Ultraviolet (UV) Index Forecast

State UV Index Forecast Map

Map of Queensland showing locations where Ultra Violet (UV) index forcasts are available - click on a location to go its UV index forecast. Ayr Amberley Barcaldine Biloela Bowen Brisbane Bundaberg Burketown Cairns Charleville Charters Towers Clermont Cloncurry Cooktown Coolangatta Dalby Emerald Gladstone Gold Coast Goondiwindi Gympie Hervey Bay Ingham Innisfail Ipswich Kingaroy Longreach Mackay Mareeba Maroochydore Maryborough Moranbah Mt Isa Normanton Richmond Rockhampton Roma Tewantin Thursday Island Toowoomba Townsville Warwick Winton Yeppoon

Notes:

  • These map locations identify stations where the weather observation data is collected. In some cases, these stations are located a short distance from corresponding towns, most commonly at local airports.
  • This map should not be used to reference locations accurately.

State UV Index Forecast Table

Queensland UV Index Forecast valid Wednesday 30 July 2014
Location Sun Protection Recommended between (local time) Maximum UV Index UV Index Broken cloud UV Index Overcast
Amberley 10.00 am to 1.50 pm 4 2 2
Ayr-Home Hill 9.30 am to 3.10 pm 7 4 3
Barcaldine 10.00 am to 2.50 pm 6 4 3
Biloela 9.40 am to 2.20 pm 5 3 2
Boulia 10.20 am to 3.20 pm 6 4 3
Bowen 9.30 am to 3.00 pm 7 4 3
Brisbane 10.00 am to 1.50 pm 4 2 2
Bundaberg 9.40 am to 2.10 pm 5 3 2
Burketown 9.50 am to 3.40 pm 8 5 4
Cairns 9.20 am to 3.20 pm 8 5 4
Charleville 10.20 am to 2.20 pm 5 3 2
Charters Towers 9.40 am to 3.10 pm 7 4 3
Clermont 9.40 am to 2.50 pm 6 4 3
Cloncurry 10.00 am to 3.30 pm 7 4 3
Cooktown 9.20 am to 3.30 pm 8 5 4
Coolangatta 10.00 am to 1.40 pm 4 2 2
Dalby 10.00 am to 2.00 pm 5 3 2
Emerald 9.50 am to 2.40 pm 5 3 2
Gladstone 9.40 am to 2.20 pm 5 3 2
Gold Coast 10.00 am to 1.40 pm 4 2 2
Goondiwindi 10.20 am to 1.50 pm 4 2 2
Gympie 9.50 am to 2.00 pm 5 3 2
Hervey Bay 9.40 am to 2.10 pm 5 3 2
Hughenden 9.40 am to 3.20 pm 7 4 3
Ingham 9.30 am to 3.20 pm 7 4 3
Innisfail 9.20 am to 3.20 pm 8 5 4
Ipswich 10.00 am to 1.50 pm 4 2 2
Kingaroy 9.50 am to 2.10 pm 5 3 2
Longreach 10.00 am to 3.00 pm 6 4 3
Mackay 9.30 am to 2.50 pm 7 4 3
Mareeba 9.20 am to 3.20 pm 9 6 4
Maryborough 9.50 am to 2.10 pm 5 3 2
Moranbah 9.40 am to 2.50 pm 7 4 3
Mt Isa 10.00 am to 3.40 pm 7 4 3
Normanton 9.50 am to 3.40 pm 8 5 4
Richmond 9.50 am to 3.20 pm 7 4 3
Rockhampton 9.40 am to 2.30 pm 6 4 3
Roma 10.10 am to 2.20 pm 5 3 2
Sunshine Coast 9.50 am to 2.00 pm 5 3 2
Tewantin 9.50 am to 2.00 pm 5 3 2
Thursday Island 9.20 am to 3.50 pm 10 7 5
Toowoomba 10.00 am to 2.00 pm 5 3 2
Townsville 9.30 am to 3.10 pm 7 4 3
Warwick 10.00 am to 1.50 pm 5 3 2
Weipa 9.30 am to 3.50 pm 9 6 4
Winton 10.00 am to 3.10 pm 6 4 3
Yeppoon 9.40 am to 2.40 pm 6 4 3

 

 

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.

Remember

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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