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A numerical score that adjusts ambient temperature to allow for atmospheric humidity. Thus, a summer heat temperature of 30°C with a humidity level of 80% gives a humidex reading of 36°C, which is uncomfortably hot for most people. A high humidex reading and a high pollution level are among the undesirable qualities of summer living in many cities.

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