Wear more sunscreen, keep umbrellas handy: UV index in Singapore hits extreme levels on March 27

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SINGAPORE - Put on more sunscreen and keep umbrellas and hats handy, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has advised, as the ultraviolet (UV) index hit extreme levels on the afternoon of March 27. The UV index in Singapore first entered the extreme band at about 12.15pm on Wednesday, with a reading of 11. It climbed to a high of 12...

Those who are out in the sun should take protective measures to guard from UV exposure by using umbrellas and wearing hats and sunglasses, NEA said.SINGAPORE - Put on more sunscreen and keep umbrellas and hats handy, the National Environment Agency has advised, as the ultraviolet index hit extreme levels on the afternoon of March 27.

Temperatures were between 31.1 deg C and 35.7 deg C at around 2pm, with the highest recorded in Paya Lebar. The higher the reading, the higher the possibility of harmful effects to the skin and eyes, NEA’s website stated.Those who are out in the sun should take protective measures to guard from UV exposure by using umbrellas and wearing hats and sunglasses, NEA said in an advisory on its website. Those venturing outdoors should also slather on sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every two hours.

 

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