Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Newport, reaching up to 0.6. 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 Newport.
The UV index in Newport averages around 2-3, which is considered low. This means there is a low risk of harmful UV radiation from the sun. However, it's still important to protect yourself by wearing sunscreen and seeking shade during peak hours, especially in the summer (June to August) when the UV index can reach 6-7.
Newport experiences a mild maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. The average temperature in summer (June to August) ranges from 15-21 °C (59-70 °F), while in winter (December to February) it ranges from 3-9 °C (37-48 °F). Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) have temperatures ranging from 9-14 °C (48-57 °F). Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year.
Compared to its region, Newport receives relatively mild temperatures due to its coastal location. However, it also experiences higher levels of rainfall compared to neighboring areas. The sun exposure in Newport is lower than areas further south in the United Kingdom due to its northern latitude. So while the temperatures may not be as extreme, it's still important to be cautious of the sun's rays and take necessary precautions.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Newport. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.