EPA warns of ex­ces­sive ul­tra­vi­o­let ra­di­a­tion level

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion (EPA) on Fri­day warned the public to avoid out­door ac­tiv­i­ties due to ex­ces­sive lev­els of ul­tra­vi­o­let rays amid clear skies and high tem­per­a­tures.

The ul­tra­vi­o­let in­dex across the is­land could reach 8, the agency said, ex­plain­ing that a UV in­dex of 8 or above is con­sid­ered high, while a read­ing of 11 or higher is con­sid­ered dan­ger­ous.

Fri­day’s weather con­di­tions are a re­sult of a strong Pa­cific high pres­sure sys­tem above Tai­wan, which could send tem­per­a­ture highs to over 36 de­grees Cel­sius in most re­gions, in­clud­ing the greater Taipei area, ac­cord­ing to the Cen­tral Weather Bureau.

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