As the final weekend of August kicks off, almost every Canadian province can expect fair, near-seasonal weather conditions and clear skies. All provinces except for one. Fortunately, the heavy downpours forecast for parts of this province are much-needed following one of its driest, hottest summers on record.
UV Index Sun Protection
Environment Canada developed the UV Index to inform Canadians about the strength of the sun's UV (ultraviolet) rays. UV rays can cause sunburns, eye cataracts, skin aging and skin cancer. The higher the UV Index number, the stronger the sun's rays, and the greater the need to take precautions. The table below outlines the sun protection actions recommended at different levels of the UV Index.
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Information Courtesy of Environment Canada