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Townsville 4-day UV forecast

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UV Forecast
Extreme
  • Tuesday
    Oct 16
    Max UV Index:
    12
    icon 31°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - NNE 15km/h
    3pm - NNE 21km/h
    Chance of rain:
    50%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Wednesday
    Oct 17
    Max UV Index:
    12
    icon 31°C
    Possible shower
    Wind:
    9am - NNE 13km/h
    3pm - NE 22km/h
    Chance of rain:
    30%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Thursday
    Oct 18
    Max UV Index:
    12
    icon 31°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - NNE 13km/h
    3pm - NE 22km/h
    Chance of rain:
    30%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Friday
    Oct 19
    Max UV Index:
    -
    icon 30°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - ENE 13km/h
    3pm - NE 23km/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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