Do you have your suncream and hat at the ready? We do! And we’ll see you there in the Spectator Village at The Open, Royal Portrush in association with Public Health Agency dispensing free suncream and good advice.
Although our weather forecast is set to ‘changeable’ it doesn’t mean you won’t need to protect your skin. Remember it’s not the air temperature that indicates how strong the sun is, it’s the UV index number. When it’s 3 or more, you need to protect your skin.
The UV index has a scale of 0 – 11+ . In Northern Ireland the UV index is 3 or above on many days from April to September and it can reach 7 or 8 in mid-summer.
You can get burnt on cloudy days
You’re most at risk between 11am and 3pm
UV levels are highest in NI April – September