Hyderabad has no check on UV rays

UK data shows city, Vizag breach safe levels.

Hyderabad: There’s no mechanism yet in Telangana state and Andhra Pradesh to record Ultraviolet (UV) Index, a measure of UV radiation intensity.

In cities across the developed world, UV Index is measured on an hourly basis and the information is made available so that citizens can take measures to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

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Such a mechanism is required in the cities of Telangana and AP because as per data available on meteorological websites based in countries like the United Kingdom, the UV Index of Hyderabad, Vizag and Vijayawada regularly breaches the World Health Organisation categorised “very high” limit of 8-10.

It is also predicted that in the next 48 hours it will go up to 11 in Hyderabad, which is categorised as “extreme”. The UV Index value changes and peaks during the afternoon, between 2 and 3 pm.

Read: All skin types prone to harmful UV rays

In India, UV Index is recorded at only three cities — Pune, Mumbai and New Delhi — by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology-Pune.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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