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Rockhampton 4-day UV forecast

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UV Forecast
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  • Saturday
    Dec 16
    Max UV Index:
    13
    icon 32°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - ESE 17km/h
    3pm - E 19km/h
    Chance of rain:
    20%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Sunday
    Dec 17
    Max UV Index:
    13
    icon 32°C
    Sunny
    Wind:
    9am - SE 18km/h
    3pm - E 21km/h
    Chance of rain:
    40%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Monday
    Dec 18
    Max UV Index:
    13
    icon 32°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - ESE 20km/h
    3pm - E 21km/h
    Chance of rain:
    30%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Tuesday
    Dec 19
    Max UV Index:
    14
    icon 32°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - E 14km/h
    3pm - E 18km/h
    Chance of rain:
    30%
    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

Second surge of heat could challenge records

10:33 EDT

Another round of intense heat is about to sweep across southern and eastern Australia, challenging December heat records for the second time in a week.

Sydney weather: Temperatures hit 40C in western Sydney ahead of late cool change

18:43 EDT

Demand for ambulances has risen by 40 per cent across the Sydney metro area today, with temperatures in the western suburbs hitting 40 degrees Celsius.

How hot does it get in Australia?

14:43 EDT

With summer underway in Australia and heatwave conditions affecting a number of states this week, a lot of temperature observations are being compared to historical records.