Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Luton, reaching up to 0.6. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.
Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Luton.
The UV index in Luton can reach high levels during the summer months, especially between 11 am and 3 pm. It is important to protect your skin and eyes by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat when the UV index is high. The index ranges from 1 (low) to 11+ (extreme), so be mindful of sun exposure to avoid sunburns and long-term skin damage.
Luton experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring (March to May) is mild with temperatures ranging from 10 °C to 15 °C (50 °F to 59 °F). Summer (June to August) is fairly warm with temperatures between 20 °C and 25 °C (68 °F and 77 °F). Autumn (September to November) brings cooler temperatures ranging from 10 °C to 15 °C (50 °F to 59 °F). Winter (December to February) is cold, with temperatures averaging around 2 °C to 8 °C (36 °F to 46 °F). Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, so keep an umbrella handy!
Compared to the region, Luton experiences similar weather patterns and sun exposure. The town is part of the East of England region, which generally has a temperate maritime climate. However, due to its inland location, Luton may experience slightly warmer summers and cooler winters compared to coastal areas nearby. Therefore, it is essential to stay updated on weather forecasts and dress accordingly to ensure comfort and safety.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Luton. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.