Is weather app accurate? SMU researchers eye better way to measure urban heat

Researchers Yik Sin Kang (left) and Graces Ching with the team's mobile data-collecting cart. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
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SINGAPORE - The weather application may say it is 32 deg C but some places in the city may feel as warm as 70 deg C around urban structures or cooler, at 26 deg C, under the shade of a tree. 

A group of Singapore Management University (SMU) researchers are on a mission to find out what makes cooler pockets more comfortable, and how more of them can be created so the city is more pleasant to walk around in.

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