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UV Index in South Tarawa, KI

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Today's UV index in South Tarawa, Kiribati Kiribati will be up to 15.4, 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 15.4 in South Tarawa 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.

South Tarawa Weather

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

UV Index in South Tarawa

The UV index in South Tarawa, Kiribati, can be very high throughout the year. It is important to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays by wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, and by seeking shade during peak UV hours between 10 am and 4 pm. The UV index in South Tarawa can reach levels of 10 (very high), especially during the summer months.

Weather Seasons

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South Tarawa experiences two main weather seasons: the wet season and the dry season. The wet season, which lasts from November to April, is characterized by high humidity, frequent rain showers, and occasional thunderstorms. The dry season, from May to October, sees lower humidity levels and less rainfall. The average temperature in South Tarawa ranges from 26 °C to 31 °C (79 °F to 88 °F) throughout the year.

South Tarawa's Climate

Compared to other regions, South Tarawa has a tropical climate with high sun exposure. It is located in the equatorial region, which means that it experiences relatively consistent temperatures and high humidity year-round. Due to its proximity to the equator, South Tarawa receives intense and direct sunlight throughout the year, leading to a higher UV index compared to regions farther from the equator. It is crucial to take extra precautions to protect yourself from the sun's effects when spending time outdoors in South Tarawa.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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