Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Swindon, 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 Swindon.
The UV index in Swindon typically ranges from low to moderate. On average, it hovers around 3 during the summer months (June to August). This means that sun protection, such as wearing sunscreen and a hat, is generally advised to prevent sunburn. However, during the rest of the year, the UV index tends to be lower, ranging from 0 to 2, making the risk of sunburn relatively minimal.
Swindon experiences four distinct seasons throughout the year. Spring (March to May) brings milder temperatures, with average highs reaching around 12-15 °C (54-59 °F). Summer (June to August) is the warmest season, with temperatures averaging between 20-24 °C (68-75 °F), occasionally reaching higher values. Autumn (September to November) sees temperatures cooling down, ranging from 13-17 °C (55-63 °F). Winter (December to February) is the coldest period, with average highs of 7-9 °C (45-48 °F) and occasional frost.
Compared to other regions in the United Kingdom, Swindon enjoys a relatively moderate climate with a fair amount of sunshine. However, it receives less sun exposure than the southern coastal areas such as Bournemouth, which benefit from the warmer gulf stream. Still, Swindon experiences a sufficient amount of sunshine throughout the year, with an average of 1,500 to 1,700 hours annually.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Swindon. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.