What’s that in degrees Celsius?

Table describing how various temperatures 'feel'. Click for a larger version.

Table describing how various temperatures ‘feel’. Click for a larger version.

Here are some simple guidelines for using degrees Celsius to describe every day temperatures: enjoy 🙂

Weather (Simple Guide)

  • -20 °C: The coldest it gets in the UK
  • -10 °C: A bitterly cold winter’s day
  • 0 °C: Ice melts and water freezes
  • 10 °C: A typical day in winter
  • 20 °C: A nice warm day
  • 30 °C: A very hot summer’s day

Weather (More complicated guide)

  • -20 °C: The coldest it gets in the UK
  • -10 °C: A bitterly cold winter’s day
  • 0 °C: Ice melts and water freezes
  • 5 °C: A typical cold day in winter
  • 10 °C: A typical day in winter
  • 15 °C: A warm winter day or a cool summer day
  • 20 °C: A nice warm day
  • 25°C: A hot summer’s day
  • 30 °C: A very hot summer’s day
  • 35 °C: The hottest it ever gets in the UK

Indoors

  • -20 °C: Your freezer should be this temperature
  • 0 °C: Ice melts and water freezes
  • 5 °C: The bottom of your fridge
  • 10 °C: Condensation forms if walls are colder than this
  • 20 °C: Nominal ‘Comfortable’ indoor temperature
    • What feels comfortable depends on air flows and varies from person to person typically in the range 18 °C to 23°C
  • 25°C: A warm room
  • Temperature sensation varies from person to person but typically
    • 35 °C: Bath water feels cool
    • 40 °C: Bath water feels hot
    • 45 °C: Scalding water
    • 65 °C: A hot cup of tea
  • 100 °C: Water boils
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3 Responses to “What’s that in degrees Celsius?”

  1. Charles de Podesta Says:

    Michael. Thank You for that. Charlie

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