Friday, September 05, 2008
The climate here in Paraguay can change in a moment. It all seems to depend on the wind. We had two hot days. I mean, HOT! Like 40* C ! Then, over night, the temperature dropped to 12*C, which is COLD!
The hot days were caused by the North Winds blowing in. It seems those winds are always dusty! The cold days are caused by the South Wind which blows up from the Antarctic. Today is a cold South Wind day.
If you are unfamiliar with the Celsius temperature and converting it to Fahrenheit , here is a quick little trick I learned years ago. It's not precise, but will get you within a degree or two for a mental conversion of temperatures.
Celsius to Fahrenheit:
Double the number, then add 25.
40 + 40 = 80
80 + 25 + 105* That's hot!
12 + 12 + 24
24 + 25 = 49* That's cold!
To go from Fahrenheit to Celsius,
Subtract 25, then divide by two.
105 - 25 = 80
80 divided by 2 = 40*