• Short Summary

    THE METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE IN LONDON, U.K., INTRODUCED THE CENTIGRADE SCALE OF TEMPERATURES INTO WEATHER REPORTS?

  • Description

    THE METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE IN LONDON, U.K., INTRODUCED THE CENTIGRADE SCALE OF TEMPERATURES INTO WEATHER REPORTS AND FORECASTS ON JANUARY 15. BOTH SCALES, THE FAHRENHEIT AND THE CENTIGRADE, ARE TO BE USED FOR A TIME, THEN AS THE PUBLIC BECOMES ACCUSTOMED TO THE NEW SCALE, IT WILL BE GIVEN MORE PROMINENCE. GRADUALLY THE FAHRENHEIT READING WILL BE DROPPED.

    IN WRITTEN FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS FOR RADIO AND TELEVISION, TEMPERATURES ARE NOW GIVEN IN FAHRENHEIT, FOLLOWED BY THE EQUIVALENT FIGURE IN CENTIGRADE. THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION'S "WEATHERMAN" WILL USE BOTH SCALES, AND ON OCCASIONS, DISCUSS THE DIFFERENCES. THE SCALES ARE ALSO BOTH QUOTED ON THE POST OFFICE AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE WEATHER SERVICE. THE METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE HAS ALREADY BEEN USING THE CENTIGRADE SCALE FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, AND FOR THEIR OWN INTERNAL WORK. IN COMMON WITH SCIENTISTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, THEY CALL IT CELSIUS, THE NAME ADOPTED BY INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT 13 YEARS AGO.

    WHEN THE CHANGEOVER WAS ANNOUNCED, THE AIR MINISTRY SAID IT WAS BEING MADE AFTER CONSULTATION WITH LEADING PUBLIC UTILITIES AND LARGE INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS IN BRITAIN. THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION IS ALSO IN FAVOUR OF THE CHANGE. FOR MANY YEARS CHILDREN TAKING SCIENCE SUBJECTS HAVE BEEN TAUGHT THE CENTIGRADE SCALE, AND ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE METHOD OF CONVERTING FROM ONE TO THE OTHER.

    NORMAL BLOOD TEMPERATURE, 98.4 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT IS 36.9 CENTIGRADE. THE 86 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT OF A HOT BRITISH SUMMER DAY IS 30 DEGREES CENTIGRADE. A MILD WINTER DAY, 50 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT IS 10 DEGREES CENTIGRADE. THE BRITISH PUBLIC WAS INTRODUCED TO THE NEW METHOD ON TELEVISION DURING THE NORMAL WEATHER FORECAST:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD6XEGUBW6XZ2SS7JY1PR9LD7V
    Media URN:
    VLVAD6XEGUBW6XZ2SS7JY1PR9LD7V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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