UV Index Singapore

Applying sunscreen with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 and above on exposed areas to protect yourself from conditions such sunburn and skin and eye damage.
2 people suffering from sunburns for not using the proper protection while being exposed to the sun when UV ray index is at high levels.
Applying sunscreen with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 and above on exposed areas to protect yourself from conditions such sunburn and skin and eye damage.

The Ultraviolet (UV) Index in Singapore is relatively high due to its proximity to the equator, which means that the sun's rays are more intense. It is crucial to protect yourself from the sun in Singapore by staying indoors during peak UV hours, wearing protective clothing, and applying sunscreen with a high Sun Protection Factor (SPF).

Over exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can lead to skin cancer, so it's important to stay protected and aware of the dangers of the sun. Additionally, wearing sunglasses, hats, and other protective gear can help prevent eye damage.

Our UV Index in Singapore is streamed live from NEA's APIs.

Time UV Index
7:00PM 0 - Low: No protection needed
6:00PM 1 - Low: No protection needed
5:00PM 2 - Low: No protection needed
4:00PM 4 - Moderate: Some protection against sunburn needed
3:00PM 6 - High: Some protection against sunburn needed
2:00PM 6 - High: Some protection against sunburn needed
1:00PM 4 - Moderate: Some protection against sunburn needed
12:00PM 3 - Moderate: Some protection against sunburn needed
11:00AM 3 - Moderate: Some protection against sunburn needed
10:00AM 1 - Low: No protection needed
9:00AM 0 - Low: No protection needed
8:00AM 0 - Low: No protection needed
7:00AM 0 - Low: No protection needed

UV Index Legend

UV Index Advice
0-2 Low: No protection needed
3-5 Moderate: Some protection against sunburn needed
6-7 High: Some protection against sunburn needed
8-10 Very High: Extra protection against sunburn needed
11 and above Extreme: Extra protection against sunburn needed

UV Index History in Singapore (2023-2024)

Month Average UV Index Max UV Index
May 20242.6211 - Extreme: Extra protection against sunburn needed
April 20243.1611 - Extreme: Extra protection against sunburn needed
March 20244.0413 - Extreme: Extra protection against sunburn needed
February 20243.9612 - Extreme: Extra protection against sunburn needed
January 20242.9211 - Extreme: Extra protection against sunburn needed
December 20232.411 - Extreme: Extra protection against sunburn needed
November 20232.4910 - Very High: Extra protection against sunburn needed
October 20232.9811 - Extreme: Extra protection against sunburn needed
September 20232.9911 - Extreme: Extra protection against sunburn needed
August 20232.810 - Very High: Extra protection against sunburn needed
July 20232.659 - Very High: Extra protection against sunburn needed
June 20232.458 - Very High: Extra protection against sunburn needed
May 20232.769 - Very High: Extra protection against sunburn needed
April 20232.369 - Very High: Extra protection against sunburn needed
March 20233.1811 - Extreme: Extra protection against sunburn needed
February 20233.0611 - Extreme: Extra protection against sunburn needed
January 20232.079 - Very High: Extra protection against sunburn needed

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Protecting yourself from the sun's ultraviolet rays

Typically, the UV index levels are the highest between 11AM and 3PM. Overexposure to the sun and UV radiation can cause sunburn, skin and eye damage, premature aging, wrinkling and even cancer.

The following steps can ensure protection against the sun:

  • Apply sunscreen with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 and above on exposed areas of your body evenly, generously and well
  • Wear sun-protective clothing
  • Put on a hat to protect your scalp and face
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun where possible
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes
  • Apply lip balm with SPF on your lips

Source: HealthHub

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the UV Index?

The UV Index (UVI) is a measure of the level of UV radiation. It starts from 0 and above, and the higher the UVI, the greater the potential for damage to the skin and eye, and the less time it takes for harm to occur. The UVI, as described by the World Health Organization (WHO), is an important vehicle to alert people about the need to use sun protection.

Is your data accurate?

We use the data from data.gov.sg's NEA APIs. The data is provided as it is.

Does Singapore have high UV index?

Based on NEA's data, daily UV index averages range between 6 to 9. This is because of Singapore's proximity to the equator, which results in the sun being directly overhead most of the year and Singapore receiving more direct sunlight.

Can I skip protection if the UV index is low?

Generally, a lower UV index means there is minimal risk of sunburn for the average person. However, this varies for individuals and does not completely eliminate the risk of sunburn. If in doubt, do seek a doctor's advice about how much protection you should wear.

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