Is UV really over 12+ these days?!

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the_skunk_whisperer
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Is UV really over 12+ these days?!

Post by the_skunk_whisperer » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:45 am

According to the NIWA site it is 11 today (!!) I cannot recall it ever being over 7 in all the years I have been checking it. Haven't checked that often in the last couple of years as I haven't fished much lately.

Are you guys that are still getting out there getting extra crispy? I would post a pic of the graph but I don't know how to do it on this site.



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Re: Is UV really over 12+ these days?!

Post by Jaapie » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:29 pm

I can very well believe the figures mate.

I was burning through my clothing and even though I was covered up and zinc(ed) up with sunscreen, that sun was brutal.
Got to the point at times it was nicer to sit in the shade and watch a fish for half an hour before continuing.

Drink plenty of water while you're at it.



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Re: Is UV really over 12+ these days?!

Post by the_skunk_whisperer » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:39 pm

Feedback appreciated, as damning as it is :( Were you wearing SPF clothing?



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Re: Is UV really over 12+ these days?!

Post by Jaapie » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:52 am

Yes mate and buffed up over my face and neck with gloves on the hands.



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Re: Is UV really over 12+ these days?!

Post by the_skunk_whisperer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:46 pm

Bloody sad... and no mention at all in the "news", shouldn't be surprised though I suppose



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Re: Is UV really over 12+ these days?!

Post by upstream » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:52 pm

Wow, tough out there. I'm a bit crispy today from a day out yesterday.
UV in Hamilton:
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Re: Is UV really over 12+ these days?!

Post by TIDDLER » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:52 pm

I FOUND THIS ON THE NET ..... 11 & 12 WERN'T MENTIONED . THERE ARE 4 SKIN CATEGORIES SO YOU'LL BE ABLE TO WORK OUT ROUGHLY WHERE YOU FIT ON THE SCALE .

Risk of damage to skin
UV INDEX SKIN TYPE
white (burners) white (tanners) naturally brown naturally black
1 low no risk no risk no risk
2 low no risk no risk no risk
3 medium low no risk no risk
4 medium low no risk no risk
5 high medium low no risk
6 high medium medium low
7 very high high medium medium
8 very high high medium medium
9 very high high medium medium
10 very high high high medium
11
12 .......BBQ'd :oops: :oops:



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Re: Is UV really over 12+ these days?!

Post by TIDDLER » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:02 pm

I SHOULD HAVE DONE IT THIS WAY ....... :oops:

https://www.weatheronline.co.nz/reports ... -Index.htm



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Re: Is UV really over 12+ these days?!

Post by the_skunk_whisperer » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:54 pm

The link is a good idea, or I'd have thought you just made that up! :lol:



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Re: Is UV really over 12+ these days?!

Post by TIDDLER » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:23 pm

NO NO SKUNK / W ..... IF I HAD MADE IT UP I WOULD HAVE ADDED ANOTHER CATEGORY ....
THOSE WITH TRANSPARENT SKIN ..... INTERNAL SUNBURNT ORGANS PLAY HAVOC WITH YOUR LOVE LIFE UNLESS YOU HAVE A BLIND PARTNER !!
:P - Al



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