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UV Index in Tauranga, NZ

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Today's UV index in Tauranga, New Zealand New Zealand will be up to 9, indicating very high risk of harm from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Check our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.


Today's tips

With a UV index of 9 in Tauranga, it's crucial to safeguard your skin from harmful UV rays. Protect yourself by minimizing sun exposure, wearing protective clothing, and applying SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours.

Tauranga Weather

Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Tauranga.

UV Index in Tauranga

The UV index in Tauranga, New Zealand ranges from moderate to high throughout the year, peaking in summer. It is advisable to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen (SPF 30+) and a hat, and seeking shade during the peak hours of 10 am to 4 pm.

Weather Seasons

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Tauranga experiences a mild maritime climate, with warm summers and cool winters. The summer season, from December to February, brings average daily temperatures of 22-26 °C (72-79 °F), while winter, from June to August, sees temperatures averaging 12-16 °C (54-61 °F). Spring and autumn are transitional seasons with temperatures ranging between 16-21 °C (61-70 °F).

Tauranga's Climate

Compared to other regions in New Zealand, Tauranga has a higher annual sunshine hours average of around 2,200 hours. This, coupled with its coastal location, means residents and visitors enjoy a good amount of sun exposure. However, it's crucial to practice sun safety measures all year round to minimize the risk of sunburn and skin damage.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Tauranga. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.


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