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Old 30 March 2009, 15:13   #1
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wind speed conversion required

Hi
I have been working with a medium term weather forecast and the wind speeds all show in m/s (metres per second).
It would (for me) be easier to work in knots. To assist me in verifying that my conversion is OK , has anyone else got a CONFIRMED conversion ratio/factor.
Thanks
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Old 30 March 2009, 15:24   #2
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1 meter a second = 1.94384449 knots

courtesy of google, hope that helps.
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Paul, are you looking at this: http://www.ecmwf.int/products/foreca...!2009033012!!/ ?

If so, my experience of it is that it generally gives a good forecast, but the timeframe slips about a bit. I have no "proven" m/sec to Kts tables but experience does suggest that you want to avoid the yellow and green areas!

You guys be careful up there
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Google will convert most things for you without hunting for "conversion factors".

e.g. type in the search box "15 m/s in knots" and it tells you 29.157...
or "4000 mm in feet" and it tells you 13.12... ft

etc...
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Hi
I have been working with a medium term weather forecast and the wind speeds all show in m/s (metres per second).
It would (for me) be easier to work in knots. To assist me in verifying that my conversion is OK , has anyone else got a CONFIRMED conversion ratio/factor.
Thanks
Paul
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Double the m/s and to all intents and purposes you will have the speed in knots
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Thanks for info.

that will help convert in future
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