How strong are the UV rays in Budapest? Should I be careful?

Are you looking forward to visiting Budapest? Are you planning for sunshine and beautiful weather? Do not forget about the UV rays and sun-lotion!

On a warm summer day in Budapest you can enjoy delicious ice cream, warm temperatures and shops with air-condition. But, you should still be careful as you walk around in the city center of Budapest. Not because of criminality (which is very low), but because of strong UV rays that are unhealthy for your body, your eyes and your skin.

It is a common fact that spending time out in the sun between 11.00 and 15.00 should be avoided, at least without sun lotion, but even with sun-lotion (as much as possible). Those are the strongest hours with the most dangerous UV rays, and in this period they might get as strong as 8 (the scale goes from 1 to 10).

Would you like to see how strong the UV rays are in Budapest at the moment?

If you would like to check the UV rays in Budapest right now, take a look right here: https://www.idokep.hu/uv

UV map Budapest

A UV map of Hungary on June 22nd at 13.30. – This is what it might look like if you visit the site referred to above.

If you click the link above you will get to a Hungarian site. It is however quite easy to understand  anyway. You will of course practice some geography as well, because it shows a map of Hungary with Budapest almost in the middle (a bit to the north). The map uses color codes, but in addition you see numbers around (like “6.0” and then you can see other things written like “15 perc” next to the numbers. The first number shows the strength of the UV rays (on a scale between 1 and 10) and where it says  “15 Perc (or something else)” the recommended time in the sun is written (perc means minutes in Hungarian). Those numbers are of course extreme, but at least you can get a feeling about the strength of the UV rays, and it should also warn you or give you relief.

Be careful, and if you look for a refreshing program during the warm summer days in Budapest, then maybe a brewery visit or a winetasting in a wine restaurant might be something for you?

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