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Moisture in the Air


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On a hot summer day, have you ever noticed that it feels hotter than it really is? This may be because there is a lot of moisture in the air. As air moves across our skin, evaporation takes place, cooling our bodies. It is nature's way of keeping us cool. The more moisture in the air, means there will be less evaporation taking place. This may become dangerous if we get too warm.


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