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Does the weather temperature affect how much static electricity in hair?
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how does weather affect static electricity?
How is static electricity affected by air temperature?
Does temperature affect static electricity ?
In a way, yes. Static electricity is best developed in a dry environment. If the air temperature is low there is less water vapour present, if the air is warm there is more water vapour present. Warm air has a higher moisture content than cold air.
You can try this at home, get a felt cloth and a perspex rod and try rubbing them at varying temperatures (put them both in the fridge for 10 minutes). You'll find you get a bigger jolt when they are colder than when they are warm.