Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Tulsa, reaching up to 2.4. 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 Tulsa.
The UV index in Tulsa typically ranges from low to very high throughout the year. During autumn and winter (October to February), the UV index remains relatively low, ranging from 1 to 4. In spring and summer (March to September), it increases to moderate or very high levels, ranging from 5 to 10. It is crucial to protect the skin by using sunscreen, wearing hats and sunglasses, and seeking shade during peak sunlight hours.
Tulsa experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring (March to May) is characterized by mild temperatures, ranging from 15 °C (59 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F), with occasional rain showers and thunderstorms. Summer (June to August) brings warmer weather, with temperatures averaging between 25 °C (77 °F) and 35 °C (95 °F). Autumn (September to November) highlights pleasant temperatures, ranging from 15 °C (59 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F), along with beautiful foliage. Winter (December to February) is generally cold, with temperatures ranging from -5 °C (23 °F) to 10 °C (50 °F) and occasional snowfall.
Compared to other cities in its region, Tulsa experiences moderate sun exposure. Although not as intense as southern states like Texas and Arizona, Tulsa still receives significant sunlight throughout the year. The average annual sunshine hours in Tulsa range from 2,800 to 3,200 hours, providing ample opportunity for outdoor activities. However, it's important to practice sun safety and take necessary precautions to avoid overexposure and potential sunburns.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Tulsa. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.