Temperature Conversion: Celsius to Fahrenheit

Convert F to C or C to F—and learn the formulas!

January 16, 2019
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Looking to change Fahrenheit to Celsius or Celsius to Fahrenheit? Use our simple Celsius to Fahrenheit Temperature Converter, our temperature conversion charts, or calculate C to F or F to C yourself using the conversion formulas.

About Fahrenheit and Celsius

The Fahrenheit temperature scale is named for German physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit and is the measurement of temperature commonly used by the United States (and its associated territories) and by several nations in the Caribbean. On the Fahrenheit scale, water freezes at 32°F and boils at 212°F (at sea level).

The Celsius temperature scale—originally called centigrade and later renamed for Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius—is used almost everywhere else in the world. On the Celsius scale, water freezes at 0°C and boils at 100°C (at sea level).

F to C: Fahrenheit to Celsius Conversion Calculator

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Enter a value for Fahrenheit or Celsius to convert to the other.

F° to C°: Fahrenheit to Celsius Conversion Formula

To convert temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius, subtract 32 and multiply by .5556 (or 5/9).

  • Example: (50°F - 32) x .5556 = 10°C

Fahrenheit to Celsius Conversion Chart

Fahrenheit

Celsius

-40°F -40°C
-30°F -34°C
-20°F -29°C
-10°F -23°C
0°F -18°C
10°F -12°C
20°F -7°C
32°F 0°C
40°F 4°C
50°F 10°C
60°F 16°C
70°F 21°C
80°F 27°C
90°F 32°C
100°F 38°C

C° to F°: Celsius to Fahrenheit Conversion Formula

To convert temperatures in degrees Celsius to Fahrenheit, multiply by 1.8 (or 9/5) and add 32.

  • Example: (30°C x 1.8) + 32 = 86°F

Celsius to Fahrenheit Conversion Chart

Celsius

Fahrenheit

-40°C -40°F
-30°C -22°F
-20°C -4°F
-10°C 14°F
0°C 32°F
10°C 50°F
20°C 68°F
30°C 86°F
40°C 104°F
50°C 122°F
60°C 140°F
70°C 158°F
80°C 176°F
90°C 194°F
100°C 212°F

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This article was originally published in 2008 and is regularly updated.

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Copied from wikitravel.org: A

Copied from wikitravel.org:
A nice little poem to remember for Celsius...
Zero is freezing.
10 is not.
20 is warm.
and 30 is hot!

Regarding poem

If 20 is warm and 30 is hot, please spend sometime in India or Arab countries. :)

Hi Nasser:

Hi Nasser:
The local geographic elevation and the humidity of the air make the differences how the human body interprets the environment to the brain.

It's even easier.... If you

It's even easier....
If you notice, the Celcius and Fahrenheit scales are equal at -40 degrees.
The conversion formula (to go either way) would be
temp = (old temp + 40) X - 40

where X is 5/9 to convert to Celcius
and X is 9/5 to convert to Fahrenheit

One formula does the trick.
To Convert 0 degrees Celcius to Fahrenheit:
temp = (0 + 40) 9/5 + 40
temp = 40 * 9/5 + 40
temp = 72 - 40
temp = 32 degrees Fahrenheit

Thank you so much! My math

Thank you so much! My math book is so complicated. Instead of just simply saying what you said, It said

F + 9/5C + 32

9/5C + 32 + F

9/5C + 32 - 32 = F -32

9/5C = F - 32

5/9 x 9/5C = 5/9(F-32)

C = 5/9(F - 32)

SO COMPLICATED!

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