As a redhead, I’m severely allergic to the sun and so am passing on my caution to our children. We always wear hats outside, and I usually slather us all with sunscreen when I’m dressing the girls in the morning.

I was pleased to discover the Australian government offers online graphs showing realtime UV levels in Australian capital cities. It shows the predicted UV level curve and actual levels reached.

I’ve bookmarked the link and look at it daily, along with Weatherzone.

Contrary to popular advice which tells us to keep children inside between 10 am and 3 pm, in Brisbane the dangerous hours are currently between 9 am and 2 pm. This means we can head off to the pool sooner in the afternoon!