Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Stockton, reaching up to 2.2. 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 Stockton.
The UV index in Stockton can vary throughout the year. During the summer months, from June to August, the UV index can reach high levels, with values between 8 and 10. This means that it is essential to take precautions, such as applying sunscreen with a high Sun Protection Factor (SPF), wearing hats and sunglasses, and seeking shade when the sun is at its peak.
Stockton experiences four distinct weather seasons throughout the year. In spring (March to May), temperatures range from 10 °C to 23 °C (50 °F to 73 °F), with occasional rainfall. Summer (June to August) brings warm and dry weather, with average temperatures ranging from 18 °C to 34 °C (65 °F to 93 °F), occasionally reaching higher values. Autumn (September to November) is mild, with temperatures ranging from 12 °C to 27 °C (54 °F to 80 °F) and less rainfall. Winter (December to February) is cool, with temperatures ranging from 5 °C to 14 °C (41 °F to 57 °F), and occasional rainfall.
Compared to its region, Stockton tends to experience higher sun exposure due to its location in California's Central Valley. The region has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by dry and sunny summers. Stockton's latitude and inland location also contribute to its relatively high UV index during the summer. It is important for residents and visitors to be aware of the increased sun exposure and take necessary precautions to protect their skin and eyes from excessive UV radiation.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Stockton. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.