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UV Index in Preston

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Today's UV index in Preston, United Kingdom United Kingdom will be up to 6.2, indicating a high 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 Preston's UV index reaching 6.2, protect your skin from harm by staying in shade, wearing protective clothing, and applying SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV rays are strongest.

Preston's UV Index

The UV index in Preston, UK, is generally low due to the city's northern location. It rarely exceeds 6, which is considered low to moderate. On average, the city has around 1300 hours of sunshine per year.

Weather Seasons

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Preston experiences all four seasons, with mild springs and autumns, warm summers, and cool winters. Winter temperatures average around 4°C, while summer temperatures typically range from 14-21°C. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year.

Preston's Climate

Compared to its region in northwest England and neighboring countries, Preston is relatively mild in the winter and cool in the summer. Nearby Scotland has colder winters and northern Ireland is typically wetter. Wales also experiences more rainfall than Preston.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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