Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 1.6

UV index for Adelaide: 1.6 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:00 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Alice Springs
UV index: 2.1

UV index for Alice Springs: 2.1 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:00 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Brisbane
UV index: 0.1

UV index for Brisbane: 0.1 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:30 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Canberra
UV index: 0.5

UV index for Canberra: 0.5 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:30 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Darwin
UV index: 1.8

UV index for Darwin: 1.8 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:00 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Gold Coast
UV index: 0.3

UV index for Gold Coast: 0.3 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:30 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Kingston
UV index: 0.1

UV index for Kingston: 0.1 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:30 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Melbourne
UV index: 0.9

UV index for Melbourne: 0.9 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:30 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Newcastle
UV index: 0.0
Perth
UV index: 3.3

UV index for Perth: 3.3 - MODERATE
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 3:30 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Sydney
UV index: 0.4

UV index for Sydney: 0.4 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:30 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Townsville
UV index: 0.1

UV index for Townsville: 0.1 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:30 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses

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

Claude's Story

Hi, my name is Claude and in 1999, I was diagnosed with Metastatic Melanoma.  The following four years saw 16 secondary melanomas appear throughout my body and each were removed, including 20% of my right lung and a large part of my bowel.  It seemed there was no stopping this disease and it was only a matter of time before one appeared somewhere that could not be operated on and removed.   I knew I was on borrowed time.   In 2003, the inevitable happened and a tumour appeared on my oesophagus.  The verdict was "inoperable and life threatening".    This is when I was lucky enough to be referred to Professor Coventry and his vaccine trial.

I started on the vaccine and even though three more tumours appeared, which were each removed, the one on the oesophagus started gradually disappearing.   And once it had gone, miraculously, no more appeared.

I have been receiving the vaccine for 12 years now and have been melanoma free for 9 years. I truly believe the vaccine has kept the reoccuring melanomas under control and has SAVED MY LIFE.

 

More information regarding the Melanoma Vaccine Trial can be found here