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Mackay 4-day UV forecast

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UV Forecast
Extreme
  • Wednesday
    Dec 19
    Max UV Index:
    15
    icon 32°C
    Clearing shower
    Wind:
    9am - S 21km/h
    3pm - SE 23km/h
    Chance of rain:
    70%
    Likely amount:
    1-5mm
  • Thursday
    Dec 20
    Max UV Index:
    15
    icon 33°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - SSE 24km/h
    3pm - SE 21km/h
    Chance of rain:
    80%
    Likely amount:
    1-5mm
  • Friday
    Dec 21
    Max UV Index:
    15
    icon 33°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - E 12km/h
    3pm - ENE 12km/h
    Chance of rain:
    40%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Saturday
    Dec 22
    Max UV Index:
    15
    icon 34°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - NNE 12km/h
    3pm - NE 17km/h
    Chance of rain:
    70%
    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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Perth Christmas Day weather forecast to be the hottest in six years

19:59 EDT

Perth is set to experience its hottest Christmas Day in six years with a sunny day and a top of 34 degrees Celsius expected.

Red hot in the Red Centre

15:26 EDT

Alice Springs Airport may challenge its December heat record during the next couple of days as temperatures soar in central Australia.

Tropical Cyclone Owen's rainfall legacy

11:41 EDT

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen is still spinning away off the central coast of Queensland, more than two weeks after it first formed in the Coral Sea and days after it broke Australia's December daily rainfall record.