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Weather Vocabulary November 27th, 2017

With the lovely Fall season approaching, it’s time for us to get ready to talk about the weather! Today, we will go over some common words for explaining the changing of the seasons and day-to-day weather patterns. Whether you are an amateur forecaster or a casual leaf peeper, talking about Mother Nature is a great way to practice your English!

Here we go!

Seasonal Weather Vocabulary

Spring is the time of year when all of the plants start to bloom and the temperature begins to warm. The sky is blue on some days, and there can be some rain clouds.  

Summer brings the heat and humidity back to the cities and countryside. Some people enjoy the heat lightning or thunderstorms that can be common this time of year, while others prefer the heatwaves that also happen.

Ready for the cool temperatures of the Fall season? After the scorching heat of Summer, this is a welcome change. The weather starts to cool down, and the leaves start to change colors.  

Winter is when you can expect freezing temperatures and occasional snow. Usually the precipitation is light, but sometimes when it is heavy, we call it a blizzard.

Seasons circle

Vocab Check!

Look at the italicized words above. Which ones are describing the seasons? Which are describing the temperature? How about precipitation? Let’s take a short quiz to see if we can uncover this new vocab.

Directions:

Use the vocabulary from the section above to fill in the gaps in the sentences below.

 

  1. When it is the ___________, people usually wear heavy jackets and hats because it is cold.

 

  1. Your clothes stick to your skin when the weather is ____________, and it’s a good idea to take a shower when it’s like this to cool down.

 

  1. If there are no clouds in the sky, you can say that the sky is ______________.

 

  1. Photographers will love the _____________ because of the beautiful colors produced when the _____________________.

 

  1. Be sure to use sunscreen when there is ____________________ during the Summer months.

 

Answers: Winter, humid, Blue, Fall, Leaves Change, Scorching Heat

Sunset with cellphone

Now that we have enough weather vocabulary to talk about any season, let’s get out there and use it!

 
 
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