More information about the Sun Protection Alert

Find out more about the Sun Protection Alert.
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What does the Sun Protection Alert mean?

In this example, the key message is that you need to protect your skin and eyes from 9.50am to 4.20pm (because that’s when UV levels are 3 or higher).

The Sun Protection Alert also reminds you about some of the SunSmart steps to use - in this example, wear a hat and sunglasses. 

Where can I see the Sun Protection Alert?

From September to April (the daylight saving months), the Sun Protection Alert is available on the MetService website and weather App, newspapers, television (TV3), and some radio stations.

For skiers, the MetService website has a tab for Mountains & Parks that has information on national parks and ski fields. There is also a free Snow Weather App.