The weekend brings the return of hot, summer weather to many parts of the east, while temperatures take a nosedive behind the risk of Prairie storms. A province-wide fire ban and water restrictions are in effect as there seems to be no stopping the dry heat rolling through British Columbia. Here's your Saturday 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