Here's why humidity makes you feel hotter


  • There’s a reason weather forecasters give you a “feels like” temperature.
  • Humidity can change how hot you actually feel.
  • Your body uses sweat to cool itself off. However, on humid days, your body doesn’t efficiently rid itself of sweat and heat, creating a higher risk of heat stroke.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This video was originally published on July 7, 2017.

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