Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Munich, reaching up to 1.1. 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 Munich.
The UV index in Munich can vary throughout the year, reaching high levels during the summer months. In July, the UV index can be as high as 7 (high) to 8 (very high), which means a high risk of sunburn. It is important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, especially between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun is the strongest.
Munich experiences four distinct seasons. During spring (March to May), temperatures range from 5 °C (41 °F) to 15 °C (59 °F), with occasional rain showers. Summer (June to August) brings warm temperatures, averaging between 20 °C (68 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F) but can reach up to 30 °C (86 °F). Autumn (September to November) is mild, with temperatures dropping from 15 °C (59 °F) to 5 °C (41 °F) and beautiful autumn foliage. Winter (December to February) is cold, with temperatures ranging from -5 °C (23 °F) to 5 °C (41 °F), accompanied by snowfall.
Compared to other cities in the region, Munich enjoys more sun exposure. This is due to its inland location, shielded by the Alps from strong winds and rain. Munich receives an average of 1,700 hours of sunshine per year, which is higher than the regional average. This makes it an attractive destination for outdoor activities and exploring the city's vibrant outdoor culture. However, it's still important to be mindful of the sun's intensity, especially during the summer months.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Munich. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.