On warm days, a city can become uncomfortably hot. But temperatures often vary per street. Meteorologists at Wageningen University & Research measured the influence that buildings, vegetation, water, wind and shade have on local temperature.
In countries such as the Netherlands, where every square metre in the city has been mapped, this knowledge can be used to make weather predictions for each street. These hyperlocal weather forecasts, which will eventually become available in an app, can help people find the coolest places in town. This is how Wageningen University & Research contributes to improving the quality of life.