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Old 11-17-2010, 01:42 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Can't speak much from personal experience, since in Perth cold is usually accompanied by clear skies and high pressure, but I believe high humidity at the same temp does make one feel a bit colder. I think alot of it is due to the fact that cloudy/humid weather is often accompanied by increased windiness, lack of direct sun (which can warm you even when it's very cold) and condensation.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Uh this bloody piece of crap craptop computer I have to use here just crashed on me so I've moved computer and will try again......

Winter has truly started with a vengeance this year in Fuxton, we've had highs struggling to reach the upper 30's lower 40's now, with regular frosts and ugly damp cold, threats of freezing rain, below zero wind chills. Another 4 months of this hell to suffer!
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Today is exactly the type of day that exemplifies how very humid, damp cold feels so much colder than dry cold.

We have a thick fog in Buxton at the moment, and the humidity at this current temperature of 37F feels like being smothered by a cold, wet blanket, which goes right through you. There is no wind/windchill. Even though I have already been outside in 28-29F temperatures so far this winter, the conditions outside now feel much colder than anything yet, thanks to the particles of humidity in the air clinging to my skin, even through my clothes.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Humid cold would only feel colder if it's raining and you're standing in it.

Dry cold is more chilly for me. The air kinda "bites" you and it's hard to breathe it in.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:37 PM
 
Location: United Nations
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Well, if it's -1 C at 06:00 a.m. and the humidity is 95%, it doesn't feel cold, it feels "wet", consequently, I feel "hydrated", and it's a good feeling. It's like I don't need to drink, and breathing feels good. It feels refreshing.

If it's -1 C at 2:00 p.m. with a humidity of 65%, though, it feels different. Not warmer, not cooler. Just drier. The skin cools faster, and, don't know how to explain, it's different.
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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Just came home by bike in 4c with near 100% RH and it felt super cold, nothing new for me. The humid air still bites through my clothing. It is March but I still feel like full winter mode in the evening.

Not refreshing, just heavy and oppressive like most of winter here.
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:33 PM
 
Location: United Nations
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LOL. Have you ever felt 4 C with 50% RH? It feels much colder!
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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LOL. Have you ever felt 4 C with 50% RH? It feels much colder!
Feels much nicer to me.
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Perth, WA
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Perth would be at daytime
Dry Cold: 16˚C, 3˚C D.P, 20kmh wind
Wet Cold: 11˚C, 9˚C D.P, 14mm, 30km/h wind


Prefer Dry cold
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