Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Paris, reaching up to 0.9. 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 Paris.
The UV index in Paris can range from low to very high levels throughout the year. During the summer months, from June to August, the UV index can reach 7 or 8 (high) on clear and sunny days. It is important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and to minimize your sun exposure between 11 am and 3 pm when the sun's rays are the strongest.
Paris experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring (March to May) is mild with temperatures ranging from 8 °C to 15 °C (46 °F to 59 °F). Summer (June to August) is warm and sometimes hot with temperatures ranging from 15 °C to 25 °C (59 °F to 77 °F). Autumn (September to November) is mild with temperatures ranging from 10 °C to 20 °C (50 °F to 68 °F). Winter (December to February) is cold with temperatures ranging from 3 °C to 7 °C (37 °F to 45 °F) and occasional snowfall.
Compared to its region, Paris experiences moderate sun exposure. The city is located in northern Europe, making it at a higher latitude than areas to the south. This means that during winter, days are shorter and receive less sunlight. However, during summer, Paris can still have long daylight hours. It's important to be aware of sun exposure and its effects on the skin regardless of the season, especially during the peak hours of the day.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Paris. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.