Today's AccuWeather UV Index
About UV Index
The UV Index is a relative measure of the amount of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaching the Earth's surface at "solar noon" when the sun is at its highest point in the sky. It was created to help people determine the appropriate sun-protective measures to reduce their risk of sunburn, skin cancer and eye damage from the sun.
The following table shows your risk for sunburn on unprotected skin, based on the UV Index:
|UV Index||Risk Level||Minutes Until Sunburn|
|8 - 10||Very high||25|
|6 - 7||High||30|
|3 - 5||Moderate||45|
|1 - 2||Low||60+|
|*SPF = sun protection factor |
Information based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards.
All graphics, forecasts, and data © 2013 AccuWeather, Inc.
[Page updated January 2013]