The clear sky UV Index forecast presented by the Bermuda Weather Service originates from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), via the clear sky UV index forecast of the Tropospheric Emission Monitoring Internet Service (TEMIS).
The UV Index is the maximum value anticipated under clear skies at the 'solar noon' (i.e. when shadows are their shortest, as the sun reaches its highest point in the sky). Please visit the TEMIS, UV index page for a detailed definition.
The index values are interpreted as follows:
|UV Index||Exposure Category||Protection Required|
|1, 2||Low||None. You can safely stay outside.|
|3, 4, 5||Moderate||Take care during midday hours and do not spend too much time in the sun unprotected.|
|6, 7||High||Seek shade during midday hours, cover up and use sunscreen.|
|8, 9, 10||Very High||Spend time in the shade between 10am and 4pm. Shirt, sunscreen and hat essential.|
|11+||Extreme||Avoid being outside during midday hours. Shirt, sunscreen and hat essential.|