Not needing sunscreen on cloudy days is a ‘common misconception’

Daffodil Center Associate Director Anne Cust says it’s a “common misconception” that you don’t need sunscreen on cloudy days because UV light can penetrate clouds and still cause sunburn.

“When people think whether it’s cloudy or maybe it’s a chilly day, people can think, ‘Oh, maybe I don’t need sun protection,'” Ms Cust told Sky News Australia.

“At this time of year, when UV levels are in the extreme range, UV levels can still be very high even with a slightly cloudy sky.

“The UV radiation we get in Australia is about double what it is in Europe and America and that’s why we have double the skin cancer rates here.”

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