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!

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Average: 4 (2 votes)

Submitted by Thanh Thien on Sun, 19/06/2022 - 14:12

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I like the cold weather, especially with rain. I can find peace and joy in the light rain or drizzle. I know it's weird but I really feel excited when there are some patches of dark clouds in the sky which is the sign of a shower. I'm a bit annoyed with the heatwaves in summer because my body will be soaked in sweat and I also feel not very productive in this kind of weather.

Note: New words I try to put into my answer:
- Drizzle
- Shower
- Patch
- Heatwave

Thank you for your reading.

Submitted by Jeedapa on Sat, 11/06/2022 - 18:43

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I like cold weather the most. In my country is generally very hot, the highest temperature is over 40°C. I always feel like I'm gonna die in the sun. So, when winter comes, I feel fresher, and the weather is so good. The winter in my country is not that cold, I can go outside and play, and don't need to worry about sunburned skin.

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Submitted by Magedelabd on Thu, 26/05/2022 - 04:34

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what i very like is the medium weather . not too cold and not too hot . but if the medium weather is not there , so let us go with the cold one.

Submitted by omidabbasi on Thu, 19/05/2022 - 10:32

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i would like the sunshine weather the more. because the sunshine weather make way for Swimming and play lots of games out of the home and in my opinion, wet weather make me feel like sad

Submitted by Lina hameed on Tue, 10/05/2022 - 07:28

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In my opinion i prefer spring weather throughout the year because all the world become colourful and tempreture not hot and not cold

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 26/04/2022 - 07:03

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I prefer dark cloudy and rainy weather.

Submitted by younes01 on Fri, 22/04/2022 - 01:19

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for me, I love the hot weather because you don't need to put yourself on a carpet all the day and wear a lot of clothes
and on the mental side, I love it because the cold weather put my mind in a mood of getting on a carpet and get a hot drink and watch some movie unlike the hot weather that makes me enthusiastic to make new things and energetic

Submitted by Minhhanhtran on Thu, 21/04/2022 - 19:26

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Listening to the weather forecast is really hard for me because I don't understand and remember what they said. Even I read transcript, i can't remember the content to do the tasks.
I definitly like warm weather, I don't like rain and sunny. I only like rain at night when i go to bed

Submitted by Fabiano on Wed, 20/04/2022 - 16:39

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I prefer hot weather because I like going to the beach and I still hate wearing blouses.