Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Tbilisi, reaching up to 1.8. 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 Tbilisi.
In Tbilisi, the UV index can be quite high during the summer months, reaching levels of 8 or 9 (very high to very high/extreme). This means that it is essential to protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses. Avoiding direct exposure to the sun during peak hours, usually from 11 am to 4 pm, can significantly reduce the risk of sunburn and other harmful effects of UV radiation.
Tbilisi experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring (March to May) is mild and gradually becomes warmer, with temperatures ranging from around 10 °C (50 °F) to 20 °C (68 °F). Summer (June to August) in Tbilisi is hot, with temperatures regularly exceeding 30 °C (86 °F). Autumn (September to November) brings cooler temperatures ranging from 8 °C (46 °F) to 20 °C (68 °F). Winter (December to February) is cold, with temperatures ranging from 0 °C (32 °F) to 5 °C (41 °F) on average.
Compared to other cities in the region, Tbilisi enjoys an ample amount of sunshine throughout the year. Its subtropical climate leads to longer and hotter summers, making it a favorable destination for sun lovers. However, it is important to maintain sun safety practices due to the high UV levels, especially during the summer months when the sun is at its strongest.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Tbilisi. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.