Sun Smart UV Index

When someone asks “What’s the weather like today?” There is nothing like having a well informed accurate answer, especially when you love the outdoors.

Sun protection is recommended whenever UV levels reach 3 or higher. Below 3, sun protection isn't recommended unless you are outdoors for extended periods or near reflective surfaces, like snow. 

Simply enter your location into the Sun Smart index and know that your making the right choices when stepping outside.

For us at tscudo a big part of what we do is providing knowledge around sun protection. Understanding the weather particularly the UV radiation is important.

UV radiation cannot be seen or felt. It is not like the sun’s light which we see, or the sun’s warmth (infrared radiation) which we feel. This means UV can be damaging to our skin without us knowing. The sun's UV radiation is the major cause of skin cancer. UV damage also causes sunburn, tanning, premature ageing and eye damage. The good news is you can prevent the damage - and skin cancer.

We’ve teamed up with Sun Smart to feature forecast information from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and live UV data from our friends at the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) to provide sun protection times for more than 600 locations across Australia.