UV Index Forecast for the Southampton Area

(Predictions are for local solar noon and assume perfectly clear sky conditions)

The UV Index Forecast is not currently available

Exposure
Category
Index
Number
Sun Protection Recommendations
LOW
1 - 2
Wear sunglasses on bright days.
In winter, reflection off snow can nearly double UV strength.
If you burn easily, cover up and use sunscreen.
But to be honest if you burn in these conditions then you have
no business being outside in the first place.
MEDIUM
3 - 5
Take precautions, such as covering up exposed areas of skin and using
sunscreen if you will be outside for long periods.
Stay in the shade between midday and 3pm when the sun is at its strongest.
More people get skin damage under these conditions because
they believe there is no need for caution.
HIGH
6-7
Protection against sunburn is needed.
Reduce time in the sun between 11am and 4pm.
Cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses and use sunscreen.
VERY HIGH
8-10
Take extra precautions. Unprotected skin will be damaged and can burn quickly.
Try to avoid exposure to the sun between 10am and 4pm.
Otherwise seek shade, cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses and use sunscreen.
EXTREME
11+
Seek shade, cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses and use sunscreen.
Avoid the sun between 9am and 5pm. Take all precautions possible.
Unprotected skin can burn in minutes if not seconds.
Do NOT underestimate the power of the sun. It WILL get you!
Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV
and increase UV exposure and will greatly speed up burn times.