June 14, 2023
Apollo Weather Adds Support for Wet Bulb Globe Temperature
I'm excited to announce that Apollo is adding support for Wet Bulb Globe Temperature just before the summer kicks into full gear. The measurement is a secret weapon for engaging in outdoor activities in direct sunlight.
What is Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT)?
The WBGT is a quantitative measure of heat stress in direct sunlight, which encompasses factors such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle, and cloud cover (solar radiation). The WBGT is used by military agencies, OSHA, and many nations to manage workload in direct sunlight.
How Can Apollo Users Benefit from WBGT?
Wet Bulb Globe Temperature is a better tool for athletes to keep track of temperature conditions during the summer because of its increased accuracy when measuring conditions in direct sunlight.
Here's how users can use WBGT within the app:
- Users have the option of choosing “Wet Bulb” as the temperature method in their Ideal Conditions
- Every hourly forecast now includes WBGT measurements
- Hourly ratings show Perfect, Acceptable or Bad conditions using WBGT instead of Actual and Feels Like temperatures