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  1. FYI: Celsius or Fahrenheit: which should we use?

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer Pick a number, subtract 32, divide by nine then multiply by five. (Don't do anything with your age.) You've just converted a Fahrenheit temperature into Celsius. Both the Fahrenheit (proposed by Gdansk-born Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1724) and the Celsius (created by Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius in 1742) scales - the two most common measures of temperature ...

  2. A chilly 4 degrees Celsius on Lantau

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Temperatures dipped as low as 4 degrees Celsius at Ngong Ping on Lantau Island and below 10 degrees in most parts of Hong Kong yesterday, with the Observatory issuing a cold-weather warning at about 4pm. The chill is expected to continue for a week, with temperatures ranging between 12 and 17 degrees as a cold northeastern monsoon affects coastal areas of southern ...

  3. Celsius 7/7

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Reviewed by Tim Cribb Celsius 7/7 by Michael Gove Phoenix, $128 Yes, the title Celsius 7/7 is a play on Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 and, yes, the British Conservative ... impossible'. Gove, 39, is an up-and-comer in British politics. Celsius 7/7 has been variously reviewed as 'a ferocious philippic directed against Islamists and their western appeasers' (Daily ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate chief urges ‘bold’ steps to curb carbon emissions

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Berlin

    ... a global pact on curbing climate-altering greenhouse-gas emissions that must be agreed in Paris late next year. Its goal is to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, ... line-by-line in Berlin over six days from Monday, also warned that on present trends the planet would be 3.7-4.8 degrees Celsius warmer by 2100 – a level scientists say could be catastrophic. “This new ...

  5. On the shelf

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... tempering chocolate and when I'm making fruit preserve (the 'setting' temperature is about 105 degrees Celsius). My usual thermometer has a tiny dial, so I decided to finally upgrade to a digital one. This Admetior thermometer has a long metal probe, let's you switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit and has a huge temperature range of minus-45 to 200 degrees Celsius. It costs ...

  6. Drivers put the heat on idling ban

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... who had suggested the restriction should be lifted only for hot weather warnings, proposed it should be lifted when temperature inside the cabin reached 27 degrees Celsius. 'We promoted 25.5 degree Celsius as the optimal temperature inside an office, 27 degree Celsius is already higher than that,' Gary Chan Hak-kan of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ...

  7. Taxi drivers invite minister to hot seat

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... stoke yesterday as temperatures in the city rose to 33 degrees Celsius. Temperatures in many New Territories areas were even higher- with Sheung Shui hitting a record of 36.5 degrees. ... are hoping for an exemption from the law on hot days They want latitude when the temperature hits, in degrees Celsius,: 27 Hot stuff The New Territories was hotter yesterday than many parts ...

  8. Fifth-hottest October on record

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The Observatory recorded an average temperature of 26.24 degrees Celsius last month, making it the fifth-hottest October in the city on record. The average temperature last month was exceeded only by the 26.5 degrees last year, the 26.4 degrees that was recorded in both 1983 and 2006, and the 26.3 degrees in 1891. The Observatory forecasts cooler weather today ...

  9. Observatory signals end of cold spell

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... The Observatory removed a cold weather warning yesterday morning, having posted it for 67 hours. As the effect of the northeast monsoon weakens, the city will get warmer, with the temperature remaining above 12 degrees Celsius at night. Forecasters said there would be sunny periods today with the temperature ranging from 13 to 19 degrees. But jackets may be needed ...




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