Easy Conversion of Celsius to Fahrenheit
When traveling to Europe, you will notice that all the temperatures are stated in Celsius. Since Americans are accustomed to the Fahrenheit system, Celsius is quite a mystery to most of us.
But, I have found an easy way to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit that is not scientifically accurate, but good enough to give me a good idea as to what the temperature will feel like.
Whatever the Celsius is, double it and add 32. That will give you an approximate Fahrenheit temperature. For instance, if Celsius is 15 degrees, you will double it (30) and add 32, giving you an approximate Fahrenheit degree of 62. No calculators needed!
Of course, if you want to be completely accurate, the formula is: F = (1.8 x C) + 32. So, if we use the previous example of 15 degrees Celsius, the actual degrees in Fahrenheit will be 59.
Another easy way to remember some key temperatures without any mathematical conversion of Celsius to Fahrenheit is to orient yourself on a few easy to remember temperatures:
0 C = 32 F
16 C = 61 F
28 C = 82 F
37 C = 100 F
100 C = 212 F
Our “cheater calculation” was certainly close enough for me; try it and it will make your calculations a snap!
Easy conversion of Celsius to Fahrenheit was written by Terri Fogarty for EuropeUpClose.com