Enjoy the Sacramento sun but watch out for the UV

blindelof@sacbee.comJuly 9, 2014 

Temperatures are expected to remain hot through the week but stay well below 100-degrees.

Late afternoon high temperatures this week will be about normal for early July, according to the National Weather Service. The high in Sacramento on Wednesday is expected to be 93 degrees, which is spot on normal for July 9.

The normal daytime temperatures carry the possibility for sunburn. Forecasters at the Sacramento NWS office supplied tips from the World Health Organization on dealing with ultraviolet radiation associated with sunny summertime conditions:

•  Try to avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

•  If outdoors, seek shade and wear protective clothing

•  A wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses do the trick.

•  Apply broad spectrum SPF 30-plus sunscreen every two hours.

•  Be aware that surfaces such as sand or water can reflect UV and increase exposure.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 93. South wind around 8 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 90. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. South wind 9 to 13 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 89. South wind around 8 mph.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 60.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 61.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 63.

Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 65.

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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