After the winter season that many Canadians have experienced this year, the idea of a warm, wet winter sounds like a welcome alternative. In an official release, BC Hydro meteorologist Tim Ashman points to the climate change as a factor in the 'weird' weather in BC this season -- and its affects on the province's snowpacks.
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