What is the UV Index?

The UV Index is a measure of the intensity of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun at a particular place and time. It is scaled from 0 to 11+, with higher values indicating a greater risk of skin and eye damage from unprotected sun exposure.

0-2: Low

3-5: Moderate

6-7: High

8-10: Very High

11+: Extreme

What is the Impact of the UV Index?

The UV Index informs the public about the risk of outdoor exposure to UV radiation, which can cause sunburn, skin aging, eye damage, and skin cancer. Understanding the UV Index helps individuals take appropriate protective measures.