Heat and humidity have made their rounds in many parts of Canada so far this summer, but nothing compared to the heat in Iran Friday. Temperatures in the Iranian city of Bandar Mahshahr reached 46 C on Friday as a heatwave passed through much of the Middle East -- but with humidity, reports say the city felt like a scorching 70 C.
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