Sun damage is very possible on windy, cloudy or cool days.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the invisible killer that we can’t see or feel.
Exposure to UV radiation from the sun and other sources, such as solariums, is the major cause of skin cancer. Australia has some of the highest levels of UV radiation in the world – in fact, UV radiation is strong enough to cause sunburn in as little as 11 minutes on a fine summer day.
UV radiation from the sun is also one of the best natural sources for vitamin D so a balance is important.
Australians are encouraged to check the daily sun protection times, available online at the Bureau of Meteorology, in the weather section of newspapers, or on the free SunSmart app. Check the ARPANSA website to see what the UV levels are predicted and have been in your capital city today.
The sun protection times show when the UV is forecast to be 3 or above(moderate risk). At that level, it can damage skin and lead to skin cancer. Sunscreen and sun protection measures should be incorporated into daily routine on these days. https://www.cancer.org.au/cancer-information/causes-and-prevention/sun-safety/be-sunsmart.