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UV Index in Reykjavik

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Today's UV index in Reykjavik, Iceland Iceland will be up to 4, indicating a moderate 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 a UV index reaching up to 4 in Reykjavik, stay shaded during midday when the sun is strongest; wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, UV-blocking sunglasses; apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days; and be cautious of heightened UV on bright surfaces.

Reykjavik's UV Index

The UV index in Reykjavik, Iceland is typically low due to its high latitude and long summer days with midnight sun. However, during the short winter days, the UV index remains low due to the limited sunlight.

Weather Seasons

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Reykjavik experiences four distinct seasons, each with its own unique weather. Summer temperatures range from 10-15°C (50-59°F), while winters are mild and windy with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing. Spring and autumn are transition seasons with varying and unpredictable weather conditions.

Reykjavik's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Reykjavik's weather is relatively mild. Its location in the North Atlantic provides it with a maritime climate, resulting in cool summers and mild winters. This contrasts with the harsh, arctic conditions of Greenland and the extremely cold winters of neighboring countries like Norway and Sweden.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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