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99% humidity?

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Ari

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12,387 posts

121 months

Wednesday 27th June 2012
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Just noticed on the weather forecast that it's projected to be 99% humidity tonight.

Hope they've not underestimated as surely 100% humidity is pure water and we'll all drown!?

driverrob

4,032 posts

109 months

Wednesday 27th June 2012
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No. % humidity is relative to the amount (proportion) of water vapour that can exist in equilibrium with air at a particular temperature.
e.g. in winter it might be 80% humidity at mid-day but, at much lower temperatures at night, that same amount of water vapour would exceed 100% so there will be condensation - mist/dew or hoar frost if it's below freezing.

davepoth

25,947 posts

105 months

Wednesday 27th June 2012
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Saying 99% is a bit daft really; they should just give the mist forecast it entails, since that means something to people.

Alice Cupra

855 posts

143 months

Wednesday 27th June 2012
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Ari said:
surely 100% humidity is pure water and we'll all drown!?
I've always thought that should be the case....... hehe

Vieste

10,532 posts

66 months

Wednesday 27th June 2012
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It was hot today up north was close to drinking my own piss walking back home.
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Ari

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12,387 posts

121 months

Wednesday 27th June 2012
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As opposed to who's!? redface

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

161 months

Wednesday 27th June 2012
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Ari said:
As opposed to who's!? redface
Someone else's, obviously. wink

kiteless

7,699 posts

110 months

Wednesday 27th June 2012
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Bear said:
It was hot today up north was close to drinking my own piss walking back home.