A weather forecast

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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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I have a problem British English, I can not hear the recordings. I dont´t know why it happens. Help me.

Hello Tossa

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sunny sky with cool weather is the weather that i like the best because i gives me feel good.for example, i like the first month of spring because you can breathe in a cool and fresh air.
I'd like to know what the difference between 'weather' and 'climate' is, or they are the same.

Hello César

When we speak about the weather, we're talking about a shorter time frame -- a day, a week, even a year -- and when we talk about the climate, we're talking about a longer time frame. I'm not sure if there's a specific line, but I imagine climate is thought of at the very least in decades, if not longer periods of time.

You might find this NASA page useful.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Good day Cesar, 'weather' refers to the prevailing weather conditions on a short period of time from one day to about a month, and for climate from two months upwards.
I like hot weather. Summer is my favourite season. I don't fear warm. It fills me with energy!
Thanks for your lesson. I like the spring that helps trees bud and sprout. By the way, I think the original sentence "Leeds will escape the thunderstorms, with drizzle and light rain..." should change into the followings "Leeds will escape the thunderstorms, except drizzle and light rain...". Because the original one makes me understand that Leeds will escape all the thunderstorms, drizzle and light rain. Am i right or not?

Hello phongscienco1,

The sentence is correct. We often use 'with' in this way. Here are a few examples:

Paul will not be promoted, with John getting the job instead.

You won't be very busy today, with only a few meetings in the afternoon.



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you phongscienco1and Peter, I'm just wondering... what's the role of the 'with' in the sentence ? For example, Paul will not be promoted, because/ as (with?) You won't be very busy today, since you've got (with?) only a few...

Hello Rafaela1

In the sentence phongscienco1 asks about in the weather forecast, 'with' means something like 'having'; the idea is that, unlike the rest of the areas mentioned, Leeds will have light rain but not thunderstorms.

'with' (see the sixth meaning, 'cause') can also be used to talk about causes, but the sentences you mention don't sound right to me. If you've seen it used this way, could you please include the whole sentence in its context?

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

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