Beach UV Index Meter
Be Truly Aussieuv aware with a Beach UV Index Meter
Everyone is told to be Aussieuv aware, and after years of public service messages, most attempt to do so. However, it can be hard to be successful at this goal. This is because without a way to directly measure UV levels, people are left to guess how high those levels are. Typically, these guesses are made based on how "sunny" it looks outside. Unfortunately, that isn't always an accurate indicator.
Those who go outside in the morning will often find that they can remain outdoors for quite a while without burning. However, as morning transitions into afternoon, the level of UV exposure can spike without the change being obvious until it's too late. By the time the morning person realizes that UV levels have increased, a sunburn is already starting. Even worse, if the person was engaged in a compelling activity, the sunburn might become quite severe before the damage is noticed.
Another problem with trying to guess UV levels by eyeing up brightness is that clouds can let a lot of this invisible light come right through. However, the dim appearance of a cloudy day makes it seem as if it's safe to go without as much sun protection. This also leads to bad surprises.
The only way to be sure of UV levels is to measure them with a meter. A beach UV index meter detects the rays regardless of the time of day or level of clouds. With one of these in operation, all you need to do to know the current UV index is look at the readout.
To be truly Aussieuv aware, you should put a beach UV index meter in any area where you intend to be outside. Then, you'll never be caught by surprise.