A weather forecast

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

Instructions

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

Transcript

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!

Discussion

Download
Worksheet74.7 KB

Language level

Do you need to improve your English listening skills?
Join thousands of learners from around the world who are improving their English listening skills with our online courses.
Average: 4 (2 votes)

Submitted by Danbraga on Thu, 13/08/2020 - 21:20

Permalink
For me, either rainy days or sunny days is important and necessary, As I live in a tropical country we need both of them to help with the climate balance.
Profile picture for user AndruVasquez

Submitted by AndruVasquez on Thu, 13/08/2020 - 00:52

Permalink
The weather in Bogota, Colombia is so funny, You can have the four seasons just in one day.

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

Permalink
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

Permalink
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.

Submitted by carlos alberto… on Thu, 06/08/2020 - 00:33

Permalink
Hello Guys!! I'm organizing a WhatsApp group in order to study English. Send me a message to xxxxxxxxxxxxxx to participate. It's a good opportunity for training your English skills.

Hello carlos alberto,

It's great that you are so keen to practise your English, but we have a policy of users not sharing any kind of personal contact information on LearnEnglish (see our House Rules).

This is for privacy reasons and also because we have some users who are below 18 years old and so must be very careful with their personal information.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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

Permalink
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

Permalink
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.
Profile picture for user Hennadii

Submitted by Hennadii on Wed, 29/07/2020 - 16:20

Permalink
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!