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UV Index in Manila, PH

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Today's UV index in Manila, Philippines Philippines will be up to 12.3, indicating extreme risk of harm from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Check our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.


Today's tips

UV index at 12.3 in Manila means extreme risk; limit outdoor time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., use shade, protective clothing, SPF 30+ sunscreen, and sunglasses; watch for bright surfaces like water and snow increasing UV exposure.

Manila Weather

Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Manila.

UV Index in Manila

The UV index in Manila, Philippines is generally high throughout the year, ranging from 9 to 11 (very high to extreme). This means the sun's rays are very intense and can cause sunburn in a short amount of time. It is important to protect your skin by using sunscreen, wearing a hat, and seeking shade during peak hours between 10 am to 4 pm.

Weather Seasons

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Manila experiences two main weather seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season runs from November to April, where temperatures range from 24 °C to 34 °C (75 °F to 93 °F). It is characterized by hot and humid weather with very little rainfall. The rainy season, on the other hand, occurs from May to October, with temperatures ranging from 25 °C to 32 °C (77 °F to 90 °F). During this time, frequent rain showers and thunderstorms are expected.

Manila's Climate

Compared to its neighboring countries in Southeast Asia, Manila and the Philippines have a higher UV exposure due to its proximity to the equator. This means that the sun's rays are more direct, resulting in a higher UV index. It is important for residents and visitors to be mindful of sun protection measures to reduce the risk of skin damage and related health issues.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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