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UV Index Models

The UV Index model is an indication of the maximum daily level of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) expected at ground level on a cloudless day.

ARPANSA calculates the models for each site using a computer modelling program that considers, among other parameters, the time of year and averaged ozone values.

The graph displays the monthly average UV Index value that can be expected at solar noon (when the sun is highest in the sky) at this location. The actual value could be slightly higher or lower depending on ozone levels and atmospheric conditions, particularly cloud cover.

Click here to view the actual measured UV Index values for Australian capital cities. These monthly summaries show the variability in measured UV Index due to local weather conditions compared to the computer model.

Click on a city to display the full size UV Index model...
Thumbnail UV Index Model Adelaide
Adelaide
Thumbnail UV Index Model Alice Springs
Alice Springs
Thumbnail UV Index Model Brisbane
Brisbane
Thumbnail UV Index Model Canberra
Canberra
Thumbnail UV Index Model Darwin
Darwin
Thumbnail UV Index Model Kingston
Kingston
Thumbnail UV Index Model Melbourne
Melbourne
Thumbnail UV Index Model Newcastle
Newcastle
Thumbnail UV Index Model Perth
Perth
Thumbnail UV Index Model Sydney
Sydney
Thumbnail UV Index Model Townsville
Townsville

 

For further sun protection information refer to the ARPANSA UV Data Resource Page

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