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Old 09-28-2011, 04:53 PM
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I found a map on the internet which shows what the hottest wet bulb temperatures reached around the world. Wet bulb temperatures are related to dew point; wet bulb temperature is how a cool a wet object would by evaporating water, say standing in strong in a soaked T-shirt. If it's really humid, you won't be able to cool down as much.



It's striking that the west US is so different from the east; while Europe is in the middle of either. Eastern China looks identical to the tropics.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Interesting map. Nice to see I'm in a low wet bulb area.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Glad I don't live in a black area.
It'd probably be freezing to swim outdoors.

SW Australia seems comparable to Europe.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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Actuay when it really gets dangers as far as the wet bulb is concerned is when the humidity is low compared to the raising temperatures. Low humidity with heat is a real iller. Anyone that was in a dry climate in the military remmebe the effect of dry climate and heat on heat fatigue and heat strokes.That is why in dry cliamtes and ehat as low as 90 degrees the army how follows the policies of the isreali army in heat and dry climates is concerned. I saw enough people put on intrvaious fluids in dry climat with heatlow as 90 degrees to see how suddenly the problem can occur of dehydraion in dry climates. With sweat drying so quickly it has little effect in cooling the body.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Correlates with altitude also.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Paris
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I would think one dehydrates faster in a humid climate because of all the water lost though sweat. That's my experience at all, the few days I spent in desert climes I never felt thirsty and actually had to force myself to drink.
I'm impressed by the fact that extreme northeastern Europe along the Arctic ocean had warmer dew points than, say, Germany.
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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what does the red colour means?
thats how it is in my city.
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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more like orange
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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it means you live in the more-humid 1/2 of the world.
Half the developed world (by land area, not population; Africa and Asia) does not have summers as humid as yours.
Your summers are about as humid as New York City's, if you want to compare with other members.

Your summers are also more humid than half of Australia.
Most Australians live in the southeast, so most Australians also do not see as much humidity in summer as you do.

But at least you don't live in an area with extreme humidity.
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Sophie LL

it means you live in the more-humid 1/2 of the world.
Half the developed world (by land area, not population; Africa and Asia) does not have summers as humid as yours.
Your summers are about as humid as New York City's, if you want to compare with other members.

Your summers are also more humid than half of Australia.
Most Australians live in the southeast, so most Australians also do not see as much humidity in summer as you do.

But at least you don't live in an area with extreme humidity.
Thanks ColdCanadian

Im somewhat glad i dont live in Singapore but i do hate humidity so i kinda hate to live in a humid city like this.
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