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Relative Humidity and feeling of comfort

  1. Aug 15, 2013 #1

    The more humid it is, the more irritable the climate will be. The sweat will not evaporate easily if the relative humidity is high.

    I have been to two cities in two different countries recently - Madison in USA and Kolkata in India. The humidity in Kolkata is about 65% and that in Madison is about 85%. During noon, the temperature in Madison would be about 35 degree Celsius and that in Kolkata also its about the same. But even with a lower humidity, the sweat that our bodyproduce, doesn't evaporate as easily in Kolkata as that in Madison. Why is that?
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013
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  3. Aug 15, 2013 #2


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    Wind would be a possible explanation. The intensity of sunlight is relevant for body temperature (regulation), too.
    I think this is more a biology question (?).
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