Misconception WCM035:

Humidity does not depend on the temperature of the air. Warm air can hold the same amount of water vapor as cold air (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

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WC075002

Both the amount of liquid water beneath the air and the temperature of the air affect the humidity of air.

34%

WC071003

The humidity of air can be higher at one time of year than another because warmer air can hold more water vapor than cooler air.

15%