Meteorologists always reported ambient air temperature, but people started complaining about the mismatch between the reported temperature and what it actually feels like.
You hear people say, “the temperature is 10 oC, but it feels like 6 oC.” It turns out they were right, and scientists had to figure out how to measure a “feels like” temperature.
A “feels like” temperature therefore, combines ambient air temperature, wind speeds and relative humidity to determine how the prevailing conditions feel on bare skin. It is a more accurate description of the human experience.
I find it interesting because it applies to just about every aspect of the human experience.
What is routinely reported as the state of things is not necessarily what it feels like.
– Osasu Oviawe