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What Is The Worst Kind Of Heat?

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Road Hog:
The highest dew point ever recorded, 95F (35C), was recorded at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on July 8, 2003. With an air temperature of 108F (42C) the heat index was 178F (81C).

Scott5114:

--- Quote from: Road Hog on March 20, 2022, 09:13:08 PM ---The highest dew point ever recorded, 95F (35C), was recorded at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on July 8, 2003. With an air temperature of 108F (42C) the heat index was 178F (81C).

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And yet, that's only 68% relative humidity.

Goes to show you how much water hot air can really hold.

jgb191:
^  Which further illustrates why Relative Humidity isn't indicative of uncomfortableness.  You can have 90% RH on a freezing day and it still feels far more tolerable than a 60% RH on a triple digit temperature.  Even the actual indicator of moisture amount, the Dew Point, if you ask different people from different parts of the world, you will get varying opinions.  Like for a dew point of 70 degrees is very much tolerable for someone like myself who is accustomed to tropical-like climate, yet it will feel like hell for someone from Canada or Europe who will start to feel uncomfortable once the dew point exceeds 60 degrees.

kkt:
Humidty is much worse than dry heat.  70 degrees and humid feels less comfortable than 110 and dry.

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