A weather forecast

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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!

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Submitted by ceehinh on Mon, 25/10/2021 - 03:31

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i like cold weather, like have snow or something like that. because i live in a country which is tropical climate. there are two seasons clearly: dry and rain so that i want to experience cold weather.

Submitted by siddhuk on Sat, 16/10/2021 - 10:52

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Like both sunny and rainy weather

Submitted by Amer Ha on Sun, 03/10/2021 - 03:01

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I like the breeze weather best

Submitted by Rolabaik on Thu, 30/09/2021 - 16:29

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plz what mean of ''we're off to a good start"

Hello Rolabaik,

'to be off to a good start' means 'to be a good start'. In this case, the weather person means that the week in the south has started with good weather. When people in the UK speak of 'good weather', they almost always mean sunny weather.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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Submitted by Kadir on Wed, 11/08/2021 - 21:34

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Nowadays we can see a few situation of weather in just one day in Turkey. While north of country is rainy south of country is too hot -about 45 degrees-

Submitted by Stela Stoycheva on Tue, 03/08/2021 - 22:28

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Oo, I love sunny, hot day maybe because I live next to the sea...and I like to do sun bath on the sand and to be with darker tan :) But even in winter cold days have something amazing, but I`m sure its not energy bill :D :)

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Thu, 29/07/2021 - 20:11

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I love hot weather, but cold weather is nice too.
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Submitted by iEdd on Fri, 02/07/2021 - 16:47

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Cold weather and foggy are the best for me. I enjoy low temperatures and gray skies, as I'm walking or riding my bike.

Submitted by GiulianaAndy on Sun, 20/06/2021 - 19:24

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I like best wet weather because I like jump into small water puddles