Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Toledo, reaching up to 1.7. 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 Toledo.
The UV index in Toledo ranges from low to high throughout the year. During summer (June to August), it can reach levels of 6 to 8 (high), meaning it takes around 15-25 minutes to get sunburned without protection. In spring and fall (March to May, September to November), the index ranges from 3 to 5 (moderate), requiring 25-45 minutes of exposure for sunburn risk. In winter (December to February), the UV index drops to 1 or 2 (low), where sunburn risk is minimal if not protected.
Toledo experiences four distinct seasons. Spring (March to May) brings mild temperatures between 5-20 °C (40-70 °F) with occasional rain showers. Summer (June to August) sees hot and humid conditions, with average temperatures ranging from 20-30 °C (70-90 °F). Fall (September to November) brings cooler weather, ranging from 5-20 °C (40-70 °F) with colorful foliage. Winter (December to February) is cold, with temperatures averaging between -5 to 5 °C (20-40 °F) and occasional snowfall.
Toledo, located in the Great Lakes region, is exposed to changing weather patterns due to its proximity to Lake Erie. It experiences a moderate climate compared to its surrounding areas. The lake tends to moderate temperatures, leading to cooler summers and milder winters compared to locations further inland. However, this proximity also brings lake-effect snow during winter, resulting in increased snowfall amounts and potential impact on daily life. Additionally, the lake affects the area's humidity levels, leading to an increased chance of thunderstorms during the warm season.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Toledo. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.