Temperature Conversion Table - Kelvin Celsius Fahrenheit

Look Up Temperature Conversions With This Simple Table

Need to convert between Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit? Look up values in a table and learn how to do the temperature conversions.
Need to convert between Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit? Look up values in a table and learn how to do the temperature conversions. Andrew Johnson / Getty Images

You probably don't have a thermometer that has Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit all listed, and even if you did, it wouldn't be helpful outside of its temperature range. What do you do when you need to convert between temperature units? You can look them up on this handy chart or you can do the math using simple weather conversion equations.

Temperature Unit Conversion Formulas

There's no complicated math required to convert one temperature unit to another.

Simple addition and subtraction will get you through conversions between the Kelvin and Celsius temperature scales. Fahrenheit involves a bit of multiplication, but it's nothing you can't handle. Just plug in the value you know to get the answer in the desired temperature scale using the appropriate conversion formula:

Kelvin to Celsius: C = K - 273 (C = K - 273.15 if you want to be more precise)

Kelvin to Fahrenheit: F = 9/5(K - 273) + 32 or F = 1.8(K - 273) + 32

Celsius to Fahrenheit: F = 9/5(C) + 32 or F = 1.80(C) + 32

Celsius to Kelvin: K = C + 273 (or K = C + 271.15 to be more precise)

Fahrenheit to Celsius: C = (F - 32)/1.80

Fahrenheit to Kelvin: K = 5/9(F - 32) + 273.15

Remember to report Celsius and Fahrenheit values in degrees. There is no degree using the Kelvin scale.

Temperature Conversion Table

KelvinFahrenheitCelsiusSignificant Values
373212100boiling point of water at sea level
36319490 
35317680 
34315870 
3331406056.7°C or 134.1°F is the hottest temperature recorded on Earth at Death Valley, California on July 10, 1913
32312250 
31310440 
3038630 
2936820typical room temperature
2835010 
273320freezing point of water into ice at sea level
26314-10 
253-4-20 
243-22-30 
233-40-40temperature when Fahrenheit and Celsius are equal
223-58-50 
213-76-60 
203-94-70 
193-112-80 
183-130-90-89°C or -129°F is the coldest temperature recorded on Earth at Vostok, Antarctica, July 1932
173-148-100 
0-459.67-273.15absolute zero

References

Ahrens (1994) Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

World: Highest Temperature, World Meteorological Organization, Arizona State University, retrieved March 25, 2016.

World: Lowest Temperature, World Meteorological Organization, ASU, retrieved March 25, 2016.