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Old 05-05-2012, 09:06 PM
Location: Toronto
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At one given temperature or temperatures, wearing the same clothing, depending on the other conditions modifying your sensation (eg. precipitation, humidity, sun angle or direct sunlight vs. cloud cover, calm vs. breeze).

I noticed that in the range of say 60-70F, at a given temperature it can be like this. I could sit down on a park bench, wearing a T-shirt etc. to read a book in bright sunshine and feel warmth or even heat (especially coming out of spring, being used to winter temps before) from the sun coming down on my skin, then get used to it and ignore it. Then a breeze picks up or the cloud cover comes and I feel a chill, compared to before (there's no windchill normally given at this temperature, but I feel there can be some effect of cooling). When the breeze stops and/or sun picks up, I feel warm again. At even 70F, drenching rain can feel cool/cold if it comes right down on bare skin, especially after being used to dry heat for a period of time outside.

Of course feeling hot or cold at the same temperature could also depend on what you got used to during the past while (eg. 50F feels like a warm spell in places with cold winters), but that's another story.

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Old 05-05-2012, 09:58 PM
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Yes. This happens to me A LOT. Actually, ALL THE TIME. Actually, this happens to me all months in BA except for summer months, when theres NO WAY i feel nothing resemblance to "cool".... only hot for 4 months. But from april till november, this sensation is an everyday thing.

Even in winter. All the time.

I say the range is between 60f to 70f, and even high 50s.

In a lovely 14 celsius day if im walking by the strong sun i can feel warm after a couple of blocks. If temp is more than 14c, i will surely feel warm if im walking with a coat. Im always carrying a backpack in all months (but summer) cause i always have to take clothes off, and then put them back on, etcetera. This is how my climate is.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:01 AM
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Yes I'd say that temperature is at about 18-20C which is why often summer here can be so annoying. It feels acceptable in the sun but as soon as I go in the shade it often feels chilly
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:36 AM
Location: Laurentia
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My temperature sensations are usually pretty constant, but I will say that the most variable sensations occur in the 20F to 42F range. Around freezing is an especially volatile point. Sometimes I may have to wrap up in a full snowsuit with goggles if there's a lot of snow falling with strong winds, or on the other end I may have to almost rip off my coat in the sun because the heating effect is so strong, leaving short sleeves and shorts. This occurs especially when I'm acclimatized to winter weather. As for the sensation in the same weather condition, where I'd feel heat in the sun and a big chill in the shade, I don't experience that. When there's variation it's always either warm sun/cold shade or hot sun/cool shade.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:55 PM
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Pretty much any temperature from 20F to 60F. Over about 60 it's probably going to feel warm no matter what.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:32 AM
Location: Sydney, Australia
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In the sun it can feel hot (thanks to the high UV rays here). But in the shade I'd long for a coat.

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Old 07-08-2014, 05:37 AM
Location: Paris, le-de-France, France / Terre Haute, IN
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When I used to sultry summer weather for several months, I feel chilly and not 100% pleasant at 59F(15C) but only after sunset, still weird...huh lol
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:40 AM
Location: Viseu, Portugal 510 masl
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Around 20C
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:59 AM
Location: United Nations
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I don't think so... MAYBE around 10 C (50 F) but I don't really feel cold (or hot).
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:06 AM
Location: Northville, MI
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A high the low 60's F can feel warm in the sun, but cold in shade or with a breeze. My body has a tropical biology, so I tend to feel the chill quickly (but I like feeling a bit cold ).
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