Clear Sky UV Index Forecast

NOTE: The real-time UV Index can be found by clicking here.

The clear sky UV Index forecast presented by the Bermuda Weather Service originates from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), via the clear sky UV index forecast of the Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet Service (TEMIS).

The UV Index is the maximum value anticipated under clear skies at the 'solar noon' (i.e. when shadows are their shortest, as the sun reaches its highest point in the sky). Please visit the TEMIS, UV index page for a detailed definition.

The index values are interpreted as follows:

UV IndexExposure CategoryProtection Required
1, 2LowNone. You can safely stay outside.
3, 4, 5ModerateTake care during midday hours and do not spend too much time in the sun unprotected.
6, 7High Seek shade during midday hours, cover up and use sunscreen.
8, 9, 10Very HighSpend time in the shade between 10am and 4pm. Shirt, sunscreen and hat essential.
11+ExtremeAvoid being outside during midday hours. Shirt, sunscreen and hat essential.

Tips regarding sun safety can be found on the SunSmart page on the Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre website, click here to visit.