National UV Index Forecast Map

Note: This map shows the maximum clear sky UV Index at noon.

UV forecast chart

Protect your skin

For best protection, SunSmart recommends a combination of sun protection measures:

  • Slip on some sun-protective clothing - that covers as much skin as possible
  • Slop on broad spectrum, water resistant SPF30+ sunscreen. Put it on 20 minutes before you go outdoors and every two hours afterwards. Sunscreen should never be used to extend the time you spend in the sun.
  • Slap on a hat - that protects your face, head, neck and ears
  • Seek shade
  • Slide on some sunglasses - make sure they meet Australian Standards

Extra care should be taken between 10am and 3pm when UV levels reach their peak.

For information on how to protect your skin from sun damage, see SunSmart.

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