Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Podgorica, reaching up to 1.7. 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 Podgorica.
The UV index in Podgorica, Montenegro can vary throughout the year. During the summer months, from June to August, the UV index is generally high, often reaching 9 or even 10 (very high to extreme) on a scale of 0 to 11+. This means that it is crucial to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays by using sunscreen, wearing hats and sunglasses, and seeking shade when possible.
In Podgorica, the weather follows distinct seasons. Spring (March to May) brings mild temperatures ranging from 10 °C to 20 °C (50 °F to 68 °F) and occasional rainfall. Summer (June to August) is hot with temperatures reaching 30 °C to 35 °C (86 °F to 95 °F) and minimal rainfall. Autumn (September to November) sees cooler temperatures ranging from 10 °C to 20 °C (50 °F to 68 °F) and more rainfall. Winter (December to February) is relatively mild with temperatures around 5 °C to 10 °C (41 °F to 50 °F) and occasional snowfall in the surrounding mountains.
Compared to neighboring regions, Podgorica experiences a significant amount of sunshine throughout the year. With approximately 2,500 to 2,800 hours of sunshine annually, the city enjoys a higher sun exposure than many other places in the region. This makes it important to take necessary precautions against sunburn and skin damage, especially during the summer months when the sun's intensity is at its peak.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Podgorica. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.