Facelift for Observatory's ultraviolet information webpage

The Hong Kong Observatory June 25 launched a new webpage with more information on ultraviolet (UV) radiation to raise people's awareness of sun protection and minimise the harm from UV radiation.

On hot summer days, people are inevitably exposed to UV radiation when outdoors.  To raise their awareness of sun protection, the Observatory launched the new webpage on UV radiation.  In addition to revamping the existing information of real-time and forecast UV indices, other useful information has been added.  This includes the statistics of past UV indices, the health effects of different types of UV radiation like UVA and UVB, the effectiveness of sunscreen lotion and clothing in protecting against UV radiation, common misconceptions about sun protection and applications of UV in daily life.  The new webpage can be accessed on (www.weather.gov.hk/wxinfo/uvindex/english/euvindex.htm).

Real-time and forecast UV indices as well as various kinds of information on UV radiation are available on the Observatory's website.
Real-time and forecast UV indices as well as various kinds of information on UV radiation are available on the Observatory's website.

Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)