What Is Real Feel Temperature?

The RealFeel Temperature is an index that describes what the temperature really feels like.

It is a unique composite of the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation and elevation on the human body–everything that affects how warm or cold a person feels.

What is the difference between actual temperature and real feel?

The RealFeel Temperature can be warmer or colder than the actual temperature depending on the weather conditions. Wind Chill only takes into account two variables – temperature and wind speed, while the apparent temperature measures only temperature and humidity.

How do they calculate real feel temperature?

Heat index

The result is also known as the “felt air temperature” or “apparent temperature”. For example, when the temperature is 32 °C (90 °F) with 70% relative humidity, the heat index is 41 °C (106 °F).

Is real feel the same as wind chill?

Wind chill is a term commonly used by meteorologists in the colder months of the year. You may also hear forecasters refer to this as the “feels-like” temperature because, essentially, the wind chill is how cold it actually feels on your skin when the wind is factored in.