HCM City UV index at alarming levels

HCM City’s UV index has reached alarming levels, posing health risks for people who are exposed to the sun.

The National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting reported that the dangerous UV index has affected the city from today, February 23. The problem would happen in the city in the next two days. The maximal UV index in HCM City has been forecasted to hit 10.

HCM City UV index at alarming levels

HCM City UV index at alarming levels

According to the World Health Organisation, it is safe for the UV index of below 5, while the levels of 7-10 can cause burns for people’s skin if they are exposed to the sun directly for 25 minutes.

People need to drink enough water and wear sunglasses as well as sun-protective clothes when they go out.

The southeast region of Vietnam expects temperatures of 31-33 degrees centigrade today.

The AirVisual application showed that HCM City’s average air quality index at 6 am today was a medium rating of 76.

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