Spending time outside? Prepare yourself by keeping an eye on the UV (ultraviolet) Index, a real-time indication of the strength of the sun's UV rays. Be SunSmart and protect yourself by seeking shade and wearing appropriate clothing. Remember that UV rays can penetrate clouds and other objects that cast shadow. It can also reflect off surfaces such as snow and sand.

Sunburn is just a symptom of the damage that can occur to your skin in even the mildest of weather conditions. Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap and seek. Find the balance between sun and shade by reading our article on staying sun smart.

  • Adelaide 10.9
  • Alice Springs 12.9
  • Brisbane 5
  • Canberra 9.8
  • Casey 7.3
  • Darwin 12
  • Davis 3.2
  • Emerald 4.9
  • Gold Coast 4.4
  • Kingston 5.6
  • Macquarie Island 5.4
  • Mawson 2.3
  • Melbourne 10.1
  • Newcastle 11.1
  • Perth 9
  • Sydney 11.2
  • Townsville 12.8

Data provided by ARPANSA; Last Updated: 2 Dec 2021 14:19

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