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UV Index in Southampton, GB

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Today's UV index in Southampton, United Kingdom United Kingdom will be up to 0.7, indicating low 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

Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Southampton, reaching up to 0.7. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.

Southampton Weather

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

UV Index in Southampton

In Southampton, the UV index varies throughout the year, reaching its highest levels during summer. In July and August, the UV index can reach levels of 7 to 8 (high), which means there is a high risk of sunburn. It is important to protect your skin by using sunscreen with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) and wearing protective clothing, especially during midday when the sun is the strongest.

Weather Seasons

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Southampton experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring and autumn bring mild temperatures, with average highs ranging from 11 °C to 16 °C (52 °F to 61 °F). Summers are relatively warm, with temperatures ranging from 20 °C to 24 °C (68 °F to 75 °F) on average. Winters are cool, with average highs ranging from 8 °C to 10 °C (46 °F to 50 °F), and the possibility of occasional frosts.

Southampton's Climate

Compared to other cities in the United Kingdom, Southampton enjoys a relatively mild climate with slightly warmer and sunnier weather. Its coastal location provides some protection from extreme weather conditions. However, it is still important to be mindful of sun exposure, especially during the summer months, as the city experiences long daylight hours and higher UV levels.

Annual Sun Radiation

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


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