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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 6 December, 2019

There's a high UV rating today so slather on that sunscreen

It’s expected to reach 22 degrees today with a UV index between 6 and 8.

uv-index-map-rz338-2014-06-12 UV Index for today Source: UV Awareness

THERE IS A high UV rating today so you better slap on a relatively high factor.

It is expected that temperatures could reach 22 degrees today, so let’s have none of this, ‘I’ll just lie out for a minute’ lark. We all know how it will end…

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Today will be warm and mostly dry with some bright or sunny spells but it will stay cloudier in the west and north, says Met Eireann.

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The UV index is pretty high for Ireland, ranging from 6-8 from 11am onwards.

The Irish Cancer Society advises that when the UV index is over 3 people should:

  • Seek shade – especially from 11am to 3pm
  • Cover up – with clothes and a hat
  • Wear wraparound sunglasses – make sure they give UV protection
  • Wear sunscreen - adults SPF 15 or higher and UVA protection and children SPF 30 or higher and UVA protection.

There is a high UV warning over the coming 10 days so better add it to this week’s shopping list. Who ever thought we would be doing this?

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