Met Office UK:
"Feels like temperature
Feels like temperature considers other factors, such as wind speed and humidity. This gives you a better idea of how the temperature will actually feel at the time."
Have you ever stepped out of the house in the morning and thought, ‘I knew it would be cold, but perhaps not this cold!’
The temperatures that you normally see on our website represent the temperature of the air, but this takes no account of how we actually experience the temperature. It is our ‘feels like’ temperature that gives you a better idea about how the weather will actually feel when you
What is the 'feels-like' temperature?
In the summer, it's called the heat index. In the winter, it's called the wind chill.
When you view the forecast in your FOX Weather app, not only will you find the predicted high and low temperatures, but you'll also see a value for the "feels-like" temperature.
It sounds simple, but there are a few factors that are considered when determining the feels-like temperature for a given time. It also depends on the time of year.
Basically, the feels-like temperature is how hot or how cold the air feels to the human body when factoring in variables such as relative humidity, wind speeds and even the amount of sunshine.
What is the 'feels like' temperature and how does the Bureau of Meteorology calculate it?