"She pulled out her wand and gave it a complicated little wave so that hot air streamed out of the tip; she then pointed this at her robes, which began to steam as they dried out."

The Hot-Air Charm (incantation unknown) is a charm that streams hot air out of the caster's wand. This air in turn can quickly dry off soaked garments. [1]

Known uses

Caster(s) Date Notes
Hermione Granger 1995–1996 school year Hermione used this charm to melt snow and dry off her snow-covered robes.
Albus Dumbledore 30 June, 1997 Dumbledore used this spell on himself after swimming to the Horcrux cave.
Dumbledore most likely used this spell on Harry's wet robes as well, but the spell he cast instantaneously made the robes warm and dry and didn't involve any wasted wand motion.

Known practitioners

See also


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix