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Cel·si·us

(sel'sē-ŭs),
Anders, Swedish astronomer, 1701-1744. See: Celsius scale.

Celsius (°C)

[sel′sē·əs]
Etymology: Anders Celsius, Swedish scientist, 1701-1744
temperature scale in which 0° is the freezing point of water and 100° is the boiling point of water at sea level. To convert to Fahrenheit, multiply the Celsius by 1.8, then add 32. Also called centigrade. Compare Fahrenheit.

Cel·si·us scale

(sel'sē-ŭs skāl)
A temperature scale that is based on the triple point of water (defined to be 273.16°K) and assigned the value of 0.01°C; has replaced the centigrade scale because the triple point of water can be more accurately measured than the ice point; for most practical purposes, however, the two scales are equivalent.
[Anders Celsius]
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Sea : Moderate, Surface temperature 19 degree Celsius.
Weather report: General status: Unstable weather dominates over the Mediterranean Eastern basin which gradually gets stable starting from Wednesday -Temperature: On the coastline 23 degree Celsius low to 29 degree Celsius high On the mountain range: 15 degree Celsius low to 19 degree Celsius high In the Interior range: 16 degree Celsius low to 23 degree Celsius high At Al-Arz: 7 degree Celsius low to 15 degree Celsius high - Surface wind: Southern-western, active, gusting between 15 and 35 Km/hr.
Sea : Moderate waves, Surface temperature 28 degree Celsius.
Temperature along the coastline registers 22 degree Celsius for the low and 29 degree Celsius for the high.
On the mountain range: 17 degrees Celsius for the low rises up to 25 degree Celsius for the high.
Temperature along the coastline registers 20 degree Celsius for the low and 30 degree Celsius for the high On the mountain range: 17 degrees Celsius for the low rises up to 27 degree Celsius for the high In the Interior and the Beq, 16 degree Celsius are registered for the low hiking up to 37 degree Celsius for the high At the Cedar top, 13 degree Celsius is registered for the low hiking up to 23 degree Celsius for the high - Southerly-westerly surface wind gusting between 8 and 25 Km/hr stirs a relatively choppy Mediterranean Sea whose surface water temperature now stands at 27 degrees Celsius.