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Parkes 4-day UV forecast

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UV Forecast
High
  • Tuesday
    Sep 25
    Max UV Index:
    6
    icon 22°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - ENE 17km/h
    3pm - S 9km/h
    Chance of rain:
    10%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Wednesday
    Sep 26
    Max UV Index:
    6
    icon 24°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - NNE 12km/h
    3pm - SSW 13km/h
    Chance of rain:
    50%
    Likely amount:
    1-5mm
  • Thursday
    Sep 27
    Max UV Index:
    7
    icon 28°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - NNE 20km/h
    3pm - NNW 20km/h
    Chance of rain:
    30%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Friday
    Sep 28
    Max UV Index:
    7
    icon 27°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - N 22km/h
    3pm - WNW 26km/h
    Chance of rain:
    70%
    Likely amount:
    1-5mm

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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Spring temperature contrast

16:48 EST

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