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UV Index in Townsville, AU

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Today's UV index in Townsville, Australia Australia will be up to 13.4, indicating extreme risk of harm from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Check our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.


Today's tips

UV index at 13.4 in Townsville means extreme risk; limit outdoor time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., use shade, protective clothing, SPF 30+ sunscreen, and sunglasses; watch for bright surfaces like water and snow increasing UV exposure.

Townsville Weather

Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Townsville.

UV Index in Townsville

The UV index in Townsville, Australia, can reach high levels due to its location in the tropics. On most days, the UV index ranges from 6 to 10 (high to very high), which means it takes only 10-15 minutes for unprotected skin to burn. Sunscreen, protective clothing, and shade are essential to avoid skin damage and sunburn.

Weather Seasons

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Townsville experiences two seasons: a wet season and a dry season. The wet season runs from November to April, with heavy rainfall and high humidity. Average temperatures range from 27 °C to 33 °C (80 °F to 91 °F). The dry season, lasting from May to October, is characterized by milder temperatures and lower humidity, ranging from 17 °C to 29 °C (63 °F to 84 °F). This season is less rainy and provides more comfortable conditions for outdoor activities.

Townsville's Climate

Compared to other regions in Australia, Townsville has a higher sun exposure due to its geographical location in North Queensland. It receives over 300 days of sunshine per year, making sun protection a year-round necessity. The combination of high UV indexes and sunny days requires residents and visitors to remain vigilant about sun safety, including wearing SPF sunscreen, covering up, and seeking shade during the hottest parts of the day.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Townsville. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.


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