The risk of thunderstorms linger for parts of southwestern Ontario, while severe storms spark in northern portions of the province. Alberta sees the first snowfall warning of the season, while a fall-like system is developing in the west, ushering in cool temperatures, showers and gusty winds. Here's your Friday weather brief.
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