With just over a fortnight to go offically for summer, the UV index reading continues to remain high to extreme across the country.
A number of people have mentioned about the intensity of the sun this season and readings seem to indicate that.
Since early December the index hasn’t budged which isn’t unusual for the time of year however high temperatures associated with it have appeared to make it more noticeable.
There’s talk of an Indian summer continuing up until the middle month of Autumn and if that is the case it’s important to slip, slop, slap and wrap.
Melonoma cases in New Zealand have been amongst the highest in the world per head of population and there’s hope the message is getting through to the younger generation to take care in the outdoors during the hottest months of the year.
The fire risk still remains high to extreme for a number of regions with fire bans still showing no sign of being lifted.
Decent rainfalls are required to see reductions in the fire risk and also bans.Even though last week was a start with some rain, a lot of that has now evaporated as hot and sunny days have followed the brief wet spell.