What is UV index?
It tells you the times during the day that you need to protect yourself from UV radiation. (Sun protection times are issued by the Bureau of Meteorology when the UV Index is forecast to reach 3 or above)
When to use UV Index?
UV radiation reaches us in varying intensity, both directly from the sun and indirectly, for example, through reflection off the sand on the beach. The intensity depends on many factors, including the time of year and the time of day, reflective surfaces, the distance from the equator and the height above sea level. The intensity of UV radiation is therefore different depending on the time, place and surroundings.
Check your weather app each day for the UV rating