Talking About The Weather

British people often begin polite conversations by talking about the weather.

‘Nice day, isn’t it?’ ‘Lovely.’
‘What strange weather we’re having!’
‘It doesn’t look like it’s going to stop raining today.’
‘Terrible weather, isn’t it?’ ‘Yes, dreadful.’
‘It hasn’t stopped raining for days.’
‘I think it is going to rain.’
‘There is a chill in the air this morning.’
‘Beautiful day, isn’t it?’
‘It looks like it’s going to snow.’
‘We couldn’t ask for a nicer day, could we?’

Predicting the weather

We can make predictions about the weather, using a number of expressions.

‘I think it’ll clear up later.’
‘It’s going to rain by the looks of it.’
‘We’re in for frost tonight.’
‘They’re expecting snow in the west.’
‘I hear that showers are coming our way.’
‘I hear they’re calling for thunderstorms all weekend.’

It is common to attribute human features to the weather.

‘The sun’s trying to come out.’
‘It’s been trying to rain all morning.’
‘It’s finally decided to rain.’

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Manjusha Nambiar

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