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Young 4-day UV forecast

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UV Forecast
Moderate
  • Thursday
    Sep 1
    Max UV Index:
    5
    icon 17°C
    Fog then sunny
    Wind:
    9am - NNE 2km/h
    3pm - NW 6km/h
    Chance of rain:
    60%
    Likely amount:
    1-5mm
  • Friday
    Sep 2
    Max UV Index:
    5
    icon 15°C
    Rain
    Wind:
    9am - ESE 9km/h
    3pm - ESE 16km/h
    Chance of rain:
    90%
    Likely amount:
    20-40mm
  • Saturday
    Sep 3
    Max UV Index:
    4
    icon 15°C
    Rain
    Wind:
    9am - W 23km/h
    3pm - W 25km/h
    Chance of rain:
    60%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Sunday
    Sep 4
    Max UV Index:
    4
    icon 15°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - W 9km/h
    3pm - WSW 15km/h
    Chance of rain:
    40%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm

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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