Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Montpellier, reaching up to 1.4. 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 Montpellier.
The UV index in Montpellier can reach high levels during the summer months, with values usually ranging from 6 to 8 (moderate to very high). It is important to protect your skin with sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and seek shade during peak sun hours to prevent sunburn and potential long-term damage.
Montpellier experiences a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot summers. In the winter months, temperatures range between 5 °C to 13 °C (41 °F to 55 °F), while in the summer, temperatures can soar up to 30 °C to 35 °C (86 °F to 95 °F). Spring and autumn are transition seasons, with temperatures ranging from 15 °C to 20 °C (59 °F to 68 °F). Rainfall is usually evenly distributed throughout the year.
Compared to its region, Montpellier generally enjoys more sunshine and milder temperatures. The city is located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, which is known for its sunny weather. The city benefits from approximately 2,800 to 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, making it an attractive destination for those seeking warm and sunny weather. It is important, however, to take necessary precautions as mentioned earlier to protect oneself from the intense sun exposure.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Montpellier. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.