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UV Index in Palmerston North

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Today's UV index in Palmerston North, New Zealand New Zealand will be up to 3.6, 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 3.6 in Palmerston North, 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.

Palmerston North's UV Index

The UV index in Palmerston North typically ranges from 1 to 10. In summer, it can reach 10 or above, while in winter it rarely exceeds 1.

Weather Seasons

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Palmerston North experiences four distinct seasons, with a mild and wet climate. Summers are warm and sunny, while winters are cool and often rainy. Spring and autumn offer mild and pleasant weather.

Palmerston North's Climate

Compared to its region, Palmerston North has a milder climate than other parts of the North Island. Its temperatures are lower than in Auckland, but higher than in Wellington. Compared to its neighboring countries, New Zealand's climate is generally cooler than Australia, but warmer than Antarctica.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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