Fahrenheit v Celsius – a heated debate

 

Sir, – Your Weather Watch column would be even more useful if it included a synoptic chart of the east Atlantic, with fronts, isobars, highs and lows, and wind speeds. Thus we would know not only what the weather is likely to be, but also why it should be so.

The tedious duplication of all temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit, as well as standard Celsius, is a waste of space and ink. Met Éireann dumped degrees Fahrenheit back in the 1960s and it is used nowadays only by a declining cohort of Little Englanders, and by Americans. Americans are hopelessly backward on modern (SI) units of measurement, and their preferences should be ignored. – Yours, etc,

CON O’ROURKE,

Sandymount,

Dublin 4.