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The weather is one of the most talked about topics in our daily lives. It includes many new words that you will surely use a lot. Whether it be the temperature or the weather forecast for tomorrow, any English speaker needs to learn how to talk about the weather. This article is prepared to help you learn all about the weather in English.

Vocabulary About The Weather In English

Here you can find the most commonly used words when we talk about the weather in English.

hotHaving a high temperature
coldHaving a low temperature
rainWater droplets falling from the clouds
rainyWith a lot of rain
fogA thick cloud of water droplets suspended in air
foggyWith fog
hurricaneA storm made of violent winds that move in a circular motion
avalancheA mass of snow and rocks rapidly falling down the side of a mountain
thunderA loud rumbling or crashing noise that comes from the clouds after a lightning
sunnyWith a lot of sun/sunshine
windyWith a lot of wind
clearA visible sky without clouds, fog, mist
weather forecastA statement that estimates how the weather will be like
snowstormA heavy snowfall with strong winds
breezeA gentle, pleasant wind
downpourA heavy rainfall
icyMade of or covered with ice
blizzardA harsh and windy snowstorm
snowflakeA small piece of snow that falls from the sky
droughtA long period where is no rain
dampSlightly wet in an uncomfortable way
air conditionerA machine used to control the temperature, humidity and ventilation in a closed setting
drizzleVery light rain
galeA very strong wind
humidThe very tiny water droplets hanging in the air
barometerA device that measures air pressure
sleetPartly melted falling snow
lightningElectrical discharge of a cloud that is visible in the form of a light flash
hailSmall balls of ice falling from the sky
muggyUnpleasantly warm and humid weather
smogA fog of smoke
flurriesSnow swirling by the wind
heatThe temperature of something
overcastCloudy sky
flash floodRapid flooding of areas
blusteryStrong wind
showerA short period of rain
balmyPleasantly warm weather
snowfallThe snow that falls in an area
monsoonA period of heavy rain or drought
permafrostA part of soil that is permanently frozen
dewDrops of water that form on surfaces during the night
ozoneA form of oxygen
rainbowAn arch made of colors that appear in the sky when it rains and the sun shines at the same time
heat indexA measurement of heat based on how the human body feels the heat and humidity
water cycleThe route that water follows as is changes form and moves through the Earth
cycloneA destructive storm that moves in circular motions

The Weather In English

Here you can find the expressions we use when talking about the weather in English. Common ways to describe the weather are saying “It is + adjective/verb-ing” or “The weather is + adjective/verb-ing” or “There is a + noun”. You can fill in the blank with whatever adjective, noun or verb you want to use. Let’s look at some sentence examples:

It is rainy.
It’s sunny today.
It is balmy.
It’s snowing.
It’s drizzling.
The weather is clear today.
The weather is snowy.
The weather is blustery.
There are flurries.
There is smog.
There is a gale outside.
There is a snowstorm.

Questions About The Weather

When asking questions about the weather, we say “Is it + adjective/verb-ing + ?” or “Is there a + noun + ?” Let’s look at some sentence examples:

-Is it raining? – Yes, it is.
-Is there a hurricane? – No, there isn’t.
-Is it snowy? – Yes, it is.
-Is there dew? – No, there isn’t.
-Are there flurries? – Yes, there are.

When we ask about the weather forecast, we say “Will there be + noun + ?” or “Will it + noun + ?” or “Will it be + adjective + ?”. Let’s look at some example sentences.

Will there be an avalanche?
Will it rain?
Will it be snowy?
Will it shower?
Will it be sunny?
Will there be a snowstorm?
Will there be a downpour?
Will it be muggy?
Will there be a flash flood?
Will it be foggy?

Example Sentences

Let’s use the vocabulary we learned in sentences.

The sky is clear today, there are no clouds.
The sky is overcast, do you think it will rain?
The weather is sunny and hot today.
The weather forecast warned against a hurricane, so let’s stay at home today.
We learned about the water cycle in science class today.
The ideal weather for me is balmy and sunny.
There will be a shower of hail tomorrow, be careful.
Do you know how rainbows are formed?
It’s monsoon season, it will be rainy and humid.
It is so hot today, turn on the air conditioner.
If the barometer is broken, there won’t be any weather forecast.
Should I take my umbrella with me since it’s only drizzling?
I hope I never experience a drought again.
To avoid causing an avalanche, we should be really quiet.
The risk of a flash flood is high in this area.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Weather In English

How do you talk about weather?
To talk about the weather, you can say “The weather is great today.” You can find more examples and ways to talk about the weather in our article above.

What is an example conversation about weather?
An example conversation about weather is “-Will there be a hurricane? – Yes, the weather forecast said so.”

What are the 10 adjectives for describing weather?
Sunny, windy, clear, rainy, snowy, good, bad, overcast, hot, cold. You can find more ways to describe the weather in our article above.

How do you describe weather in a sentence?
You can say “The weather is rainy.”

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