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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Hello Enidcd,

I can see how that is confusing, but if you look at a map of the UK I think it will be clear. 'the north' refers to the north of England, which lies south of Scotland. So the rain begins at the top of the island (in Scotland), then moves down to the north of England and then from there on down to the south (of England).

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Ugulhan on Mon, 19/10/2020 - 06:55

I like having a sunny day every day. Unfortunately, since I am living in Germany and here is not a lot of sunshine. Most time is a cold and dry cold. Sometimes, drizzle weather never cleared up the sky from the cloud. It makes many people very depressed. Throughout a day will not shine the sun. Maybe, elsewhere in South Germany would be fine weather so clouds should make way for the South.

Submitted by nialataria on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 16:57

Bright days impact on our mood positively, but I enjoy rainy days too)

Submitted by mcambindo22 on Fri, 09/10/2020 - 18:52

I have two preferences aboout weather and depends on spot o place wherever you are and what plan you have, so If my plan is going to the beach the best weather will be summer instead of any other, whereas if my trip is going to a big city, very populated I'd rather winter than summer because I like wearing coats, pants, blazzers, and so on. However, each place has breathtaking sightseeings with a particular weather so I adapt easy to any situation and I can find out particular things in each place.

Submitted by habibao.medo on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 11:50

a little bit cloudy with light rain i think it is the best weather ,also when it is bright but not very hot

Submitted by ahnaf haziq on Mon, 28/09/2020 - 05:11

i love the way tropican sunny and rainy enviroment

Submitted by Soleh on Mon, 28/09/2020 - 04:57

I like sunny because i can play volleyball

Submitted by Danish on Mon, 28/09/2020 - 04:56

I like sunny because i hate cold weather

Submitted by Zidane on Mon, 28/09/2020 - 04:02

Sunny day yah is my favourite because its warm and happy