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Canberra 4-day UV forecast

UV Forecast
Very High
  • Wednesday
    Oct 7
    Max UV Index:
    icon 20°C
    Mostly sunny
    9am - ESE 14km/h
    3pm - E 27km/h
    Chance of rain:
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Thursday
    Oct 8
    Max UV Index:
    icon 21°C
    Mostly cloudy
    9am - E 16km/h
    3pm - ENE 22km/h
    Chance of rain:
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Friday
    Oct 9
    Max UV Index:
    icon 25°C
    Possible shower
    9am - NW 6km/h
    3pm - W 16km/h
    Chance of rain:
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Saturday
    Oct 10
    Max UV Index:
    icon 26°C
    Late shower
    9am - W 6km/h
    3pm - SW 14km/h
    Chance of rain:
    Likely amount:

Sun Protecting Tips

Protect yourself in five ways from skin cancer

  • Apply SPF30+ broad spectrum water resistant sun-screen liberally to clean, dry skin, atleast 15 minutes before being exposed to the sun, and reapply at least every two hours when outdoors.
  • Put on a broad-brimmed hat that shades your face, neck and ears.
  • Wear sun protective clothing that covers as much of your body as possible.
  • Seek shade
  • Wear wrap-around sunglasses

Avoid going outdoors unprotected between 10am - 3pm when ultraviolet radiation is the strongest.

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Weather News

El Nino's dry hand on Australia's rainfall outlook strengthens

12:36 EDT

The weather bureau says the month of September was the third driest on record in Australia.

Children dying of hunger as frost, drought worsens in Papua New Guinea, villagers say

11:43 EDT

Children in remote areas of Papua New Guinea are dying as a result of food shortages caused by frost and worsening drought, villagers say.

Warm weather sparks crop concern for Hunter farmers

06:47 EDT

Upper Hunter farmers are concerned a spike in warm weather across the region could take its toll on crop yields.