greg norman polo Environment and Climate Change Canada
How to find your UV IndexHow to find your UV Index
It’s in your local weather report when the Index is 3 or higherSummer 2016 UV outlookUV Values across North AmericaHoliday travel and UVEnvironment and Climate Change Canada publishes a daily UV Index forecast bulletin for major towns and cities across Canada throughout the year. If the maximum UV Index value for the day is expected to reach 3 or greater then it is also included in Environment Canada’s daily weather forecast. The UV Index is also included in most radio, TV, newspaper and online weather forecasts.
The UV forecasts are issued twice a day, at 5:00 am for the day, and at 4:00 pm for tomorrow, local time. Index is updated hourly, if the cloud cover changes.
Finding the UV Index on Canada weather web siteStart by finding the weather forecast page for your location. On this page, the UV Index is included in the text below the seven day forecast. See below for more details. In general, the farther south you go,
the higher the UV Index. This is why you burn so quickly on a southern vacation. table summarizes the typical early summer midday UV values for locations across North America click to expandLocationUV IndexTropics10 14 (very high to extreme)Grand Canyon area, AZ11 (extreme)Washington, DC9 (very high)Toronto8 (very high)Ottawa8 (very high)Montreal8 (very high)Halifax8 (very high)Calgary8 (very high)Whistler, BC8 (very high)St. John’s7 (high)Vancouver7 (high)Victoria7 (high)Edmonton7 (high)Winnipeg7 (high)Yellowknife5 (moderate)Iqaluit5 (moderate)North Pole2 (low)Holiday travel and UVHeading south for a holiday? careful in the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii and other tropical destinations you are further south and the UV is stronger. vacation you’ll also likely wear fewer clothes and visit the beach, where UV reflects off the sand and the water.
If your vacation includes a winter climate, skiing and other outdoor winter fun can also increase your exposure to UV. Reflection off fresh snow nearly doubles UV, and if you are skiing in the mountains,
you will receive more UV due to the elevation.