Unit Converter

Conversion formula

The conversion factor from knots to meters per second is 0.514444444444, which means that 1 knot is equal to 0.514444444444 meters per second:

1 kt = 0.514444444444 m/s

To convert 30 knots into meters per second we have to multiply 30 by the conversion factor in order to get the velocity amount from knots to meters per second. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 kt → 0.514444444444 m/s

30 kt → V(m/s)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the velocity V in meters per second:

V(m/s) = 30 kt × 0.514444444444 m/s

V(m/s) = 15.43333333332 m/s

The final result is:

30 kt → 15.43333333332 m/s

We conclude that 30 knots is equivalent to 15.43333333332 meters per second:

30 knots = 15.43333333332 meters per second

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter per second is equal to 0.064794816414743 × 30 knots.

Another way is saying that 30 knots is equal to 1 ÷ 0.064794816414743 meters per second.

Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that thirty knots is approximately fifteen point four three three meters per second:

30 kt ≅ 15.433 m/s

An alternative is also that one meter per second is approximately zero point zero six five times thirty knots.

Conversion table

knots to meters per second chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from knots to meters per second

knots (kt) meters per second (m/s)
31 knots 15.948 meters per second
32 knots 16.462 meters per second
33 knots 16.977 meters per second
34 knots 17.491 meters per second
35 knots 18.006 meters per second
36 knots 18.52 meters per second
37 knots 19.034 meters per second
38 knots 19.549 meters per second
39 knots 20.063 meters per second
40 knots 20.578 meters per second