One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A measure indicating the level of discomfort the average person is thought to experience as a result of the combined effects of the temperature and humidity of the air.
- ‘Always interested in the weather, I became intrigued about comfort indexes when I first read about the Temperature-Humidity Index (THI) developed for the US Weather Bureau.’
- ‘From these data, the temperature-humidity index (THI) was calculated.’
- ‘Although the thermometer may read 75 degrees Fahrenheit, the Temperature-Humidity Index makes it feel much hotter.’
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