Thermal Physics

Temperature and Its Measurement

What do Celsius temperatures feel like?

If you live in the United States you learn what various temperatures feel like. You recognize that 86°F is typical of a hot summer day and that -4°F is a very cold winter day. But what does 10°C feel like? Here is a handy guide:

Temperature Celsius Fahrenheit
Extremely hot day 40 104
Hot summer day 30 86
Room temperature 20 68
Jacket weather 10 50
Water freezes 0 32
Cold winter day –10 14
Very cold winter day –20 –4


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