Heat Index Calculator

Heat Index

 
 
Enter a temperature that you would like and choose your units: What the temperature feels like to your body:
Fahrenheit Celsius F
Enter your relative humidity:  
% C

 

 


Welcome to Weather-Above
The heat index (HI) or humidex is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine an apparent temperature how hot it actually feels. The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, or sweating, in which the water in the sweat evaporates and carries heat away from the body. However, when the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate of the water is reduced. This means heat is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing it to retain more heat than it would in dry air. Measurements have been taken based on subjective descriptions of how hot subjects feel for a given temperature and humidity, allowing an index to be made which corresponds a temperature and humidity combination to a higher temperature in dry air