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Anders, Swedish astronomer, 1701-1744. See: Celsius scale.

Celsius (°C)

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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The lowest temperature has been recorded -9 centigrade in Parachinar, -8 degree centigrade has been recorded in Kallat while -7 degree centigrade in Quetta and Gops.
4- degree centigrade temperature has been recorded in Skardu, 7-degree centigrade temperature has been recorded in Rawalakot while 13- degree centigrade temperature has been recorded in Islamabad.
Fifty-two degree centigrade was recorded in Larkana, Nawab Shah, Jacobabad and Sibi while 48 degree centigrade was recorded in Turban, Multan and Bahawalnagar Forty-seven degree centigrade was recorded in Dera Ismail Khan and Bahawalpur while Bannu, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha and Sialkot witnessed 46 degree centigrade.
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