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Weather Vocabulary: How to Talk about the Weather in English

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Below is the list of common phrases showing how to talk about the weather in English you should learn. Talking about the weather can be a good way to strike up a conversation with just about anyone, even complete strangers.

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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How to Talk about the Weather

Weather Vocabulary

These are some of the words we use to talk about the weather.

  • Sunny (having a lot of light from the sun)

I hope it’s sunny tomorrow.

  • Cloudy (water in the sky that appears as a white or grey mass)

Tomorrow, it will be cloudy and cool.

  • Stormy (with strong winds, heavy rain, and dark clouds)

The sky was starting to look stormy.

  • Dry (having very little rain or moisture)

Eastern areas should stay dry tomorrow.

  • Muggy (muggy weather is unpleasantly warm and the air seems wet)

It was a warm muggy afternoon, and it looked like it would rain.

  • Raw (very cold)

She shivered in the raw morning air.

  • Misty (misty weather is weather with a lot of mist)

It was a gray and misty spring morning.

  • Balmy (warm and pleasant)

The sun had lost its fierce heat and the air was golden and balmy.

  • Clear (when the sky is blue because no clouds are blocking the sun)

The skies were clear and blue.

  • Frosty (extremely cold)

They were both shivering slightly from the frosty air.

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Wednesday 24th of March 2021

Amazing work! Thank you!