Be wary of overexposure to UV rays


Annelize van der Berg’s photo ‘At first light’ of Aloes in the Komani district
FOR the past three days Komani has been experiencing temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius and according to weatherSA, UV intensity levels are on a scale of 3-4 meaning people are recommended to wear a hat and sunscreen with SPF 15. A scale 5-6 is rated as being moderate, it is recommended to wear a hat, sunscreen with SPF 15 and to stay in the shade while 7-9 is rated as being high.
 it is advised for people to stay indoors between 10am and 4pm when the rating is high. A rating of 10+ is considered a very high risk of overexposure of UV rays from the sun and in addition to the precautions recommended above, it is advised to stay indoors between 7am and 5 pm if possible.
The temperature for Komani has been set at a maximum of 31 and a minimum of 14 degrees today.
According to accuweather, the highest risk times of UV exposure will be from between 11am to noon and from 1pm to 3pm.
According to, UV radiation can cause cancer and most skin cancers are a direct result of exposure to the UV rays in sunlight.

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