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Mascot 4-day UV forecast

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UV Forecast
Extreme
  • Thursday
    Feb 23
    Max UV Index:
    12
    icon 31°C
    Sunny
    Wind:
    9am - NNE 23km/h
    3pm - NE 32km/h
    Chance of rain:
    5%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Friday
    Feb 24
    Max UV Index:
    11
    icon 27°C
    Late shower
    Wind:
    9am - ESE 14km/h
    3pm - SE 24km/h
    Chance of rain:
    90%
    Likely amount:
    1-5mm
  • Saturday
    Feb 25
    Max UV Index:
    9
    icon 23°C
    Showers
    Wind:
    9am - S 31km/h
    3pm - S 35km/h
    Chance of rain:
    90%
    Likely amount:
    10-20mm
  • Sunday
    Feb 26
    Max UV Index:
    9
    icon 23°C
    Showers
    Wind:
    9am - SSE 26km/h
    3pm - SSE 33km/h
    Chance of rain:
    90%
    Likely amount:
    10-20mm

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

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alfred makes landfall, weakens to tropical low

13:45 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Alfred has weakened to a tropical low as it nears landfall on the Gulf of Carpentaria's southern coast, but the Bureau of Meteorology warned the weather system remained powerful.

The last heat of summer for Perth

12:22 EDT

Perth, and much of Western Australia's southwest are about to experience their final scorcher of the summer.

Flooded Carpentaria only slowly drying out

10:48 EDT

Queensland's Carpentaria is still flooding due to a stubborn Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alfred and will only slowly dry out as the system moves away.