How to Convert Celsius & Fahrenheit

pa220044On my Himalayan tours, I can go from a very hot to a very cold climate in a matter of hours and being from North America I am used to thinking of temperatures in Fahrenheit.

However Fahrenheit is becoming obsolete in many parts of the world, so I have learned to understand Celsius and be comfortable with conversions.

So I thought it might be useful to do a short little blog post on temperature conversions so you know exactly how comfortable you will be once you step into your new surroundings.

I am starting first with the actual temperature conversion formulas, just in case you want to know how the numbers came about (although there are tons of apps you can download to do this for you in a jiffy).  I will also be providing my favorite app later in this post.

To convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius use (F – 32) x 5/9 = C

Example: If it is 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Bali, Indonesia, (100 – 32) x 5/9, it is 37.7 degrees Celsius.

To convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit use (C x 1.8) + 32 = F

Example: If it is 20 degrees Celsius in Kathmandu, Nepal, (20 X 1.8) + 32, it is 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

The ConvertMe App is my personal favorite for temperature conversions without having to do the math.

What are some of your experiences?  Is there a process or conversion app that you use and like very much that you can share?


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