Talk:Metric and Imperial equivalents

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This article is part of Wikitravel:Climate Expedition and is linked to by the units displayed in Template:Climate to help folks understand such basic units of measure if they are foreign to them. Example: help travelers from regions where Metric units are the norm read daily temperature and rainfall in Fahrenheit and inches, the Imperial units used in Wikitravel pages about USA locations. --Rogerhc 02:37, 1 June 2007 (EDT)

cm vs mm

I have noticed that in the climate boxes, the metric unit for rainfall is in cm, but mm is in more common usage throughout the world (and many of the weather websites too. Should we change from cm to mm? chinzh 07:25, 31 December 2008 (EST)

I noticed this today too. I just assumed it was mm, till I saw cm was used later on. I have never seen cm used in my whole life, so I suggest we change it to mm. --globe-trotter 15:29, 3 September 2011 (EDT)
The same discussion showed up a while ago at Wikitravel talk:Measurements#mm vs. cm for precipitation. I think everyone's in agreement that it should change, but no one's buckled down to make the changes yet (and the ongoing slow speed of the site discourages me from trying). There are roughly 200 pages that link to Template:Climate, with a few more for its Celsius and Special:Whatlinkshere/Template:ClimateFahrenheit variants. — D. Guillaime 16:28, 3 September 2011 (EDT)

Outdated status

I don't think that this is an outline, but it could benefit with U.S. measurements. --CurvyEthyl 20:10, 27 September 2010 (EDT)

What do you mean by "U.S. measurements"? The entire article is about converting between Imperial units (used in the U.S.) and metric. LtPowers 10:44, 28 September 2010 (EDT)