26 Sep 2010

Weather still cool, but UV levels rising

8:36 am on 26 September 2010

A group which promotes sun safety says the beginning of daylight saving on Sunday is a timely reminder that ultraviolet radiation levels are already rising.

The group, Sunsmart, says while temperatures are still quite low in some places, ultraviolet radiation levels are already high enough to cause sunburn.

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research says the UV index in many areas is now above three, or moderate, for long periods of the day, even as far south as Invercargill.

Daylight saving began on Sunday.