Although this winter is still a bit up and down with some nice hints of spring to come, the UV levels are on the rise with sun protection times already being forecast.
Sun protection is recommended whenever UV levels are three or higher. Average UV levels in Victoria are three or higher from mid-August so it’s time to dust off the sun protection gear and not wait until term four.
Check the daily sun protection times for your location
Free SunSmart app (http://www.sunsmart.com.au/tools/interactive-tools/free-sunsmart-app )
SunSmart widget (on our homepage)
Weather section of the newspaper
During the sun protection times, please remember to:
Slip on covering clothing
Slop on SPF30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen. Remember to reapply throughout the day.
Slap on a wide-brimmed hat that shades the face, neck and ears
Slide on wrap-around sunglasses (labelled AS 1067) if practical