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Rockhampton 4-day UV forecast

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UV Forecast
Extreme
  • Tuesday
    Feb 21
    Max UV Index:
    16
    icon 34°C
    Possible shower
    Wind:
    9am - SE 12km/h
    3pm - E 16km/h
    Chance of rain:
    50%
    Likely amount:
    1-5mm
  • Wednesday
    Feb 22
    Max UV Index:
    16
    icon 33°C
    Possible shower
    Wind:
    9am - SE 20km/h
    3pm - ESE 20km/h
    Chance of rain:
    30%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Thursday
    Feb 23
    Max UV Index:
    15
    icon 32°C
    Showers
    Wind:
    9am - SE 19km/h
    3pm - ESE 18km/h
    Chance of rain:
    50%
    Likely amount:
    1-5mm
  • Friday
    Feb 24
    Max UV Index:
    15
    icon 33°C
    Possible shower
    Wind:
    9am - SE 17km/h
    3pm - ESE 18km/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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Weather News

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

06:58 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Alfred has weakened to a tropical low as it begins to make landfall on the Gulf of Carpentaria's southern coast.

Cyclone Alfred forms in Gulf of Carpentaria prompting evacuations at Borroloola

06:34 EDT

Some homes in the community of Borroloola on the Gulf of Carpentaria were evacuated with 74 residents sheltering elsewhere, as they waited for Cyclone Alfred to make landfall about sunrise on Tuesday.

Kimberley wet season causing havoc but creating tourism opportunities

21:33 EDT

WA's Kimberley is in the midst of one of its biggest wet seasons on record, causing headaches for emergency services, remote communities and cattle stations cut off by flooding, but it has not been all bad news for the region.