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Call for imperial weather units

Now that we are in the season where dissemination of accurate information about weather conditions can mean the difference between life and death, I can only hope that journalists will take the time to convert metric units into imperial ones.

Like most people of my age, when it comes to snow, I know what six inches looks like. But the same in centimetres is something which I cannot easily visualise.

While EU-compliant officialdom may seek to kill off us old dinosaurs to hasten its goal of compulsory metrication by effectively withholding such essential information, I would urge the media to be more considerate.

JOHN EOIN DOUGLAS

Edinburgh

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