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UV Index in Riga

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Today's UV index in Riga, Latvia Latvia will be up to 4.8, 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 4.8 in Riga, 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.

Riga's UV Index

The UV index in Riga, Latvia, typically ranges from low to moderate, with higher values during summer months. It's rarely extreme, but it's still important to protect your skin with sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats on sunny days.

Weather Seasons

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Riga has four distinct seasons. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming flowers, while summer is cool and rainy, with highs around 20°C (68°F). Autumn sees falling leaves and colder weather, and winter is cold and snowy, with temperatures often dropping below freezing.

Riga's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Riga's weather is relatively mild. While summer highs in surrounding countries can reach above 30°C (86°F), Riga's summers are cooler and wetter. Winters in Riga are also milder than those in nearby Russia, with less snow and lower temperatures. The city's location on the Baltic Sea helps regulate its temperature and ensures a steady supply of moisture year-round.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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