With today forecast to hit 40 the UV predicted to hit an extreme UV reading of 12 were being warned of the dangers of the sun.
Latest data from the Cancer Council suggests many people across the Riverland and Mallee are still making basic mistakes with sun protection.
Nearly 40% of Australian adults who've been sunburnt say it's because they stayed in the sun too long and 1 in 3 say they forgot to use sun protection or didn't think it was required.
CEO of the Cancer Council, Professor Sanchia Aranda, says it's a timely warning for Riverland residents to get back to the basics.
image - Cancer Council.