Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Umeå, reaching up to 0.1. 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 Umeå.
The UV index in Umeå ranges from 0 to 8 (0 to 8) during the year. The highest levels occur in the summer months, reaching 8 (29.44 °C or 84.99 °F) in July. It is important to protect your skin and eyes during this time by using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and seeking shade when the UV index is high.
Umeå experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring (March to May) brings milder temperatures, ranging from around -3 °C to 12 °C (26.6 °F to 53.6 °F), along with rain showers. Summer (June to August) is pleasantly warm, with average temperatures of 14 °C to 22 °C (57.2 °F to 71.6 °F), and occasional periods of sunshine. Autumn (September to November) sees cooler temperatures ranging from 3 °C to 10 °C (37.4 °F to 50 °F) and beautiful autumn foliage. Winter (December to February) brings cold temperatures, usually ranging from -10 °C to -2 °C (14 °F to 28.4 °F), and heavy snowfall.
Compared to its region, Umeå receives less sunlight due to its northern location. In summer, the city enjoys long daylight hours with up to 19 hours of sunshine. However, in winter, Umeå experiences very short daylight hours, with only about 4 hours of sunlight per day. It is important to take this into consideration when planning outdoor activities and adjusting to the different sun exposure throughout the year.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Umeå. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.