I don't like cold weather so I like living in a hot country. Last night, however, tested our tolerance. I was feeling comfortable when, all of a sudden, it felt as if someone had lit a fire nearby. It was a dry heat and I didn't start actively perspiring, which happens when humidity levels rise.
'Er Indoors and our neighbours also commented with the local version of "Phew, wot a scorcher!" so I looked up weather.com
and this is what I found.
I've heard of the wind chill factor making cold weather feel colder, but never a heat feel factor. The whys and wherefores of last night's phenomenon elude me so I'm more than happy to give a plug to Calvin Jones who wrote to me as follows:Hi Jakartass,
I've started a climate change blog and thought a good way to promote it would be to find people blogging about similar issues and tell them what I'm doing. My blog is based on climate change but this takes in energy policy, renewable energies, carbon capture storage, ecology, peak oil, poverty, politics ... etc.
Hope it is of some interest.
It is, Cal, it is.