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Thread: is it true than in New Zealand there are less ozone and the sun is more dangerous?

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    Default is it true than in New Zealand there are less ozone and the sun is more dangerous?

    i heard rumors, is it true there are less ozone for example in Auckland?

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    Hits here https://www.google.co.uk/#q=nz+ozone+depletion give a variety of articles with information.

    It makes sense to take precautions against over-exposure to the sun. http://sunsmart.org.nz/being-sunsmart

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    It's easier to burn here.
    22C might be nice to stroll about in in Europe, but here it feels hot!!!
    Yes, be prepared to cover up more than we are taught to in France.

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    Hi volunteer. As wellywearer said, is super easy to get sunburnt here, even when it isn't sunny. Also the sun fades things sooo quickly, e.g. carpet/curtains/duvet covers, etc. And NZ does have higher rates of melanoma, etc. than other countries.
    A doctor told me all this is due to the unique angle of the sun on NZ relative to the rest of the world.

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    Dangerous would be understatement, the sun is very strong and you might have to use good sunscreen lotion while venturing out, usually the sun is very strong between 11am to 4pm. Despite the high humidity levels here (in Auckland) we have found our skin has dried up quite a bit in the past few years.

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    put on sunscreen, and shades if you have to. sun is pretty intense here compared to where I come from.... i got burnt too easily these days.

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    Things really do fade. For examples books on your bookshelf even when they are in bright sunlight.

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    You've never felt a 21 degree day like you get in New Zealand. You'd swear it was 30.

    That said, when the sun goes behind a cloud, you could swear it's 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.C. Slater View Post
    You've never felt a 21 degree day like you get in New Zealand. You'd swear it was 30.

    That said, when the sun goes behind a cloud, you could swear it's 12.
    Agreed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.C. Slater View Post
    You've never felt a 21 degree day like you get in New Zealand. You'd swear it was 30.

    That said, when the sun goes behind a cloud, you could swear it's 12.
    Absolutely!!

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