Spoken English: Phrases About The Weather(part 1 of 2) want to know how to talk about the weather in English, beyond the basic phrases of “It’s sunny” and “It’s raining,” then this lesson is for you.
> “What’s The Forecast Like For Tomorrow?”
Use this phrase to ask someone about what the weather will be like in the future. If you want to start a conversation with this question, then you can modify the phrase a little bit: “Do you know the weather forecast for tomorrow?”
> “Looks Like We’re In For A Hot One – They’re Predicting Record Highs This Week.”
The first part of this phrase means “we’re probably going to have hot weather.”
The second part of this phrase refers to the weather forecast (“they’re predicting”), which says that the temperatures will be so high (hot) that they might set records.
> “It Sure Is A Scorcher Today.”
A “scorcher” is “extremely hot weather.” If someone says this to you, you can respond by agreeing with them, using the phrase, “Sure is!” or “I’ll say!”
> “There’s Not A Cloud In The Sky.”
This is a typical way of describing warm, sunny weather with no clouds.
> “We’re Having Quite A Heatwave!”
A “heatwave” is many consecutive days of very hot weather.
> “It’s Overcast Right Now, But The Forecast Says It Should Clear Up By This Afternoon.”
“Overcast” means that there are clouds completely covering the sky.
“Clear up” means that the clouds go away and the sky will be clear.
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