A weather forecast

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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!

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Submitted by khashman on Tue, 11/08/2020 - 23:48

I like the summer especially in german, because the temperature is not so hot like in middle east. it is mostly between 20 and 30.

Submitted by Asni on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 22:26

I like sunny and bright weather. Rain and clouds make me feel depressed and sad. Besides, I like going to the beach and I'm fond of swimming so, I don't miss the chance to go when it is hot. I'm extemely sensitive to the weather changes, my mood depends a lot on it, that's why just by looking at a clear blue sky, I feel pleased and comfortable.

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Submitted by IKEDA on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 14:09

I liked rainy days when I was a child because I didn't have to go outside. As I felt guilty not to go out on a sunny day, if it was wet I felt calm. Now then, I like sunny days because I like going and exercising outside!

Submitted by serkan.ozen on Thu, 30/07/2020 - 13:37

It depends on my mood but My favourite weather is sunny summer days. Because I do not need to wear a coat on sunny days and I feel more comfortable when I do not wear a coat. I like also some winter weathers events. My favourite winter weather event is snow and I really like playing with my friends on snowy winter days. But as I said at first sunny summer days are the time of the year I like the best.
Me, either! Because I don't feel uncomfortable to wear a mask on sunny days and I don't need to feel irritated when I wear a mask. I also like some autumn events. Autumn is the season for sports, reading, the arts, and eating. I really like to chill out under the clear autumn sky which brings a full of joy.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Wed, 29/07/2020 - 16:20

Everything you need to know about my favorite weather - I love summer. I like warm sunny days and even hot days are acceptable. You always can find shady places under the tree or stay home at the heat time. And even you become sweaty you can take a shower to refresh yourself. But, you don't need to put on tons of clothes to warm oneself, there isn't any mud or slush on the streets. The days are long, birds are singing, everything is green and colorful. Flowers, rainbow, freshen rains, and perfect mood. This is the time of the year I like the best!

Submitted by Nubis on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 04:26

I like the Bogota weather, it is not much cold but either so hot , it is perfect weather!!

Submitted by abudo93 on Fri, 10/07/2020 - 12:08

My favorite weather is spring, fall and winter, I hate the Sumer.

Submitted by Hn0062 on Thu, 09/07/2020 - 18:05

it depends on, But my favorite season is fall, it is windy and rainy, it is a dreamly weather that you can go walking on the road, go to park or jungle, go mountain, you can sniff a smell of wet soil and also you see patches of cloud on the sky, generally it is an outlook so beautiful and gripping.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 02/07/2020 - 14:09

Once in a while, I enjoy gloomy weather in which I become somewhere theoretical. ;) But overall, I like clear and sunny weather! Definitely!

Submitted by wahbi baklouti on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 21:05

about me, I like sunny weather with sunshine because whole the day is bright. and most season I hate is autumn.

Submitted by Fernando Belmonte on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 17:40

I thought the same as Mohamed Fawzy about the teapot, it produced a loudly noise while the forecaster was reporting the weather events. It resoundingly sound became irritating and didn´t let me concentrate in the audio. Apart from that I would say that it was a great practice activity.

Submitted by Mohamed Fawzy on Tue, 30/06/2020 - 17:24

I know you you guys want to make it real for us, but the teapot is making way too much noise for me.

Submitted by Federico Benitez on Thu, 25/06/2020 - 22:05

Fall is my favorite season

Submitted by Lizochka on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 10:18

I like warm, bright weather without any rain at all!!!! I like clear, dry weather

Submitted by Sharif Tayyebi on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 18:53

I love bright rainy weather, which is not very warm or very cold. I want to just walk and walk. Lungs can breathe the clean and wet air that you might say "fresh air". If I am walking down the street and some rains hit on my face, I will feel excited. On the other hand, if there is no rainy weather, I will prefer to walk on the yard before sunrise. It is fresh and very nice, especially in the spring or summer season of Kabul. I always wish you clean and nice weather. Regards, Tayyebi

Submitted by IBRAHIM HAMID on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 08:56

I like a winter season, because I feel that I'm in higher activity to achieve my goals and duties. In Sudan the summer season interfered with the autumn which takes most of the year months, the summer is very hot and the autumn very bad in Khartoum state and variation in beauty in other Sudan's state.

Submitted by Miho Watanabe on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 17:10

I like sunny and breeze the best. Because I usually walk with a dog, but I can't do that in a rainy day. My dog and I are bored in a rainy day, so I like sunny. But I hate a sunny day of summer in Japan, because it's very hot and humid in Japan. So I like sunny day that is comfortable temperature and not humid the best.

Submitted by senes19 on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:40

My favorite weather is of course warm ones. But i don't mean very high temperatures. I like the weather which some sunny, some rain but generally warm. You can stay outside as you wish, but you won't sweat or feel cold.

Submitted by Adri on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:27

I like the summer climate because I love sea. Other reason is that I like travel in plane of holidays and I know a new place in summer. My friends have more free time in the summer months.

Submitted by mouna99 on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 14:10

I like rainy days so much I prefer winter

Submitted by vaniafed on Sun, 17/05/2020 - 13:54

I don't like it when whether doesn't change for a long time. I like looking out of the window, drinking hot coffee and dreaming about the better life, when it's raining. And if the weather is warm I go out walking with my friends, doing skateboarding and so on.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sun, 10/05/2020 - 13:42

A weather forecast says it's suddenly going to be hot like summer tomorrow. Okay, it's good to know that we can prepare for what we wear, but it's difficult to accustom myself to the heat quickly. =3
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Submitted by Simonida Vukobrat on Sun, 10/05/2020 - 02:11

I like warm and hot weather with lot of sun and very high temperatures!

Submitted by Nasser8891 on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 03:26

I really like rain seasons, it seems a romantic weather. I always hear that people in Europe do not like rain because they have it all the time? Is it true?

Submitted by Rayan Siddeg osman on Sat, 02/05/2020 - 15:07

I like the raining weather because it is very nice and I can breathe frash air and it mix between the wet and cold in our country

Submitted by SANDRA YINNET on Sat, 02/05/2020 - 13:23

I think that the forecast weather is very important for people, due to is possible to programm diffents activities with the family, for example, go to the pool or go to the cinema in a mall, in another cases is useful in the job, people that live in the forest can to know when is the better time for to grow.
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Submitted by rerre on Sat, 02/05/2020 - 01:13

In my country I like the autumn when the days are dry, bright and warm but on holidays it's better the summer because it tends to have high temperatures and sunny days

Submitted by Anderson on Sat, 02/05/2020 - 01:13

Hi people, I'm going share with all of you a little about my country, Brazil, the loved earth. I enjoy the weather a lot when spring has started. Here, in the south of Brazil, this season almost has no rain, and the days start cold with sunlight and during the rest of the day the temperature is between 15ºC and 25ºC. I love this weather. But, when the summer comes, it's very hot, which I don't like very well.

Submitted by Benjamin on Thu, 30/04/2020 - 04:38

I like winter season.That's the best months for me although there is too cold or foggy in that time.

Submitted by teya10 on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 18:48

the weather i like is rainy weather when it's cold because i like walking under the rain and i like also the smell of the earth when it's rain that's make me feel light

Submitted by isaml on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 17:19

I like sunny weather like in Spain, because I can go to the beach and go out with my friends. However, I hate the cloudy and rainy days, because I have to stay at home all day.

Submitted by Olalla Parreño on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 10:04

My opinion on this audio for me has been quite easy since in tasck 1 and 2 I have done them well and I have taken very little time to do them, for the next time I intend to make a more difficult one.

Submitted by Olalla Parreño on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 09:58

My opinion on this audio for me has been quite easy since in task 1 and 2 I have done them well and I have taken very little time to do them, for the next time I intend to make a more difficult one.
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Submitted by JuanManuelLopezGil on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 21:59

Spring with sun and drizzle sometimes. Like us Medellín, Colombia "The city of the eternal spring".
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Thu, 16/04/2020 - 18:14

The kind of weather I like best is wet weather.

Submitted by Ahmed shady on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 19:56

HI, Forecast is a vital part of our life , people used to explore the weather before they going to leave home and go for work or shopping through the intrnet or the TV News ..

Submitted by AFGHANISTAN on Tue, 14/04/2020 - 11:22

Hi in Generally I like the sunny weather, because all people feel happy and without fear can go work and but in cloudy day I am very dismal, so I stay at home

Submitted by Genaldo on Mon, 13/04/2020 - 19:34

Hi, In general, i like sunny weather but i also like low temperatures. Because it look likes that we eat and wear better. The sunny weather encourages the practice of sports, physical activities.

Submitted by ANACF on Mon, 13/04/2020 - 18:05

I prefer the spring time. It neither too hot nor too cold . I hate extreme temperatures. In Spain , in general, in summer it's very hot and in winter it's too cold, altough my body supports better cold than heat.

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Sun, 12/04/2020 - 15:21

I live in the central of Viet Nam, so the weather is hot all year around especially summer which has temperatures at 39 to 42 degrees. I like cool or warm weather because it's not too hot or also too cold. It makes me feel comfortable and i can go out with my friend in that day without without fear of rain or sunshine.

Submitted by upendarreddy on Fri, 10/04/2020 - 14:59

In my country(India) there are three seasons summer, winter, and rainy among those i love rainy season because temperatures are not too hot and cold even though i like outdoor activities.

Submitted by BlaiChan on Fri, 10/04/2020 - 09:14

I prefer the winter season in my hometown as I live in southern of country, the winter doesn't go so cold enough. There is always bright start morning in there. And we start feel the heatwave at about 10:00 A. M and throughout until 16:00 P. M. The temperatures are from the high thirties and early forties. That's the reason I chose the winter

Submitted by Cotufa84 on Tue, 07/04/2020 - 15:15

Well, it depend on the moment. When I am studying I prefer a little bit of foggy and drizzle, I feel really confortable.

Submitted by Wesley54 on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 00:14

Although I live in a city with varying temperature along the day, I'd rather choose the warm and hot weather, where you're able to see the Sun throughout the whole day. Nevertheless, I consider some raining periods as properly ones whether to take a nap or try to sleep.
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Submitted by loupinus on Tue, 31/03/2020 - 19:59

I prefer foggy weather with light rains. I feel more harmonious with nature.

Submitted by manuelrodrigue… on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 11:49

I like winter weather, because snows and do cold. Also is my birthday.

Submitted by micaela on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 01:03

I prefer an weather between hot and cold temperatures, for example I love spring and autumn. Although, I like drizzle and I love it in sunny days, that is really amazing. Sometimes, we can see a rainbow when the rain clear up.