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Old 09-10-2016, 12:29 AM
 
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Looking at places in the interior of Africa or the Amazon, these places dont seem to have nearly as high heat index as summers in other wet places like Kolkata, Dhaka, Hanoi, Guangzhou, Wuhan etc. Why is it considered so uncomfortable?
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Old 09-10-2016, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Looking at places in the interior of Africa or the Amazon, these places dont seem to have nearly as high heat index as summers in other wet places like Kolkata, Dhaka, Hanoi, Guangzhou, Wuhan etc. Why is it considered so uncomfortable?
Heat Index only tells half the story, you also have to consider the actual water vapor content of the air, for example, a dewpoint of 75 is oppresive even if the temperature is just 75 (100% humidity)
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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75 dewpoint is horrible regardless of temperature
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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75 dewpoint is horrible regardless of temperature
That is what I said, just different wording lol
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Sydney
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It's also hot all the time, whereas those cities have winters.
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Old 09-10-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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Heat Index only tells half the story, you also have to consider the actual water vapor content of the air, for example, a dewpoint of 75 is oppresive even if the temperature is just 75 (100% humidity)
Is the dewpoint 75 degrees if it rains at 75 degrees?
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Is the dewpoint 75 degrees if it rains at 75 degrees?
Not always, but it's usually pretty close.
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