A weather forecast

A weather forecast

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

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



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!

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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sun, 07/07/2019 - 05:57

I like cool and dry weather which is around 20℃. Yeh━━━━(゚∀゚)━━━━!! 

Submitted by Claudette Ndenzako on Sat, 06/07/2019 - 06:08

I like warm but not hot weather. I prefer spring to the other seasons as you get the best of all kind of weather. I enjoy the mild temperature when I can wear light clothes and not having to worry about the rain as it doesn't usually rain in spring.

Submitted by OmarAdelSherif on Fri, 05/07/2019 - 09:36

All of us has unfortunately experienced hot weather and cold weather and each one of us has also a preferred weather from these two weathers. For me, I think cold weather is somewhere better than the sunny one because I see in this atmosphere a more acceptable weather than the hot weather. I’m feeling better in the cold weather even with showers and drizzle. The hot weather is more difficult to endure regarding the heatwaves for example or the dry and bright atmosphere. So,the cold weather seems more suitable for me even if makes me suffer sometimes.

Submitted by smell08 on Thu, 23/05/2019 - 13:03

I like cool weather not sweat. I can enjoy some activities without exausting

Submitted by Thanh Thien on Thu, 16/05/2019 - 07:46

I enjoy sunny days because it makes me feel more dynamics. I also like wear a few clothes, too. But sometimes a shower makes me feel comfortable. I enjoy the time sitting on a chair with a hot coffee, a novel and the rain outside. I'm a pluviophile.

Submitted by Ol4ik on Mon, 29/04/2019 - 18:26

Hello, everyone. I enjoy sunny days and hot weather because I hate put many clothes on. I would like to live in that place where in January you can just grab a jacket and leave your home immediately.

Submitted by Ahmat on Mon, 22/04/2019 - 16:35

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

Submitted by ANAALVAREZ1624 on Wed, 10/04/2019 - 18:58

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.

Submitted by Leo123 on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 13:35

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

Submitted by Eman Omar on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 19:38

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