Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Swansea, reaching up to 0.6. 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 Swansea.
The UV index in Swansea can vary throughout the year. During the summer months, from June to August, the UV index can reach levels of 7 or higher (very high), which can cause sunburn in as little as 15 minutes if adequate protection is not taken. In the winter months, from November to February, the UV index is typically lower and ranges from 1 to 2 (low to moderate). It is still important to protect your skin during these months.
Swansea experiences four distinct weather seasons. Spring, from March to May, is mild with average temperatures ranging from 8 °C to 15 °C (46 °F to 59 °F). Summer, from June to August, is generally warm with temperatures averaging between 12 °C and 22 °C (54 °F to 72 °F). Autumn, from September to November, brings cooler temperatures ranging from 8 °C to 16 °C (46 °F to 61 °F). Winter, from December to February, is cool with temperatures typically between 3 °C and 8 °C (37 °F to 46 °F).
Compared to its region, Swansea enjoys a moderate climate with comfortable temperatures year-round. However, due to the location on the coast, it is important to note that Swansea experiences higher levels of annual rainfall compared to inland areas. The region also receives relatively average to above-average sun exposure, offering opportunities for outdoor activities. It is still advisable to wear sunscreen and protective clothing to minimize the risk of sunburn and sun damage.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Swansea. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.