Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Winnipeg, reaching up to 0.7. 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 Winnipeg.
The UV index in Winnipeg can vary throughout the year, reaching higher levels during the summer months. In June, July, and August, the UV index ranges from 6 to 8, which is considered high. It's essential to protect your skin by wearing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses when spending time outdoors.
Winnipeg experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Spring (March to May) brings temperatures ranging from 1 °C (34 °F) to 17 °C (63 °F), with occasional rain showers. Summer (June to August) is warm, with temperatures averaging 18 °C (64 °F) to 26 °C (79 °F). Fall (September to November) sees temperatures dropping to 5 °C (41 °F) to 20 °C (68 °F) and beautiful foliage. Winter (December to February) is the coldest season, with temperatures plummeting to an average of -15 °C (5 °F) to -25 °C (-13 °F) and substantial snowfall.
Compared to its region, Winnipeg experiences more extreme temperatures and sun exposure. The city is located in the prairie region of Canada, which means it has a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Winnipeg receives around 2,347 hours of sunshine annually, which is slightly higher than the regional average. However, it also experiences cold snaps during the winter months, with temperatures dipping below -30 °C (-22 °F) at times.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Winnipeg. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.