How to Talk about the Weather in English

Talking about the weather can be a good way to strike up a conversation with just about anyone, even complete strangers.


Knowing some simple weather phrases in English will help you get through “small talk” much more easily.

How to Talk about the Weather in English

Conversation Starters
  • Beautiful day, isn’t it?
  • Can you believe all of this rain we’ve been having?
  • It looks like it’s going to snow.
  • We couldn’t ask for a nicer day, could we?
  • How about this weather?
  • Did you order this sunshine?
  • It’s so nice out today, isn’t it?
  • The weather’s nice today, right?
  • So hot for this time of year.
  • I heard it’s supposed to be sunny tomorrow. That’s good, right?
  • Wow, it’s really (Raining/pouring) out today! Did you get caught in the rain?
  • I can’t believe the fog! Did you have a hard time driving today?
  • It’s freezing out today. Do you think it will snow?

Some Answers to Describe the Weather
  • It’s freezing outside!
  • It’s a bit chilly. Wrap up warm.
  • It’s cold.
  • It’s Arctic out there.
  • It’s quite fresh – take a jumper.
  • You can see your breath in the air.
  • It’s below zero.
  • It must be minus five or more.
  • It’s pretty frosty today.
  • My car’s iced up, it’s that cold.
  • It’s nice and warm today.
  • We’re having a heatwave!
  • It’s so hot! It must be over 80.
  • It’s nice in the sun.
  • The weather’s lovely.
  • It’s a lovely day.
  • It’s absolutely boiling!
  • It’s positively tropical today.

In the end remember that you can always start a conversation with someone by making a remark about the weather. Try to use this to interact with others, especially people you don’t know.

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