Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 8.3

UV index for Adelaide: 8.3 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Friday, 22 February 2019 at 2:03 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Alice Springs
UV index: 10.5

UV index for Alice Springs: 10.5 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Friday, 22 February 2019 at 2:03 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Brisbane
UV index: 3.5

UV index for Brisbane: 3.5 - MODERATE
Last updated Friday, 22 February 2019 at 2:33 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Canberra
UV index: 6.2

UV index for Canberra: 6.2 - HIGH
Last updated Friday, 22 February 2019 at 2:32 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Darwin
UV index: 11.8

UV index for Darwin: 11.8 - EXTREME
Last updated Friday, 22 February 2019 at 2:02 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
  • When possible, stay indoors between 10am and 4pm
Gold Coast
UV index: 4.5

UV index for Gold Coast: 4.5 - MODERATE
Last updated Friday, 22 February 2019 at 2:32 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Kingston
UV index: 3.6

UV index for Kingston: 3.6 - MODERATE
Last updated Friday, 22 February 2019 at 2:32 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Melbourne
UV index: 6.5

UV index for Melbourne: 6.5 - HIGH
Last updated Friday, 22 February 2019 at 2:32 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Newcastle
UV index: 4.6

UV index for Newcastle: 4.6 - MODERATE
Last updated Friday, 22 February 2019 at 2:33 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Perth
UV index: 10.0

UV index for Perth: 10.0 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Friday, 22 February 2019 at 12:33 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Sydney
UV index: 3.9

UV index for Sydney: 3.9 - MODERATE
Last updated Friday, 22 February 2019 at 2:33 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Townsville
UV index: 6.5

UV index for Townsville: 6.5 - HIGH
Last updated Friday, 22 February 2019 at 2:33 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat

Click the indexes to view the minimum recommended protection

When the UV index is low, sun protection is generally not needed unless outside for extended periods

UV observations courtesy of ARPANSA
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