UV Index Forecast

 

UV Index Legend
UV Index Scale

UV Index 0-2 means minimal danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people can stay in the sun for up to 1 hour during peak sun (10am to 4pm) without burning. However, people with very sensitive skin and infants should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure.

UV Index 3-5 means low risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Fair skinned people however, may burn in less than 20 minutes. Wearing a hat with a wide brim and sunglasses will protect your eyes. Always use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and wear long-sleeved shirts when outdoors.

UV Index 6-7 means moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Fair skinned people however, may burn in less than 20 minutes. Wearing a hat with a wide brim and sunglasses will protect your eyes. Always use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and wear long-sleeved shirts when outdoors. Remember to protect sensitive areas like the nose and the rims of the ears. Sunscreen prevents sunburn and some of the sun's damaging effects on the immune system. Use a lip balm or lip cream containing a sunscreen. Lip balms can help protect some people from getting cold sores.

UV Index 8-10 means high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Fair skinned people however, may burn in less than 10 minutes. Minimize sun exposure during midday hours of 10am to 4pm. Protect yourself by liberally applying a sunscreen of at least 30. Wear protective clothing and sunglasses to protect the eyes. When outside, seek shade. Don't forget that water, sand, pavement and glass reflect UV rays even under a tree, near a building or beneath a shady umbrella. Wear long sleeved shirts and trousers made from tightly-woven fabrics. UV rays can pass through the holes and spaces of loosely knit fabrics.

UV Index of 11+ means very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Fair skin people however, may burn in less than 5 minutes. Outdoor workers and vacationers who can receive very intense sun exposure are especially at risk. Minimize sun exposure during midday hours of 10am to 4pm. Apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours. Avoid being in the sun as much as possible and wear sunglasses that block out 99-100% of all UV rays (UVA and UVB). Wear a cap or a hat with a wide brim which will block roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.