The kids are back to school, summer is officially over and leaves are starting to change.
In many areas of the country however despite days getting shorter the temperatures are still very much like summer, for us in Los Angeles we will see mid 90’s again this weekend.
Even when the temperature drops the UV index can still be high, in North East LA we expect a partly cloudy day with a high of 78 which seems deceptively cool after yesterday’s 90+ degrees however a quick check of the UV index reminds us that we should still be covering up and sending the kids to school with sun protection
The UV Index forecast for Tuesday , September 25, 2012 at 90065 is: UVI 7
Do you know your UV Index today?
You can check it at http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/uvindex.html
I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California.
I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment.
As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority.
How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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Thanks for the info.
This is seriously wise info. Here in Northland NZ I have to wear sunscreen even in the winter! Wish we had an exposure category tool like yours for here.
We spend large parts of everyday in the extreme zone in Australia. Having a hole in the ozone layer above is is part of the problem. Sunblock is a must and vitamin D deficiency is becoming common!
I was looking at the same index some months ago. Very useful!