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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Submitted by German on Tue, 16/02/2021 - 00:46

I like the cold weather. I live in Bogotá, Colombia and I love the weather here because is not hot although sometimes drizzle I like that. Here we have heatwaves but is not usual, the most days are rainy days or with little sun

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Sun, 07/02/2021 - 23:39

I like sunshine the best, because in sunny weather I enjoy and feel happy.

Submitted by lean on Sun, 31/01/2021 - 08:32

Hi What an interesting sounds did I hear while I was listening the recording ? :-))))))))))))))))))))) Do Britishcouncil record lesson on the kitchen ? :-))))))))))))))))))))))
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Submitted by Peter M. on Mon, 01/02/2021 - 07:46

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Hi lean,

Actually, you're almost correct! The text is a weather forecast which people often listen to in the kitchen, so there are background noises from a kitchen. When I listen to it I feel like making myself a cup of tea!


More seriously, we often have background noises in our recordings. After all, the world is full of sounds and noise, and we think it's important for listening in the classroom to be in as similar as possible to listening outside the classroom.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by senaguner on Mon, 08/02/2021 - 00:29

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Hi Peter I can not add new comment for three days. But before I could add.
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Submitted by Kirk Moore on Mon, 08/02/2021 - 14:00

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Hello senaguner,

I'm very sorry for the inconvenience. I'm not aware of any problems, but it looks as if you can post comments now. If this happens again, please feel free to contact us again.

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Hello ,
this my first time i write a comment ,so I hope The LearnEnglish Team
correct my comment if I have mistakes.

"In most of time I like rainy weather ,becuase i live in country has a sunny wether throughout the year, and that weather make me lazy and tired opposite of rainy weather ,it make me more productivity and active. add to that , my city that I live in , hasn't any place to swim or park to smell the wat air
,althought we live close to sea"

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