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Te Kowai 4-day UV forecast

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UV Forecast
Extreme
  • Saturday
    Jan 20
    Max UV Index:
    14
    icon 32°C
    Mostly cloudy
    Wind:
    9am - -
    3pm - -
    Chance of rain:
    5%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Sunday
    Jan 21
    Max UV Index:
    14
    icon 31°C
    Mostly cloudy
    Wind:
    9am - -
    3pm - -
    Chance of rain:
    50%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Monday
    Jan 22
    Max UV Index:
    14
    icon 32°C
    Clearing shower
    Wind:
    9am - -
    3pm - -
    Chance of rain:
    40%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Tuesday
    Jan 23
    Max UV Index:
    14
    icon 32°C
    Late shower
    Wind:
    9am - -
    3pm - -
    Chance of rain:
    50%
    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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Weather News

Southern states swelter as power supply struggles

18:30 EDT

The power supply in Victoria and South Australia is being put to the test as five of the states and territories face an extreme heatwave, with temperatures in some areas already hitting 40 degrees Celsius.

Melbourne hits 42C as Victorians warned to take 'heat kills' warnings seriously

18:22 EDT

Melburnians — and the world's best tennis players — have battled through temperatures of about 42 degrees Celsius, as energy authorities curtailed some industrial users' power consumption and firefighters across Victoria stood on high alert.

SA heatwave will not affect power supply, Treasurer says, as TDU amateur cyclists ignore warnings

17:55 EDT

The South Australian Government is not expecting to use the state's new backup diesel power generators despite temperatures well into the mid-40s forcing a tight power supply balance.