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Burning Questions: Running through rain vs walking - which will keep you drier?
CAN you help answer the long-running question of whether it’s possible to get less wet in the rain by running rather than walking?
When it starts coming down, many of us will run for cover. This might seem like the commonsense approach when you don’t have an umbrella but is it the best choice if you want to stay drier?
Running means you’re out in the rain for a shorter time, but also risks you hitting more water drops.
What do you think – does the speed you move through rain have an effect on how wet you get? What other factors should also be considered?
If you’re a science person who knows the answer, please enlighten us below. Otherwise, if you just have an opinion on whether running in rain is better than walking, add your comments further down.
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