Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 1.3

UV index for Adelaide: 1.3 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:01 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Alice Springs
UV index: 2.2

UV index for Alice Springs: 2.2 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:00 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Brisbane
UV index: 3.5

UV index for Brisbane: 3.5 - MODERATE
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:30 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Canberra
UV index: 0.6

UV index for Canberra: 0.6 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:30 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Darwin
UV index: 2.5

UV index for Darwin: 2.5 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 9:59 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Kingston
UV index: 0.5

UV index for Kingston: 0.5 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:31 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Melbourne
UV index: 1.2

UV index for Melbourne: 1.2 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:31 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Newcastle
UV index: 2.6

UV index for Newcastle: 2.6 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:30 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Perth
UV index: 0.2

UV index for Perth: 0.2 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 8:30 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Sydney
UV index: 1.7

UV index for Sydney: 1.7 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:31 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Townsville
UV index: 4.3

UV index for Townsville: 4.3 - MODERATE
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:30 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen

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
Disclaimer

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Here, we honour those who have left us but whom we will never forget.

Each taken too soon by melanoma.  Each inspiring us to work on.

If you would like your loved one added to our tribute page please contact us.

Aaron Thomson

Newlywed Aaron Thomson – a self described “average bloke” – was just 26 when he learned he had less than 12 months to live. Being a hard worker and young, health was not high on his radar. In January 2009 he noticed a crack appear on his heel which would bleed occasionally but then get better. Aaron always had dry and cracked heels from his work boots and didn’t think much of it.

Twelve months later, Aaron noticed an abnormal lump behind one of his knees. Eventually on 23 December 2010 Aaron was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma with a biopsy on the heel revealing it as the primary site. Scans soon proved the cancer had spread and Aaron was given a year to live. At the same time his wife, Rhiannon, discovered she was pregnant with their first child.

Over the following months Aaron underwent surgery, chemotherapy, a clinical trial and radiotherapy.  In September 2011, just two days after the birth of his baby boy, Aaron tragically lost his courageous battle with melanoma. Throughout his battle, Aaron’s determination to help others avoid his situation was truly inspirational. He asked for his story to be heard to help educate people about melanoma.

Aaron said "Don’t think you’re bulletproof. Don’t be afraid to discuss problems with your mates and see your doctor on a regular basis.

Look out for your mates. Be willing to talk about health with friends and workmates. If you notice someone struggling, don’t let up until they see a doctor.

Take note of your body. Over a year passed before Aaron got checked out and another nine months for the correct diagnosis. Ask for a second opinion if you want it.

Remember, it won’t be you who is most affected by your sickness or passing."