Ultraviolet (UV) Index Forecast

The National UV Forecast Graph shows the maximum clear sky UV Index at noon for the whole of Australia. To view the UV Index Forecast for a specific location in a state or territory select that region on the State UV Forecast Map or from the State UV Forecast Index below.

National UV Forecast Graph

Map of Australia and parts of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG)
      with bands of colour representing forecast clear sky UV index 
      ranging from low (1-2, low) in green through yellow (3-5, Moderate), 
      orange (6-7, High) and red (8-10, Very High) to purple (11+, Extreme).

State UV Forecast Map

To view the UV Index Forecast for a specific location in a state, click on a state in the map below.

Map of Australia showing state divisions - click on a state to go to that state's UV index map. Tasmania UV Index map Queensland UV Index map New South Wales UV Index map Victoria UV Index map South Australia UV Index map Northern Territory UV Index map Western Australia UV Index map

Note: This map should not be used to reference locations accurately.

Map legend:
      11+ (violet) extreme,
      8-10 (red) very high,
      6-7 (orange) high,
      3-5 (yellow) moderate,
      1-2 (green) low
      Protect yourself in 5 ways:
      1) Slip on sun-protective clothing, 
      2) Slop on SPF30+ sunscreen. Reapply every two hours, 
      3) Slap on a broad-brimmed hat, 
      4) Seek shade, 
      5) Slide on wrap-around sunglasses.

Check and Protect

It is important for all Australians or visitors to Australia, to look and listen for UV Index levels in local weather forecasts.


You should use a combination of sun protection measures to keep you safe from UV radiation - never rely on just one.

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