Why is Venice so hot?

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  1. alexb123 The Amish web page is fast! Valued Senior Member

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    I was recently in Venice and it appears the 'feel temperature' is almost always significantly higher then actual temperature, sometimes by as much as 5c. So the forecast could be 25c and the feel 30c. Why is this? I would have thought the opposite would have been the case as the water would cool the air.
     
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  3. kwhilborn Banned Banned

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    When the sun heats water, water vapor rises into the sky and forms clouds. This is part of a weather cycle that occurs everywhere. Heat from this vapor also can be felt, and is known as humidity. Surprisingly it does not cool, but adds to the temperatures and is warmer than the air as is needed to rise into the clouds. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers can combat this weather behavior.
     
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  5. alexb123 The Amish web page is fast! Valued Senior Member

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    Ok cheers for the replies. So the basics of this are that water retains heat better than air? But then how does water become hotter than the air that is heating it?
     
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  7. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    No. Venice is built on water. The humidity is high. In high humidity our heat regulation via sweating is less efficient, therefore we feel hotter.
     
  8. KitemanSA Registered Senior Member

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    This is the reason. He beat me to it.
     
  9. alexb123 The Amish web page is fast! Valued Senior Member

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    Okay interesting! But then surely our feel of the temperature would be higher than the actual temperature?
     
  10. andy1033 Truth Seeker Valued Senior Member

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    Get yourself a dehumifier if you live there, see if that helps in your home at these times, i.e summer
     
  11. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    Yes. That's exactly what I said and what KitemanSA confirmed.
     
  12. el es Registered Senior Member

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  13. benjifrank Registered Member

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    Really so interesting and funny post...Keep it up.
     
  14. normal e.t. pet Registered Member

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    thought meant Venus planet first. read and mean cityin europe! was gone to say closer to sun?
    readed answers and some would fit for planet too! neet huh?
     

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