water is warm it evaporates much quicker
than when water is cool. Therefore,
the heat from the sun helps to dry
Wind - Another drying
factor is the wind. If it is a windy
day the water is evaporated more
quickly due to the air moving / passing
through the clothes.
Try this outside experiment
on a windy day and compare your
results to doing this experiment
on a sunny day.
Be sure to do a fair
test using the same items and same
So, to sum it up, why do clothes
dry in the sun?
Wet clothes dry in sunshine because
the water that makes them wet evaporates.
This means that the water turns into
a gas and becomes part of the air.
Evaporation happens more quickly
when water is warm, and this is why
a warm day is better than a cool
day for drying clothes. Evaporation
happens more quickly if the air is
moving as well - so windy days
are good days to help dry your clothes quicker.