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UV Index in Maputo

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Today's UV index in Maputo, Mozambique Mozambique will be up to 4.5, 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 4.5 in Maputo, 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.

Maputo's UV Index

Maputo, Mozambique has a high UV index, often reaching extreme levels. This is due to its tropical climate and proximity to the equator. It's important to take sun safety precautions when outside.

Weather Seasons

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Maputo experiences two main seasons: a wet, hot summer and a dry, mild winter. The wet season lasts from November to April, with temperatures averaging around 27°C. The dry season, from May to October, sees cooler temperatures and less rain.

Maputo's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Maputo is relatively warm and wet. Surrounding countries like South Africa and Zimbabwe have more pronounced seasonal temperature changes and less rainfall. Maputo's tropical climate is influenced by its coastal location and the Mozambique Channel.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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