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Rewelt

Postby Slava » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:38 pm

This word appears nearly exclusively on the Moscow Times website (www.themoscowtimes.com), a supposedly English language site in the weather section. I think they think it means Relative Humidity, but cannot confirm that via on-line dictionaries.

Does anyone out there have a clue?

Thanks in advance.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:18 pm

May have to wait until the 2014 winter games when
weather reports in Russia are important to the rest
of the world: Shochi.ru.
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Rewelt

Postby Audiendus » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:22 pm

While browsing, I happened to come across this thread, so I decided to investigate this use of Rewelt. I too am baffled. (Relative Water Element, perhaps? No, that's just a wild guess.) I haven't found any relevant sources other than the Moscow Times. Here is an example of its use of the term, in an edition from 2008:

http://www.arfi.mhost.ru/MoscowTimes/tmt.htm

I have also visited the website mentioned in Slava's post. This has an up-to-date edition of the paper, which now uses the word "Humidity" rather than "Rewelt".

By the way, does anyone notice a glaring mistake in these weather reports?
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Postby Slava » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:12 am

No, can't say as I've noticed any particular mistake. It must be so glaring that I can't see it.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:41 pm

I get the Moscow Times as well, and have seen the
word in the past, but attributed it to difficulties
with translation, but not seen lately.
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Postby Audiendus » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:22 pm

Slava wrote:No, can't say as I've noticed any particular mistake. It must be so glaring that I can't see it.

The pressure given in millibars (mb) is impossibly low. I suspect they mean "millimetres of mercury" (mmHg), which would make the figure about right.

It doesn't throw any light on "Rewelt", though. :(
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