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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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UV Index

Use the 3 tables below to assess your sunburn risk.​​  

Solar UV Index 

Your skin colour

white skin ​Low Med High ​​V.High
tan skin Low Low Med ​Med
brown skin Low Low Low Med
black skin​​ ​Low Low Low Low

Your skin colour

white skin V.High V.High V.High V.High V.High
tan skin High High High High ​V.High
brown skin Med Med Med High V.High
black skin Med Med Med Med V.High

Your skin type

white skin White skin that burns easily and doesn't tan
tan skin White skin that tans easily
brown skin Brown skin
black skin Black skin

What the risk means

LowLow risk. The sun does not harm you.
MedMedium risk. You should avoid being in direct sunlight for more than 1 to 2 hours.
HighHigh risk. You could burn in 30 to 60 minutes. Use sunscreen SPF 15+.
V.High Very high risk. You could burn severely in 20 to 30 minutes. Use sunscreen SPF 15+.
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