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A weather forecast

Listen to a weather forecast and answer the questions to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Hello and good morning! Well, we're off to a good start in the south this week, as most of the rain from the weekend has disappeared – just a few patches of cloud and maybe some showers here on the east coast. They'll all clear up by lunchtime, though. Over the next day or so, London and the area around Kent can expect a couple of isolated showers, but mostly dry through until Thursday.

It's not such good news for the north-west this week, I'm afraid: more wet weather, and not a lot of sunshine. Some of today's showers will be heavy – and even thundery in Manchester and across the Pennines. Leeds will escape the thunderstorms, with drizzle and light rain only throughout the rest of the day and tonight.

Elsewhere it becomes dry today, but with some foggy patches towards Wales. In England, tomorrow morning will see a dry, bright start in most places, with high temperatures throughout the week. We might see one or two thunderstorms appearing as the week goes on, with temperatures everywhere at 29 to 30 degrees. 

By the weekend, unfortunately, the dry weather will make way for mostly cloudy skies and rain. The rain will move from Scotland, down towards the north and reach the south coast by Saturday afternoon. Temperatures, at least, will stay mostly warm at around 21 degrees for the weekend. It might feel like a nice change from the high twenties and early thirties we'll see in the week. That's all from me until tomorrow. Enjoy the mini-heatwave while you can!



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello LearnEnglish team. I am happy to join you.
For me I prefer sunny day with an leverage temperature.

I live in Mexico City and cold here is not extreme so I prefer this kind of weather, I don't like heat, it's very unconfortable for me.

I like all kinds of weather. I try to organize my life to be happy also during rainy weather, when it is windy etc.


I couldn't answer task 1 because I could match more than one item for each group. could you check it, please!.

Thank you

I face the same problem.

Hello Eman Omar,
To add multiple items to a box, you need to click on the box not the item already in it. If you click on a word you added earlier then the words will swap places. If you click on the box (the title, for example, which is a darker colour) then you will add new words.

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks, It's a bit difficult to find out how to drag multiple items in the answer box but in the end, I did it, thanks for the detail explanation.

I like sunny!

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