Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Strasbourg, reaching up to 0.8. 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 Strasbourg.
The UV index in Strasbourg varies throughout the year. In the summer months of June, July, and August, the UV index can often reach high levels, reaching 7 or 8, which indicates a very high risk of sunburn. During spring and autumn, the UV index is usually moderate, ranging between 3 and 5. In the winter months, the UV index is generally low, with values below 3.
Strasbourg 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) to 17 °C (63 °F). Summer (June to August) is pleasantly warm, with average highs ranging from 23 °C (73 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F). Autumn (September to November) is characterized by cooler temperatures, with average highs ranging from 15 °C (59 °F) to 20 °C (68 °F). Winter (December to February) is cold, with average highs ranging from 3 °C (37 °F) to 6 °C (43 °F).
Compared to its region, Strasbourg experiences a moderate level of sun exposure. The city is located in the eastern region of France, which generally receives more sunshine than the western parts. However, it is still important to protect your skin from excessive sun exposure throughout the year. Wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses, and seeking shade during peak hours is recommended to minimize the risk of sunburn and other harmful effects of the sun.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Strasbourg. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.