What is the sun like in Australia?Tell a Friend
The sun in Australia is intense! If you are going to be staying out in the sun, be sure to take proper precautions:
- wear a wide-brimmed hat
- wear a shirt
- use SPF30+ sunscreen
Protect your Skin:
Be sure to use sunscreen everyday! Especially on the cloudy days, because while you may not think you are getting sunburned, later that night your red skin will surprise you. Always apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going in the water, and make sure to apply it multiple times a day.
While in many other countries it is common to lay out at the beach, this is not a common practice among Australians. Often the people you see laying on the sand in Australia are tourists. Australians recognize the strength of the sun and try their best to avoided prolonged exposure.
While the weather is beautiful in Australia and you will want to spend lots of time outside, be aware of how Australians act in the sun. If they are in the shade, you probably should be too!
Between 10am and 3pm are the suns strongest hours of the day. This is the time when you need to be especially careful. Try to minimize your exposure during these hours of the day.
Protect your Eyes:
Because Australia’s sun is so strong, it is highly recommended that while you are touring Australia that you invest in a good pair of sunglasses that provide both UVA and UVB protection. While you might not think it, your eyes can get sunburned too. This is a particularly painful experience and can result in permanent damage to your vision. We don’t want that!