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Poppy of Remembrance ANZAC DAY - 25/04/2024
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.
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A very early Good Morning - Today is: Thursday, 25 April 2024 03:19:51 NZST
Current: 12.8°C, Max: 13.1°C, Min: 12.6°C
FORECAST: Cloudy skies. Low 11C. Winds NW at 15 to 25 km/h. It feels like 10.6°C. 3 clothing layers recommended.
Station Forecast: Showery, becoming less settled | Sunrise: 06:57 | Sunset: 17:34 | Dawn: 06:29 | Dusk: 18:02
Weather Forecast
Temperature : Current trend is Falling, changing by 0.0 °C/hr 12.8°C, 70%   Pressure : Current trend is Falling slowly, changing by -0.5 hPa/hr 1015.4hPa
Based upon today's weather there is a Low Fire Danger (restrictions may apply)
Fire Danger
Wind Speed :  NW  Current wind speed is Light breeze (F2) from NW (319°) 8km/h   Wind Gust : Current trend is Rising 17km/h
Air Quality :  0 AQI  0ug/m3   Rainfall : Current trend is Steady 0.0mm
Sun Light : 0Lux, 0.0hrs   Solar UV :  0.0UVI  0W/m2
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Current UV Index Reading
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No current danger for most people

 Today there has been 0.0 hours of sunshine from 10.36 hours of daylight 
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Palmerston North UV Index Forecast
UV index
The ultraviolet radiation index (UVI) is a measure of the intensity of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in our environment. The higher the UVI number the more intense the UV radiation. Find out the UVI in your town.

Too much exposure to UV radiation from the sun can be very dangerous. When the UVI is at 3 or higher we all need to protect ourselves. This happens almost daily from September to March. It can also happen in winter, especially at high altitudes and in snow, so remember to protect yourself when you go skiing or snowboarding.

Throughout a day UV radiation behaves in a predictable way. It is highest at about 1.30pm between September and March.

What is UV radiation?
The sun gives us UV radiation, visible light and heat. UV radiation and the heat from the sun are not the same thing. Many people mistake temperature as an indicator of the UV radiation. Even when the temperature is not hot the UV radiation levels can be dangerously high so temperature is not a good indicator of when you need to protect yourself from the sun's UV radiation.

There are both risks and benefits of exposure to UV radiation - a balance is required to avoid the risk of skin cancer and at the same time to maintain adequate vitamin D levels.

What influences the level of UV radiation?
UV radiation levels vary around the globe and over the seasons and times of the day. The level is influenced by:
• Sun elevation - the higher the sun in the sky, the higher the UV radiation.
• Latitude - the closer to the equator you are, the higher the UV radiation.
• Cloud cover - UV radiation levels are higher with clear skies, but can still be high with light cloud cover.
• Altitude - the higher the altitude you are, the higher the UV radiation.
• Ozone - the lower the ozone, the higher the UV radiation. Ozone absorbs some of the UV radiation. Ozone levels vary over the year and even across the day.
• Ground reflection - some surfaces are more reflective eg, snow, sand and water.

New Zealand's UV radiation
Peak UV radiation levels in New Zealand are around 40% higher than those in North America. New Zealand's exposure to high levels of UV radiation is mainly because of the position of the sun, the closeness of the sun during summer months, and our unpolluted skies.

In recent years, ozone depletion has increased our exposure to UV radiation. The Antarctic ozone layer hole usually breaks up in early summer that means that, at times, New Zealand is affected by ozone-depleted air travelling over the country.

Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap
Protect yourself this summer from sun burn by following the "Slip, slop, slap and wrap" rule:
• Slip into a shirt and clothing that offer good protection from the sun
• Slop on some sunscreen before going outdoors. Use SPF30+ sunscreen an apply 20 minutes before heading outside.
• Slap on a hat with a brim or a cap with flaps.
• Wrap on a pair of sunglasses.

Be extra careful outside between the hours of 11am and 4pm suring summer time as this is when the sun is at it's strongest and you are more likely to burn.



The UV Information has been sourced from: SunSmart New Zealand - http://www.sunsmart.org.nz and referenced in our bibliography.