How Sunny is it? The UV Index

The ozone layer shields the Earth from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Ozone depletion, as well as seasonal and weather variations, cause different amounts of UV radiation to reach the Earth at any given time. The UV Index can be used to take appropriate sun-protective behaviors and avoid overexposure to UV radiation.

United States: 

 The UV Index, developed by the National Weather Service and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indicates the strength of solar UV radiation on a scale from 1 (low) to 11+ (extremely high).

Daily UV Index from the Environmental Protection Agency

Enter ZIP Code or city name and state to get the UV Index forecast for your community or for a place you are visiting.

EnviroFlash UV Index 

Provides free UV Index information in the location of your choice. This service provides notifications about UV Alert days as well as next day UV Index forecasts.

World-wide

Weather Online - UV level report

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