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Emerald 4-day UV forecast

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UV Forecast
Extreme
  • Wednesday
    Dec 12
    Max UV Index:
    14
    icon 37°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - ENE 18km/h
    3pm - ENE 17km/h
    Chance of rain:
    30%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Thursday
    Dec 13
    Max UV Index:
    15
    icon 37°C
    Possible thunderstorm
    Wind:
    9am - NE 17km/h
    3pm - NNE 14km/h
    Chance of rain:
    60%
    Likely amount:
    10-20mm
  • Friday
    Dec 14
    Max UV Index:
    15
    icon 33°C
    Possible thunderstorm
    Wind:
    9am - N 14km/h
    3pm - NNW 16km/h
    Chance of rain:
    70%
    Likely amount:
    10-20mm
  • Saturday
    Dec 15
    Max UV Index:
    15
    icon 31°C
    Possible thunderstorm
    Wind:
    9am - ENE 13km/h
    3pm - E 16km/h
    Chance of rain:
    80%
    Likely amount:
    5-10mm

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

What to expect from a cyclone like Owen

11:49 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Owen is strengthening over the Gulf of Carpentaria and is expected to travel over eastern Queensland during the coming days, potentially causing widespread severe weather in a number of populated areas.

Tropical Cyclone Owen redevelops into category one system, preparations underway

11:21 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Owen has redeveloped into a category one system in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria and is forecast to intensify further.

Legendary south-west Queensland stock routes closed due to drought

07:02 EDT

Ongoing drought conditions have taken a toll on century-old travelling stock routes with vital areas in south-west Queensland closed off to graziers for the first time in living memory.

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