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wind chill

The cooling effect of wind at low temperatures. This is greater than the effect of ambient cold alone and may cause rapid heat loss, adding to the risk of HYPOTHERMIA.
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Now Mrs Wise wants the wind-chill factor to be taken into account when calculating temperature and needs the support of 100 MPs to give her Private Members' Bill a chance of becoming law.
If the wind-chill factor takes hold, temperatures could drop to as low as -30C.
A Weather Centre spokesman said last night: "There is going to be a heavy frost for most of Britain and it will take time to clear, because although Saturday for most places will be dry and sunny, there will be a wind-chill factor that will make it feel chilly everywhere."
The party's European Parliament by-election candidate for North East Scotland, Ian Hudghton, also criticised the current system for not taking wind-chill factor into account.
However, it might not rise much above one degree tomorrow, which, with the wind-chill factor, could prevent the frost coming out of the ground.
With the wind-chill factor, the temperature at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium could well get to minus 13 degrees.
Temperatures with the wind-chill factor can reach minus 40C.
Fenwick-Clennell, who left the course immediately after the abandonment was decided, said: "We inspected at 7.30am, 9.30am and then 1 1am when there was still frost in the ground, while there was a high wind-chill factor. If we got it wrong we will hold our hands up, it's just one of those things.
In Opposition Labour implicitly supported moves by its own backbenchers to include the wind-chill factor when calculating cold weather payments.
But critics say that does not take account of the wind-chill factor which makes it feel colder again.
r y, -16C temperature brought by wind-chill factor as the storm powers through
Tory Nigel Evans tried to get wind-chill factor included in the decision to give pounds 8.50 a week to pensioners and the needy to help with fuel bills.