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Checking the UV ForecastSun Safety & Prevention
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The solar UV forecast and sun safety:
Checking the UV index is a good way to find out the strength of the sun's UV penetration on any given day and therefore determine the level of sun protection required. The aim of the UV index is to warn people of increased risk and encourage them change their behaviour in order to protect themselves against the risks of skin damage and skin cancer.
When the UV index is at 3 and above, the amount of solar UV radiation reaching the earth's surface is strong enough to damage the skin, which can lead to skin cancer. It is therefore important to frequently check the UV forecast to ensure that the appropriate precautions are taken.
You can check the UV index at any time and for any location via the homepage on this website
The UV index has five categories:
The value of the index ranges from zero upwards.
- Low: UV Index of 1-2
- Moderate: UV index of 3-5
- High: UV index of 6-7
- Very high: UV index of 8-10
- Extreme: UV index of 11 and above
levels from Public Health England >Going abroad? Click here to view the UV
forecast for your destination >
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