Tag Archives: temperature

No flight information please – we’re British

Ronnie Cohen wonders why at least one budget airline flying from the UK targets its flight information at continental and American passengers. Likes(13)Dislikes(0)

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The curse of conversion factors

In this article, Ronnie Cohen looks at lists of plausible conversions in both directions between imperial units still in use in the UK and metric units. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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50 years of Celsius weather forecasts – time to kill off Fahrenheit for good?

Fifty years ago, on 15th October 1962, British weather forecasts switched over from the Fahrenheit scale to Celsius. Fifty years on, some parts of the British media inexplicably cling on to Fahrenheit measures, and the UK Metric Association (UKMA) says … Continue reading

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An improvement in the weather

A recent exchange of e-mails between Ezra, a reader of MetricViews in the USA, and Tony, in the UK, suggests that recent years have seen changes for the better in weather reporting in the both the UK and Canada. Do … Continue reading

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