Cricket Chirps: Nature's Thermometer

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Predict Temperature with Crickets

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Did you know that you can tell the temperature by counting the chirps of a cricket? It’s true! Here’s the formula:

To convert cricket chirps to degrees Fahrenheit, count number of chirps in 14 seconds, then add 40 to get temperature.

Example: 30 chirps + 40 = 70° F

To convert cricket chirps to degrees Celsius, count number of chirps in 25 seconds, divide by 3, then add 4 to get temperature.

Example: 48 chirps /(divided by) 3 + 4 = 20° C

You can also use either of these methods and then convert to degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit using our temperature converter.

Watch this video for more tips!

On our kids’ Web site in the summers, you can hear a cricket chirp change speed depending on the temperature you choose. Listen here.

To find out this week’s weather in your region, try our seven-day forecast.

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