Environment Canada wants people to enjoy the summer weather with the proper knowledge of UV rays.
Connecting the dots between temperature and sun strength is not as easy as it seems according to experts.
"The temperature and the UV index are not related," said Environment Canada meteorologist Dan Kulak. "The reason people seem to get more sunburnt on the hot days is because they spend more time outside with less clothing on."
The peak UV range is directly related to the position of the sun, which generally occurs between 1:00 p.m and 2:00 p.m.; typically, the warmest time of day is closer to 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.
Kulak did add that the Fort and capital region will be seeing a high UV Index, in the 7-8 range, over the next few days.
Some tips from Environment Canada for sun safety include: being extra careful at the beach since you're exposed to more UV rays and reapplying sunscreen every two hours or after swimming and exercising.
A preview of the warm weather ahead can be found here.  


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