Melbourne 4-day UV forecast

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UV Forecast
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  • Saturday
    Jan 19
    Max UV Index:
    13
    icon 22°C
    Increasing sunshine
    Wind:
    9am - SW 11km/h
    3pm - SSW 16km/h
    Chance of rain:
    5%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Sunday
    Jan 20
    Max UV Index:
    12
    icon 25°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - S 6km/h
    3pm - SSW 17km/h
    Chance of rain:
    5%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Monday
    Jan 21
    Max UV Index:
    13
    icon 27°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - S 5km/h
    3pm - SSW 12km/h
    Chance of rain:
    5%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Tuesday
    Jan 22
    Max UV Index:
    13
    icon 32°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - SW 2km/h
    3pm - SSW 12km/h
    Chance of rain:
    40%
    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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