It’s set to be a cracking few days weather wise, with plenty of sunshine to enjoy, but those out enjoying the sunshine are warned to remember that UV levels are high, with levels even classed as ‘very high’ this afternoon.

The Met Office is predicting ‘very high’ UV levels this afternoon, with these dropping to ‘high’ levels over the next few days.

From Met Office:

The UV index does not exceed 8 in the UK (8 is rare; 7 may occur on exceptional days, mostly in the two weeks towards the end of June). Indices of 9 and 10 are common in the Mediterranean area.

8-10Very high

The aim of the index is to warn people of increased risk and encourage them change their behaviour in order to protect themselves against the risks of skin cancer and skin damage.