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UV Index in Manchester

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Today's UV index in Manchester, United Kingdom United Kingdom will be up to 4.2, indicating a moderate level of sun exposure for the average person. Check the annual sun radiation in the city and our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.


Today's tips

With a UV index reaching up to 4.2 in Manchester, stay shaded during midday when the sun is strongest; wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, UV-blocking sunglasses; apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days; and be cautious of heightened UV on bright surfaces.

Manchester's UV Index

The UV index in Manchester typically ranges from low to moderate. In winter, the index rarely goes above 2, while in summer, it can reach up to 6.

Weather Seasons

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Manchester has four distinct seasons. Spring (March to May) is mild and wet, summer (June to August) is warm and sometimes rainy, autumn (September to November) is cool and colorful, and winter (December to February) is cold and often snowy.

Manchester's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Manchester is generally milder and rainier. While cities in southern England and Wales may have warmer summers, Manchester's winters are less harsh than those in Scotland and northern England. Rain is relatively frequent throughout the year, but Manchester tends to be drier than cities in western Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart below displays the average Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each month of the last year in Manchester. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.


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