A weather forecast

A weather forecast

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

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



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 Ray Tam on Thu, 23/12/2021 - 01:15


Generally speaking, I’d like autumn best throughout the year. Because it’s no any heatwaves to endure annoyingly and there’re fantastic colourful scenes that the leafs of the trees from green changing to yellow or red elsewhere during this season.
Even more, It’s relatively comfortable temperature to enjoys many outdoor sports just like jogging, running and hiking, etc.

Submitted by jmajo on Wed, 22/12/2021 - 14:53


Well, I prefer the warm weather in spring rather than the hot weather in summer and the cold weather in winter, I don't really like the light rain or drizzle when I have to go to work by bicycle but the heatwaves in summer are the worse. It's a bit annoying when I'm travelling on the cycle path and start to rain really hard, so I need to find a patch covered by some roof to avoid getting wet, I usually use a stop bus to wait throughout the storm clear up and make way for the sunshine. In the winter we have a lot of storms with heavy rain and thunders and some places in the countryside get isolated by the flooded routes caused by the higher levels of water running by the rivers caused by the heavy rain.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!

Submitted by azharbgskr on Mon, 13/12/2021 - 11:42


I like rainy weather because I can feel peace when the rains fall down.

Submitted by vuhoap on Mon, 15/11/2021 - 23:55


I like hot weather best because I don't need to wear a lot of clothes and can use a fan or get the cool breeze from the window.

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


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


Like both sunny and rainy weather

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


I like the breeze weather best

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


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,
The LearnEnglish Team