How to speak in English about the weather. For example sentences.
English speakers enjoy discussing the weather. It's a method of breaking the ice (starting a conversation). People discuss the weather over the phone and in person. Friends and family discuss the weather before discussing what's new. Before starting a long day of work, coworkers discuss the weather. Even strangers talk about the weather. Learn the proper vocabulary and expressions, and you'll find it easy to strike up a conversation with anyone, anytime, and anywhere!
Weather-related questions and answers
It's dreary outside.
It's ten degrees below zero. (-10 degrees Celsius)
We haven't had any rain in weeks.
The temperature is 22 degrees Celsius.
Outside, it's pouring. (it is pouring heavily)
We couldn't have asked for a better day.
Blue skies are expected all week.
When discussing the weather, it is common for students to mix up the noun, adjective, and verb forms of weather words.
How's the weather?
It is snow (noun). incorrect
It is snowy (adjective). correct
It is snowing (verb). correct
What's it like out?
It is rain (noun). incorrect
It is rainy (adjective). correct
It is raining (verb). correct
What's the weather like?
It is sun (noun). incorrect
It is sunny (adjective). correct
The sun is shining (verb). correct
Learn the proper vocabulary and expressions, and you'll find it easy to strike up a conversation with anyone, anytime and anywhere!