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UV and Solar - reminding those of you going out in the sun today 

[TO GO STRAIGHT TO CURRENT UV LEVEL - on this graph here, it's the value of the purple line on the far right using the UV scale on the far left.] 

It is important to understand the risks of exposing our skin to sunlight.  UVA and UVB, whilst giving us a healthy glow and a suntan, also cause irreparable damage to our skin cells, causing aging, and sometimes leading to skin cancer.

Whilst the UV measuring sensor used below is not a medical grade unit, it gives a general measure of the levels being experienced here in East Devon.

The UV Scale

The UV Scale was produced by the World Health Organisation, and uses a 16 point scale. This measurement gives us an indication of intensity, and also an indication of burn times depending on the skin type. UVA (315-400 nm) and UVB (280-315 nm) are not absorbed by the earth's atmosphere as much as the UVC wavelengths.  

 


 UK Solar Distribution Map - Source: NERC


 Live - UV Index for East Devon

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Live - Sun Position in East Devon

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comberaleigh200pxWe at NCI Exmouth would like to thank Combe Raleigh Weather Station for their kind permission in allowing us to reproduce data and information from their website. For a more in-depth look at their weather station, click here.  In reproducing this information we merely aim to remind you, the reader, of the dangers of going out in the sun without adequate protection.
Please note that the information contained here is for general information purposes only. No representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of this information will be accepted. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

UK Solar Distribution Map - Source: NERC

Sun Position Graph by http://meteo.aerolugo.com

UV Scale by the World Health Organisation (WHO)