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Four-day forecast of UV Index from Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS)

The viewer provides the maximum daily value of clear-sky and total-sky UV Index (based on satellite data processed by CAMS and utilising WHO methodology) as an indication of the amount of the UV radiation across Europe forecasted for the next four days.

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By clicking on the map, the UV Index maximum values for a given location can be viewed, accompanied by a chart showing changes in hourly UV Index values over the forecast period.  

 

The meaning of UV index values

UV Index Exposure category Sun protection needed
0 Minimal No protection required
1 - 2

Low

No protection required
Being outside is safe
3 - 5 Moderate Protection required
Shirt, sunscreen, and sunglasses recommended when being outside.
6 - 7 High

Protection required

During midday hours, staying in shade advised. In the sunshine, shirt, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses recommended
8 – 10 Very high Extra protection required
Staying inside recommended between 11 - 16. During those hours, even in shade, long-sleeve shirt, long trousers, sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses are recommended.
11+ Extreme Extra protection required
Staying inside between 11 – 16 and seeking shade beyond those hours is recommended. Even in shade, long-sleeve shirt, long trousers, sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses are essential.

Source: WHO et al., 2002 and DWD

 

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