There was no humidity, an ideal temperature and enough of a breeze to perfume the air with the zillion flowers recently wakened after a tough winter or perhaps just planted to welcome the approaching summer season.
The best form of stove is that with which perfect combustion is most nearly attained, and to which a pan of water is affixed to supply a desirable humidity to the air, the gas having the effect of drying the atmosphere.
The rainfall is not great, only about 20 in., but the mean humidity for the year is 80, saturation being ioo.
In spite of the high temperatures of summer, however, the low humidity prevents the heat from being oppressive, and cases of sunstroke are unknown.
The general physiognomy of the Indian flora is mainly determined by the conditions of humidity of climate.
On account of the greater humidity and mildness of its climate, Ireland is more essentially a pastoral country than Great Britain.
Only a fourth to a half of the days of the different months are wholly or partly clear even in the north, and in the same district the monthly means of relative humidity vary from 65 to 70.
Other woods, beautiful and precious, include guayacan (Guaiacum sanctum), baria (varia, Cordia gerascanthoides) - the fragrant, hard-wood Spanish elm - the quiebra-hacha (Copaifera hymenofolia), which three are of wonderful lasting qualities; the jiqui (Malpighia obovata), acana (Achras disecta, Bassia albescens), caigaran (or caguairan, Hymenaea floribunda), and the dagame (Calicophyllum candidissi- mum), which four, like the culla, are all wonderfully resistant to humidity; the caimatillo (Chrysophyllum oliviforme), the yaya (or yayajabico, yayabito: Erythalis fructicosa, Bocagea virgata, Guateria virgata, Asimina Blaini), a magnificent construction wood; the maboa (Cameraria latifolia) and the jocuma (jocum: Sideroxylon mastichodendron, Bumelia saticifolia), all of individual beauties and qualities.
The rainfall is abundant, and especially so in summer (December to March) when the humidity is extreme.
The average summer humidity is 76%, that of winter 74%.
Excessive humidity causes small dark spots to appear; these become confluent and the whole leaf may become dark and decay.
The disease is checked by raising the temperature above 110° F., and reducing the humidity of the barn.
The comparative humidity of the atmosphere, however, makes the climate trying for Europeans.
In these circumstances " syringing " and " damping down " are of value in cooling the temperature of the air in hothouses and greenhouses and increasing its humidity, thereby checking excessive transpiration.
Bright sunshine and a pleasant climate (mean annual temperature about 48° F., rainfall 14 in., falling almost wholly from April to September, relative humidity 59), combined with beautiful scenery, have made the city a favourite health resort and place of residence.
The relative humidity varies greatly.
Relative humidity: highest 92, recorded in December; lowest, 72, recorded in April; mean for 1906, 81.
In the shade during a few days in summer; the humidity of the air at Muscat is greater and the climate is, in consequence, much more trying, but even here a maximum of 109° F.
The relative humidity of the air along the shores of the Gulf is high, so that exposure to the direct and reflected rays of the sun and radiation from the hot soil are encountered in a moist atmosphere.
The mean relative humidity is between 75 and 80 for all seasons save spring, when it is least and may be from 65 upward.
The depressing effect of the heat and humidity is greatly relieved by afternoon breezes from the sea, and the nights are invariably comfortable and generally cool.
Throughout the year the humidity of the air is very great.
The humidity of places such as Fresno, Sacramento and Red Bluff in the valley varies from 48 to 58.
A record of 6 months (1891) showed an average daily relative humidity of 30 6 in the morning and 15.6 in the evening, and the humidity sometimes falls to 5.
The high temperature and great relative humidity make the summer climate of the Red Sea one of the most disagreeable in the world.
The low humidity, high altitudes and southern latitude all combine to make the climate salubrious and especially beneficial to persons suffering with pulmonary disorders.