Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Stoke, reaching up to 0.5. 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 Stoke.
The UV index in Stoke, United Kingdom, typically ranges from low to moderate throughout the year. During the summer months (June to August), when the sun is at its strongest, the UV index can reach moderate levels, around 5 or 6. However, during the rest of the year, especially in the winter months (December to February), the UV index is much lower, usually around 1 or 2. This means that although the sun's rays can still pose a risk, it is generally lower compared to other parts of the world.
Stoke experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring (March to May) brings mild temperatures, with average highs ranging from 11 °C (52 °F) in March to 16 °C (61 °F) in May. Summer (June to August) is usually the warmest season, with average highs between 19 °C (66 °F) and 22 °C (72 °F). Autumn (September to November) sees temperatures gradually decrease, with average highs ranging from 14 °C (57 °F) in September to 9 °C (48 °F) in November. Winter (December to February) is the coldest season, with average highs between 6 °C (43 °F) and 7 °C (45 °F), occasionally dropping to freezing temperatures.
Compared to its region, Stoke generally experiences similar weather patterns and sun exposure. The United Kingdom as a whole has a milder climate, characterized by moderate temperatures and frequent rainfall. Stoke, being in the Midlands region of the UK, has a slightly drier climate compared to the western coastal areas. However, it still receives a significant amount of annual rainfall, providing enough moisture for green landscapes. In terms of sun exposure, Stoke receives an average of around 1,400 to 1,500 hours of sunshine per year, which is fairly consistent with the national average.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Stoke. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.