I'm pulling air temperature and other weather stats from various APIs. There's this concept called "feels like temperature", separate from "actual temperature". Apparently, this is the temperature that it feels like to a human, depending on the wind speed and other factors.
Is this determined, as the name suggests, by a human who "feels" it? Or is it mathematically calculated based on the other data such as the wind speed, so that it isn't actually "felt" by a human at all, but rather is a scientific estimation of how a human probably "will feel" the temperature?
Personally, I have no idea how anyone can "feel" the temperature in specific terms; to me, it's either "freezing", "cold", "chilly", "OK", "warm", "hot" and "unbearable" -- any guess I would make about what temperature it "feels like" would vary with each time you asked me and not be accurate whatsoever.