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UV Index in Maputo, MZ

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Today's UV index in Maputo, Mozambique Mozambique will be up to 12.5, 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 12.5 in Maputo 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.

Maputo Weather

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

UV Index in Maputo

The UV index in Maputo, Mozambique, can be quite high throughout the year, reaching levels of 11 (extreme) during peak summer months. It is recommended to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat, especially between 10 am and 4 pm.

Weather Seasons

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Maputo experiences a humid subtropical climate with two distinct seasons. The rainy season lasts from November to April, characterized by high temperatures, humidity, and occasional thunderstorms. The dry season, from May to October, brings cooler temperatures and less rainfall, making it a more comfortable time to visit.

Maputo's Climate

Compared to other regions, Maputo lies in a zone with a high sun exposure. Due to its proximity to the Indian Ocean, the city enjoys warm temperatures year-round, with average highs of 29 °C (84 °F) in summer and 24 °C (75 °F) in winter. However, the coastal breeze helps alleviate the heat, making it more pleasant by providing some relief from the high temperatures.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day 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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