Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Pristina, 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 Pristina.
The UV index in Pristina can range from moderate to high throughout the year. In the summer months (June to August), the UV index often reaches levels considered high (6-8), which means there is a risk of skin damage from the sun. It is advisable to take precautions like wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses when spending time outdoors during these months.
Pristina experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Spring (March to May) is mild with temperatures averaging around 10-20 °C (50-68 °F). Summers (June to August) are warm to hot, with temperatures ranging between 25-35 °C (77-95 °F). Fall (September to November) brings cooler temperatures, averaging 10-20 °C (50-68 °F). Winters (December to February) can be cold, with temperatures dropping to 0 °C (32 °F) or even below, accompanied by snowfall.
Compared to other cities in the region, Pristina experiences a similar level of sun exposure. The UV index in Pristina is comparable to that of other cities in the Balkans, such as Tirana, Belgrade, or Skopje. Therefore, it is important for residents in all these cities to be aware of the potential risks of sun exposure and to take appropriate measures to protect their skin from harmful UV rays, especially during the summer months.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Pristina. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.