Wind Chill Index

Wind chill

Kirsty McCabe explains why the wind makes us feel that much colder.



The number on your thermometer doesn't tell the full story, especially during the winter months. When the wind blows from Arctic or polar regions, it's no surprise that temperatures drop in the UK. But it feels even colder in the wind, an effect referred to as "wind chill" or "feels like" temperatures. In other words this is the temperature we feel on our body taking the wind into account.


Celsius wind chill index
By RicHard-59 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


Categories: Climate Weather
Tags: Air Masses Extreme Weather Temperature Weather Wind

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