WIND CHILL Factor

The actual air temperature is not the whole story: when you are outside; a flow of air will remove heat from you and the perceived temperature will be lower than the measured one. The result is that you feel much colder when there is a wind, and this table will give you some idea just how much!

This drop in perceived temperature is known as the 'wind-chill factor', so for all you all weather flyers, here's a little table that will tell you how cold it feels when the wind-chill factor is taken into account.

The left hand column is the actual air temperature, so find the correct one then follow the row across until you are under the wind speed. The temperature shown there is the perceived temperature caused by heat loss due to the wind.

Wind-chill Factor Table (in Fahrenheit)

AIR TEMP

Wind speed in mph.

CALM

5

10

15

20

25

30

35

40

50

50

48

40

36

32

30

28

27

26

40

40

37

28

22

18

16

13

11

10

30

30

27

16

9

4

0

-2

-4

-6

20

20

16

4

-5

-10

-15

-18

-20

-21

10

10

6

-9

-18

-25

-29

-33

-35

-37

0

0

-5

-21

-36

-39

-44

-48

-49

-53

-10

-10

-15

-33

-45

-53

-59

-63

-67

-69

-20

-20

-26

-46

-58

-67

-74

-79

-82

-85

-30

-30

-36

-58

-72

-82

-87

-94

-98

-102

 


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