Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a courtyard garden. Which edibles will tolerate less than ideal growing conditions. Discovering how veggies can grow in partial shade.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Matron's Weather Cock

Amazing blue sky over most of the country these past few days. Not a cloud in sight. Temperatures rising. But do you understand how warm it is if someone tells you it is "22"? I don't! Maybe it is a generation thing, but if someone tells me it is 80 degrees today then I know what they are talking about! So here's an easy way of calculating it. A simple rule of conversion from celsius to fahrenheit. Double it and add 28. So if someone told me it was 22 today in London 22+22=44 then +28 = 72degrees! Now you're talking!

10 Comments:

At 8:26 PM, Blogger Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Your a girl after my own heart ..quick and to the point..and thanks for the lesson, I'm so old I had forgotten that one :o)

 
At 8:28 PM, Blogger Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Sorry about that last one , I mean GUY after my heart:o)

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger Theanne and Baron said...

Thanks Matron...great tip...all I have to remember is double the Celcius degrees and add 28, I think I can do that! Thanks again!

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger Peggy said...

Hi matron, thanks for that I still have to convert kilometres into miles to know how far i am travelling!

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger melsanford said...

Oh no! I don't "do" farenheit! Always sounds much too hot :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Temperatures rising? That's great - chase the cold away:)

 
At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Rachael said...

I have an even easier way: anything above 20 degrees is 'quite hot', approaching 30 and it's 'too hot' :)

 
At 8:53 AM, Anonymous Bev said...

I hate to be picky, but that's not quite right!

The correct formula (from celsius to fahrenheit) is double it, subtract a tenth of the answer and add 32.

i.e. 22C = 71.6F (not 72)
22+22 = 44
44-4.4 = 39.6
39.6+32 = 71.6 (not quite 72!)

You can check this with boiling & freezing points.

0C = 32F (your way would give 28F)
100C = 212F (your way would give 228F). Now that's hot!

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger Jelliebabe said...

I'm a converter too - but I add.. Guess it doesnt make a big difference and round nunbers are easier!

An easy poem for you

7, 14, 21
Winter, spring and summer sun

 
At 10:37 PM, Blogger Jelliebabe said...

sorry! that should have said add 30! whoops!

 

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