Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Madrid, reaching up to 2. 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 Madrid.
The UV index in Madrid can range from moderate to high levels, especially during the summer months. It is important to protect your skin when the index is high (above 6), using sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.
Madrid experiences four distinct seasons. Summers tend to be hot and dry, with average temperatures ranging from 24 °C (75 °F) to 33 °C (91 °F). Spring and autumn are mild and pleasant, with temperatures around 13 °C (55 °F) to 22 °C (72 °F). Winters can be cold, with average temperatures ranging from 1 °C (34 °F) to 9 °C (48 °F).
Compared to its region, Madrid enjoys a relatively high sun exposure, with an average of 2,769 hours of sunshine per year. This is higher than Barcelona's 2,521 hours and even Lisbon's 2,806 hours. However, Madrid experiences more extreme temperature variations due to its inland location.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Madrid. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.