A weather forecast

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!

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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.