Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Stockholm, reaching up to 0.3. 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 Stockholm.
The UV index in Stockholm, Sweden ranges from low to moderate throughout the year. During the summer months of June, July, and August, when the sun is at its strongest, the UV index can reach moderate levels of 6-8 (medium to high risk). It is important to protect your skin by using sunscreen, wearing sunglasses, and seeking shade during the peak hours of 11 am to 3 pm.
Stockholm experiences four distinct seasons, with varying weather conditions. Spring (March to May) is cool with average temperatures between 0 °C to 12 °C (32 °F to 54 °F), often transitioning from snow to rain showers. Summer (June to August) is generally mild with average temperatures hovering between 15 °C to 25 °C (59 °F to 77 °F). Autumn (September to November) turns cooler with temperatures dropping from 10 °C to 0 °C (50 °F to 32 °F), and colorful foliage decorates the city. Winter (December to February) is cold with temperatures ranging from -5 °C to -1 °C (23 °F to 30 °F), frequently accompanied by snowfall.
Compared to its region, Stockholm receives a moderate amount of sunlight. Being located in Northern Europe, the city experiences long summer days with up to 18 hours of daylight. However, during the winter months, the days become much shorter with only around 6 hours of daylight. This significant difference in sunlight exposure throughout the year has an impact on the climate and the lifestyles of its residents.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Stockholm. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.