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UV Index in Quito

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Today's UV index in Quito, Ecuador Ecuador will be up to 13.5, indicating a extreme 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

UV index at 13.5 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's UV Index

The UV index in Quito, Ecuador typically ranges from low to high, with an average of 6.5. This is considered a moderate level, which can still pose a risk for sunburn and skin damage during peak sunlight hours.

Weather Seasons

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Quito has two main seasons: dry and wet. The dry season, also known as the "summer", runs from June to September, with temperatures ranging from 46°F to 72°F. The wet season, or "winter", lasts from October to May, with slightly cooler temperatures and more frequent rainfall.

Quito's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Quito's weather is mild and stable. While the coastal areas of Ecuador experience tropical climates and the Amazon rainforest is extremely humid, Quito's location in the Andes mountains results in a more temperate climate with less rain. However, Quito's altitude of 9,350 feet above sea level means that temperatures can drop significantly at night.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart below displays the average Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each month 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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