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.
|hot||Having a high temperature|
|cold||Having a low temperature|
|rain||Water droplets falling from the clouds|
|rainy||With a lot of rain|
|fog||A thick cloud of water droplets suspended in air|
|hurricane||A storm made of violent winds that move in a circular motion|
|avalanche||A mass of snow and rocks rapidly falling down the side of a mountain|
|thunder||A loud rumbling or crashing noise that comes from the clouds after a lightning|
|sunny||With a lot of sun/sunshine|
|windy||With a lot of wind|
|clear||A visible sky without clouds, fog, mist|
|weather forecast||A statement that estimates how the weather will be like|
|snowstorm||A heavy snowfall with strong winds|
|breeze||A gentle, pleasant wind|
|downpour||A heavy rainfall|
|icy||Made of or covered with ice|
|blizzard||A harsh and windy snowstorm|
|snowflake||A small piece of snow that falls from the sky|
|drought||A long period where is no rain|
|damp||Slightly wet in an uncomfortable way|
|air conditioner||A machine used to control the temperature, humidity and ventilation in a closed setting|
|drizzle||Very light rain|
|gale||A very strong wind|
|humid||The very tiny water droplets hanging in the air|
|barometer||A device that measures air pressure|
|sleet||Partly melted falling snow|
|lightning||Electrical discharge of a cloud that is visible in the form of a light flash|
|hail||Small balls of ice falling from the sky|
|muggy||Unpleasantly warm and humid weather|
|smog||A fog of smoke|
|flurries||Snow swirling by the wind|
|heat||The temperature of something|
|flash flood||Rapid flooding of areas|
|shower||A short period of rain|
|balmy||Pleasantly warm weather|
|snowfall||The snow that falls in an area|
|monsoon||A period of heavy rain or drought|
|permafrost||A part of soil that is permanently frozen|
|dew||Drops of water that form on surfaces during the night|
|ozone||A form of oxygen|
|rainbow||An arch made of colors that appear in the sky when it rains and the sun shines at the same time|
|heat index||A measurement of heat based on how the human body feels the heat and humidity|
|water cycle||The route that water follows as is changes form and moves through the Earth|
|cyclone||A 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.
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?
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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