UV index


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UV index

(yo͞o′vē′)
n.
A scale ranging from zero to eleven or above, used to estimate the risk for sunburn on a given day in a specific location at midday, taking into account conditions such as cloud cover and the amount of ozone.
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Included in this program will be celebrity-studded, public-service announcements, the creation of educational UV index centers in stores, participation in National Sun Protection Awareness Week (May 21 through May 28), and a media relations effort to get the word out on both sun care and the UV index throughout 1995.
Levels of UV radiation vary during the day, peaking at around 1pm, so the UV index usually predicts the maximum amount of UV radiation for the day.
The UV index tells consumers how great a need for sun protection exists on a given day, and how quickly they are likely to burn if they don't protect their skin.
Yet they were least aware of what the UV Index meant.
If you don't know your SPF from your UVA, don't miss Health Wales next Monday and get the lowdown on sun protection People's ignorance about UV index 'alarming': Worrying levels of ignorance about sun safety have been revealed as it emerged most people don't know what the UV Index is.
The second is the development of a UV index that will be issued daily along with weather reports, much like windchill or smog factors.
UV index : 9 in Baalbek , 8 in Beirut , Tyre and Tripoli - Atmospheric pressure: 754 mm Hg - Sunrise: 05:38 Sunset: 19:49
New figures show more than 70% of people questioned in a special survey have no idea what the UV Index is.
HIGH POINTS: UV index for sun protection, worldwide satellite images, free text facility for weather forecasts via your mobile phone.
LOOK out for a new Solar UV Index on the TV weather forecast at home and abroad.