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UV Index in Quito, EC

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Today's UV index in Quito, Ecuador Ecuador will be up to 15.8, indicating extreme 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

UV index at 15.8 in Quito means extreme risk; limit outdoor time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., use shade, protective clothing, SPF 30+ sunscreen, and sunglasses; watch for bright surfaces like water and snow increasing UV exposure.

Quito Weather

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

UV Index in Quito

The UV index in Quito ranges from moderate to high throughout the year, with an average value of 10-11 (very high) during the sunny months. It is important to protect your skin with sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to avoid sunburns and protect against harmful UV rays.

Weather Seasons

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Quito experiences two main seasons - the dry season and the wet season. The dry season occurs from June to September, with clear skies and average temperatures ranging from 10 °C to 20 °C (50 °F to 68 °F). The wet season runs from October to May, featuring frequent rainfall and temperatures between 15 °C and 25 °C (59 °F to 77 °F).

Quito's Climate

Compared to its region, Quito enjoys a relatively mild climate due to its high elevation. However, the city experiences high levels of sun exposure due to its location near the equator. This means that the sun's rays are stronger, increasing the risk of sunburn and heat-related ailments. It is crucial to take necessary precautions and stay hydrated when spending time outdoors in Quito and its surroundings.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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