Cairns 4-day UV forecast

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UV Forecast
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  • Thursday
    Jan 23
    Max UV Index:
    16
    icon 32°C
    Possible thunderstorm
    Wind:
    9am - E 3km/h
    3pm - ENE 11km/h
    Chance of rain:
    70%
    Likely amount:
    5-10mm
  • Friday
    Jan 24
    Max UV Index:
    16
    icon 32°C
    Possible shower
    Wind:
    9am - E 4km/h
    3pm - ENE 13km/h
    Chance of rain:
    60%
    Likely amount:
    1-5mm
  • Saturday
    Jan 25
    Max UV Index:
    16
    icon 33°C
    Possible shower
    Wind:
    9am - E 3km/h
    3pm - ENE 12km/h
    Chance of rain:
    70%
    Likely amount:
    1-5mm
  • Sunday
    Jan 26
    Max UV Index:
    16
    icon 32°C
    Possible shower
    Wind:
    9am - SE 3km/h
    3pm - ENE 12km/h
    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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06:13 EDT

Just days after some of the worst bushfires ever seen in Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology tweeted on January 8 that a climate driver called the Indian Ocean Dipole had returned to neutral.

Wet-season storms drop 'best rain in years' across Territory cattle country

06:12 EDT

Wet-season storms have delivered much-needed rain across Northern Territory cattle country, with drought-affected Barkly producers among those to benefit from the downpour.

BOM forecasts Sydney to hit 41C as NSW braces for hot weather and bushfire flare ups

05:30 EDT

NSW is set for a day of wild weather with scorching temperatures, dust storms, damaging winds and the risk of bushfires reigniting after a week of rain.