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UV Index in Pittsburgh, US

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Today's UV index in Pittsburgh, United States United States will be up to 1.9, indicating low risk of harm from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Check our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.


Today's tips

Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Pittsburgh, reaching up to 1.9. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.

Pittsburgh Weather

Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Pittsburgh.

UV Index in Pittsburgh

The UV index in Pittsburgh can range from low to very high throughout the year. In summer, when the sun is at its strongest, the UV index can reach levels of 8 or 9 (which is considered very high). It's important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and clothing that covers exposed areas.

Weather Seasons

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Pittsburgh experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Spring brings mild temperatures, ranging from 10-20 °C (50-68 °F), while summer is warm and humid with temperatures averaging around 25-30 °C (77-86 °F). Fall is accompanied by cooler temperatures, ranging from 5-15 °C (41-59 °F), and beautiful foliage. Winter can be cold, with temperatures dropping to an average of -5 to 5 °C (23-41 °F), and snowfall is common.

Pittsburgh's Climate

Compared to its region, Pittsburgh receives a moderate amount of sun exposure. The city is located in the northeastern part of the United States, where sunlight can be less intense compared to southern regions. However, it still receives a fair share of sunshine throughout the year. It's important to adapt to the varying weather conditions and protect yourself accordingly.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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