Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Utrecht, reaching up to 0.6. 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 Utrecht.
In Utrecht, the UV index (UVI) can vary throughout the year. During the summer months, from June to August, the UVI can reach high levels, ranging from 6 to 8, which means there is a high risk of sunburn. It is important to protect your skin during this time by wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.
Utrecht experiences distinct seasons. In winter, from December to February, temperatures can range from 2 °C (36 °F) to 6 °C (43 °F) on average, with occasional frosts and snowfall. Spring, from March to May, brings milder temperatures ranging from 6 °C (43 °F) to 15 °C (59 °F), with occasional rain showers. Summer, from June to August, is warm and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 17 °C (63 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F). Autumn, from September to November, is cooler, with temperatures ranging from 10 °C (50 °F) to 15 °C (59 °F) and more frequent rain.
Compared to its region, Utrecht generally experiences similar weather patterns. However, due to its inland location, Utrecht does not receive the same level of strong coastal winds and the associated temperature moderation. This means that Utrecht can have warmer summers and colder winters compared to coastal cities in the region. Additionally, the region around Utrecht gets an average of 1,600 hours of sunshine per year, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities and enjoying the sun.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Utrecht. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.