Definitions

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  • noun Canada, meteorology A measurement used by Canadian meteorologists to reflect the combined effect of heat and humidity, as the apparent temperature felt by a person.

Etymologies

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Blend of humidity and index

Examples

  • On 680 News you'll hear the heat index referred to as the "humidex" reading.

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  • On 680 News you'll hear the heat index referred to as the "humidex" reading.

    buncha stuff

  • I had to come and tell you .. today we're to hit 36c, with a heat index or humidex (whatever) of 45!

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  • I don't like straightening my hair only to find out that the humidex has other ideas.

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  • I don't like straightening my hair only to find out that the humidex has other ideas.

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  • Supposed to be 43 C this weekend with the humidex (109 F).

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  • On the weekend, the temperate was in the low 30s but with the humidex, it hit 41 downtown.

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  • I find that for every 5 degrees before humidex above 25C you should generally reduce the food by 1/5, and double the amount of available cool water.

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  • I find that for every 5 degrees before humidex above 25C you should generally reduce the food by 1/5, and double the amount of available cool water.

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  • There was a day last week when the humidex (sort of the heat version of wind chill) was at 42C.

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