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Newcastle 4-day UV forecast

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UV Forecast
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  • Thursday
    Dec 14
    Max UV Index:
    12
    icon 38°C
    Sunny
    Wind:
    9am - NNE 15km/h
    3pm - NE 24km/h
    Chance of rain:
    50%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Friday
    Dec 15
    Max UV Index:
    12
    icon 28°C
    Clearing shower
    Wind:
    9am - SW 21km/h
    3pm - S 22km/h
    Chance of rain:
    30%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Saturday
    Dec 16
    Max UV Index:
    12
    icon 36°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - NNE 13km/h
    3pm - ENE 27km/h
    Chance of rain:
    20%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Sunday
    Dec 17
    Max UV Index:
    13
    icon 30°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - S 17km/h
    3pm - SE 25km/h
    Chance of rain:
    40%
    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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