Weather: Are our summers getting more humid?

New research suggests that absolute humidity has risen over the last 30-plus years and that this is primarily due to human activity


I find the hot days of summer harder to take these days. They seem to be “steamier” than they used to be.

This, of course, could be entirely due to a reduced tolerance for heat and discomfort associated with advancing age. On the other hand, it may also be because summers are becoming more humid. In fact, there is new research evidence to suggest that this is indeed the case.

Better Farming December 2007