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Townsville 4-day UV forecast

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UV Forecast
Extreme
  • Saturday
    Dec 15
    Max UV Index:
    16
    icon 29°C
    Possible thunderstorm
    Wind:
    9am - E 12km/h
    3pm - NE 20km/h
    Chance of rain:
    80%
    Likely amount:
    10-20mm
  • Sunday
    Dec 16
    Max UV Index:
    16
    icon 29°C
    Possible thunderstorm
    Wind:
    9am - E 19km/h
    3pm - SSE 23km/h
    Chance of rain:
    90%
    Likely amount:
    10-20mm
  • Monday
    Dec 17
    Max UV Index:
    14
    icon 34°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - SW 16km/h
    3pm - SSW 15km/h
    Chance of rain:
    60%
    Likely amount:
    1-5mm
  • Tuesday
    Dec 18
    Max UV Index:
    15
    icon 32°C
    Possible shower
    Wind:
    9am - SSE 15km/h
    3pm - ENE 25km/h
    Chance of rain:
    70%
    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

As Tropical Cyclone Owen approaches Queensland, here's everything you need to know

17:53 EDT

Owen is the first tropical cyclone for the Australian summer and he is starting the season with a bang.

Victorian flood victims assess damage after homes and properties inundated

17:24 EDT

Communities across Victoria's north are mopping up after flash flooding events inundated homes and stranded motorists.

Cyclone Owen to reach category four today as it closes in on Queensland's coast

17:24 EDT

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen and its wind gusts of nearly 200km/h are continuing to move slowly east towards Queensland's coast.

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