Interactive Map: Daily Maximum Wet-Bulb Temperature (°C)

A new study shows that extreme, sometimes potentially fatal, mixtures of heat and humidity are emerging across the globe. This interactive world map shows documented instances, with hotter colors from yellow to red signifying the worst combinations as measured on the Centigrade "wet bulb" scale. Read the full story. (Map by Jeremy Hinsdale; adapted from Raymond et al., Science Advances, 2020)

Usage: Hover over points to view daily maximum wet-bulb temperature (°C); use mousewheel or buttons to zoom, drag and drop to move; click points to load location information.