UV level "extreme' in winter, according to Accuweather

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the_skunk_whisperer
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UV level "extreme' in winter, according to Accuweather

Post by the_skunk_whisperer » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:01 pm

Is anyone else concerned about this? It is not getting any media coverage for whatever reason, just wondered if any of you had noticed and are anticipating a roasting this season :oops:

If you are interested, Accuweather have a UV index under "Hourly" and then scroll down a wee way



Andy W
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Re: UV level "extreme' in winter, according to Accuweather

Post by Andy W » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:29 am

Yeah - it does seem high for this time of the year, but I recall something in the news recently about the hole in the ozone layer having grown?

In this day and age I would have thought most fly fisho's don't venture out without SPF 50 rated shirts, sun gloves and Buff head covering? Least not if you don't want to get frazzled...



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Re: UV level "extreme' in winter, according to Accuweather

Post by Johnno » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:47 pm

And wide brimmed hats....



the_skunk_whisperer
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Re: UV level "extreme' in winter, according to Accuweather

Post by the_skunk_whisperer » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:13 pm

Andy, yep I do all that, but as you no doubt know it also reflects back up off the water too so it's a mission to protect yourself. Usually end up burnt somewhere, top of the nose is about the hardest area to protect. Might have to custom make a buff balaclava at this rate! Am quietly hoping it's not ever-increasing, but rather caused by some sort of solar cycle.

My old columbia spf pgf (whatever it is) shirt is bloody great for protection. Not sure whether the sunscreen actually works, there's a lot of conflicting information on that stuff.

Hope the invertebrates, roe etc are surviving okay.



upstream
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Re: UV level "extreme' in winter, according to Accuweather

Post by upstream » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:12 am

I wonder if those numbers are correct on the Accuweather website?
NIWA and other sites are showing levels of 3 to 4 in NZ.
https://www.niwa.co.nz/our-services/onl ... /forecasts



the_skunk_whisperer
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Re: UV level "extreme' in winter, according to Accuweather

Post by the_skunk_whisperer » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:36 am

Hey cheers for that, mate. It is a relief to hear that! Perhaps there's just an elaborate plot to gaslight me into giving up fishing :lol:

It is getting pretty ruthless these days, the lengths some will go to get the river for themselves! :D



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