Talking About the Weather/Seasons In English
Talking about the weather is a very important topic of conversation, because it affects our lives on a daily basis. It is such an important part of our daily lives that there are channels and radio stations which focuses only on climate and/or the ever changing weather conditions. The weather not only affects the plans we make, but it also affects our mood/emotions. It is also a great way to make small talk! In addition, different seasons can shape our interest, based on nuture, environment and personality. The sports we are interested in may even be determined by our favorite season! Let’s take a closer look at how to talk about the weather in English.
What’s the weather like?
How’s the weather today?
What’s the temperature?
It’s ____ degrees Fahrenheit/Celsius.
What season is it, right now?
What season are you in right now?
Mina calls her friend, Seth to make the final arrangements for their road trip to Miami, Florida. Phone rings…
Mina: Hi Seth! Have you rented the SUV for our road trip this weekend?
Seth: I have, but I don’t think that Saturday is a good day for us to travel. I was watching the News and the weather report and it says that it is going to thunderstorm all day Saturday.
Mina: I agree. The weather condition is too dangerous for us to travel. What are we going to do? The wedding rehearsal is early Sunday morning; therefore, we are expected to be at the church by 8:00 AM sharp.
Seth: Well, I thought about that. What do you think about leaving on Friday instead? They did say that it was supposed be a beautiful day.
Mina: That sounds good. That was supposed to be my day to tie up some loose ends, but I guess I will have to make time to get that done on Thursday. What’s the weather going to be like?
Seth: Hot and sunny.
Mina: What’s the temperature supposed to be like on Friday?
Seth: There’s a low of 70 degrees Fahrenheit and a high of 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mina: Will you be able to change the day of pick-up for the SUV?
Seth: Yes. That’s not a problem. From what the customer service agent said, I can change the pick-up and return date and car model at any time; however, it might affect the rates. That means there’s a chance that we might end up paying more for the car rental.
Mina: That’s okay, as long as we are there on time.
Seth: Then it’s final. Well, let me call the car rental agency right now.
Mina: Sure. Talk to you later.
Pretend that you’re calling a friend in a foreign country. Focus your conversation on the weather condition and/or the season. Use the essential vocabulary above to help you.
You: Hi (name)! How are you?
Your friend: I am fine, thank you. How are you doing?
You: I am good. (Ask your friend about the weather in their country).
Your friend: (Answer the question using the essential phrases above, and then ask your friend about the weather in their country/prefecture /state/province etc…).
You: (Continue the conversation by talking about the temperature and so on.)