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UV Index in Riyadh, SA

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Today's UV index in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia will be up to 6, indicating high 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

With Riyadh's UV index reaching 6, protect your skin from harm by staying in shade, wearing protective clothing, and applying SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV rays are strongest.

Riyadh Weather

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

UV Index in Riyadh

The UV index in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia can be quite high, especially during the summer months. It often reaches levels considered extreme, with values exceeding 10 (very high risk). This means that the sun's ultraviolet rays are more intense and can cause sunburn and other skin damage more rapidly. It is important to take precautionary measures such as wearing sunscreen, protective clothing, and sunglasses to minimize the risk of sunburn and skin-related issues.

Weather Seasons

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Riyadh experiences a desert climate with two main seasons: a hot summer and a mild winter. During summer, temperatures can soar above 45 °C (113 °F) with low humidity, resulting in extremely hot and dry conditions. Winter temperatures range between 15 °C to 25 °C (59 °F to 77 °F), with pleasant days and cooler nights. Occasional rainfall occurs mainly during the winter months, although it is generally limited.

Riyadh's Climate

Compared to other regions, Riyadh has a similar climate to its neighboring cities in the central region of Saudi Arabia. The region as a whole experiences high temperatures and low humidity throughout the year. Due to its geographical location, Riyadh receives ample sunlight, making it important for residents and visitors to protect themselves from the intense sun exposure by following proper sun safety guidelines.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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