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UV Index in Vancouver

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Today's UV index in Vancouver, Canada Canada will be up to 4.7, indicating a moderate level of sun exposure for the average person. Check the annual sun radiation in the city and our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.


Today's tips

With a UV index reaching up to 4.7 in Vancouver, stay shaded during midday when the sun is strongest; wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, UV-blocking sunglasses; apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days; and be cautious of heightened UV on bright surfaces.

Vancouver's UV Index

The UV index in Vancouver typically ranges from low to moderate. In the summer months, it can reach higher levels, but it rarely goes above 7.

Weather Seasons

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Vancouver has a mild oceanic climate with generally warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. There are four distinct seasons, but the temperature differences between them are not as significant as in many other cities.

Vancouver's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Vancouver's weather is relatively mild. While cities further inland and to the east experience cold winters and hot summers, Vancouver's temperatures remain moderate due to its coastal location and the cooling effects of the Pacific Ocean.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart below displays the average Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each month of the last year in Vancouver. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.


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