/ Can you answer this question?
If the temperature at 194m above sea level is 8 C and you were at 995m on a very wet and windy day, with a wind speed of 10km per hour, what wind chill temperature would you expect? (Please show your calculations)
Expecting that it is wet therefore be cloudy my calculations would be as follows:
995 – 194 = 801
801 / 200 = 4.005
Knowing that on a cloudy day air temp. cools at -1 for every 200 metres.
-1 x 4.005 = - 4.005
8 - -4.005 = 3.995 C
Temperature at 995m = 3.995 C
What do you think, some clarification please.
Yes, certainly wind speed will be one of the main factors in calculating wind chill.
windchill = 1.2 degrees celcius
So once windspeeds continue to increase past that point it has little effect on the actual windchill. Wish I could find where I read it, hopefully someone will be along who has teh reference to hand!
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