Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Stavanger, reaching up to 0.2. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.
Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Stavanger.
The UV index in Stavanger, Norway can vary throughout the year. During the summer months, from June to August, when the sun is strongest, the UV index can reach high levels of 6 to 8. It is important to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to avoid sunburn and reduce the risk of skin damage.
Stavanger experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring and autumn are generally mild with temperatures ranging from 5 °C to 15 °C (41 °F to 59 °F). Summers are pleasantly warm, with temperatures averaging between 15 °C and 20 °C (59 °F and 68 °F). Winters are cool, with temperatures ranging from 0 °C to 5 °C (32 °F to 41 °F), and snowfall is common.
Compared to its region, Stavanger enjoys relatively mild weather due to the warming influence of the Gulf Stream. This helps to moderate temperatures and prevents extreme cold. However, the region still experiences cooler summers and milder winters than areas further inland. Despite being at a higher latitude, Stavanger receives a fair amount of sunlight, especially during the summer months when the days are long, allowing for extended outdoor activities during the daylight hours.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Stavanger. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.