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How to Talk about the Weather in English

The weather is one of the most common small talk topics in English. People often talk about the weather when they do not know what else to talk about.

Since this is a topic that comes up quite frequently, it is important that we be able to speak comfortably and fluently about this topic.

In this lesson, we will go over some useful sentences and questions to use when talking about the weather.

1. We can ask another person about the weather in any verb tense. Meaning we can ask about today's weather, tomorrow's weather, yesterday's weather, etc.
  • How is the weather today?
  • What is the weather like today?
  • What was the weather like on your vacation last week?
  • What will the weather be like tomorrow?
  • What is the weather tomorrow?
  • How has the weather been in your country recently?
We often ask about what the news says about the weather. Many times, in these sentences we use the pronoun "they" for the news organization.
  • What do they say the weather will be like tomorrow?
We can also use yes/no questions to ask more specific questions.
  • Will it rain tomorrow?
  • Is it hot today?
  • Is it cold outside?
  • Did it snow earlier?
  • Was there a storm this morning?
  • Is it going to rain later?
  • Is it going to be humid today?
2. When we are describing the weather, it is very common to use an adjective.
  • It is very hot.
  • It is cold.
  • It is snowy.
  • It is rainy.
  • It is sunny.
  • It is humid.
  • It was foggy this morning.
  • It will be scorching this afternoon.
  • It is going to be freezing tonight.
We can use the verb forms "to rain" and "to snow".
  • It is snowing.
  • It snows a lot in my home country.
  • Will it snow tomorrow?
  • It is going to rain later.
  • I don't like it when it rains.
  • Is it raining now?
3. When we are talking about major weather events or natural disasters, then we often use sentences that start with "there".
  • There was a big snow storm.
  • There was a thunderstorm.
  • I hope that there isn't an earthquake.
  • It is raining so much. There might be a flood.
  • There might be a blizzard tomorrow.
If we want to add more information, then just start a new sentence.
  • There was a big storm. It rained all day and caused flooding in my town.
  • There was a snowstorm yesterday. However, everything looked beautiful outside after the storm.
There are some other ways that we can talk about these weather events.
  • It is possible that a storm will hit our town tonight.
  • A blizzard is coming.
  • A typhoon is approaching the Philippines.
  • The storm caused a lot of damage.
4. Here are some expressions that we can use to talk about the summer.
  • It is very humid today.
  • Summer is the rainy season in my country.
  • It is dry in the summer where I am from.
  • The temperature often reaches 40 degrees Celsius in the summer.
  • Most people avoid going out in the afternoon in the summer because it is too hot.
Here are some other ways to say "hot".
  • It is burning hot.
  • It is scorching.
  • It is a scorcher today.
  • It is boiling hot today.
  • I am burning up.
  • I am roasting.
5. Here are some expressions that we can use to talk about the fall. We can use "fall" or "autumn". They mean the same thing.
  • Fall is beautiful in my country.
  • The weather is cool.
  • The air is clean.
  • The sky is clear and beautiful.
  • The leaves change colors.
  • The leaves look amazing.
  • The weather cools down.
  • It is hot in the afternoon, but cool in the morning and at night.
  • People love to spend time outdoors in the autumn.
  • It doesn't rain a lot in the fall where I live.
  • Autumn is by far my favorite season because the weather is perfect.
6. Here are some expressions that we can use to talk about winter.
  • It snows a lot in the winter here.
  • It doesn't snow much in the winter in my hometown, but it gets very cold.
  • The roads are often icy in the winter, so be careful if you are driving.
  • People mostly stay inside during the winter.
  • The winter is not bad in my country.
  • It is not cold in the winter in my country.
Here are some other ways to say "cold".
  • It is freezing.
  • I am freezing.
  • I am freezing to death.
  • It is frigid.
  • It is chilly outside.
  • My hands are frozen.
  • My nose is frozen.
7. Here are some expressions that we can use to talk about spring.
  • I love the spring because the flowers bloom in the spring.
  • I think that spring is the most beautiful season.
  • It rains a lot in the spring.
  • People become more active in the spring.
  • The weather starts to warm up in the spring.
  • March and April are still a little cold, but by May it is warm.
This lesson can help you become a natural English speaker. There are certain situations when the language that you learned in this English lesson can be very useful. Try to use one of these phrases or expressions the next time you speak English.

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