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 Miguelitorico1996 on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 22:21

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I prefer warm weather over cold weather.

Submitted by misty on Sat, 08/01/2022 - 20:55

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I was born and grew up in a country where there is only two weather seasons; summer, and rainy season. Obviously, I have a dream of moving to a place where there is winter. In addition, I wanted to experience snow, wear boots and winter jackets. But things change, now I live in a country where there is four weather season. At first, everything seems perfect experiencing cold season ,but I realize that I feel not very productive in this kind of weather. To sum up, I prefer warm weather than cold because I can be very productive at work at the same time I can be physically fit while enjoying a simple walk in the park.

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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.

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

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Mon, 07/06/2021 - 13:21

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I like a cool and dry day with blue sky. :)

Submitted by Munirah Saad 20 on Mon, 07/06/2021 - 09:48

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I like rainy and cloudy weather.

Submitted by bella1970 on Fri, 14/05/2021 - 20:09

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I don’t like rainy weather, but I love warm weather

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Wed, 28/04/2021 - 22:53

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I like sunshine, but not heat weather. It is comfortable for me, though I like rain sometime, and fresh air after rain, it is amazing.

Submitted by Morrow on Tue, 20/04/2021 - 17:03

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It’s depend. When it’s sunday, i like rainy weather but on normal day i like cloudy or warm weather

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 16/04/2021 - 03:07

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I like rainy season. I also like cold season but not very cold.in this time where I live is very hot season. I hate hot season. It's very difficult for me. Hot season make you a very lazy person and not to much work. So I like temperature between 10°-20° Celcius.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Mon, 29/03/2021 - 14:04

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I prefer fairly widespread dry and very warm day. ;)

Submitted by Frank Cuello on Mon, 29/03/2021 - 02:02

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I prefer when it's raining because I love the cold air and the sound of the little drops.

Submitted by Marcos Santos on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 14:50

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I like all kinds of weather as long as I have the right clothes on (or maybe not lol).

Submitted by Sara Kalafat on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 11:37

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The sunny weather because it provides me with full energy to start my day

Submitted by kaldibekamir on Thu, 04/03/2021 - 06:42

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I like rainy weather because I live in town,where always hot.

Submitted by kaldibekamir on Thu, 04/03/2021 - 06:28

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I like rainy weather

Submitted by VahidAataf on Mon, 01/03/2021 - 09:06

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I liked the rainy weather when I was living in a sunny city, and now I missed that weather since I live in an always wet, foggy town.

Submitted by Cesar Silva Gajardo on Tue, 23/02/2021 - 18:30

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I love the fall and spring weather, little heat during the day and cooler nights.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sat, 20/02/2021 - 15:41

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Sunny and warm weather is fine. ;)

Submitted by Natasa Tanasa on Wed, 17/02/2021 - 12:56

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Hello everyone! Could anyone tell me what the difference is between THROUGHOUT and THROUGH? Also, how and when to use these two words? Thank you in advance! Sincerely, Natasa

Hello Natasa Tanasa,

 

Both words have several uses, but I think the one that may be confusing is this:

The disease spread throughout the country.

The disease spread through the country.

In this use, the difference is degree: throughout suggests it reached every part of the country, while through suggests is spread widely, but not necessarily to every single place.

 

If you had a different context in mind then feel free to provide an example and we'll be happy to comment.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much for the answer Peter M! I had some doubts about the next sentence: * It is important to maintain a positive attitude throughout the interview... And that's why I wasn't sure when to use through or throughout. :/

Hello again Natasa Tanasa,

The sentence is fine. We can use throughout to mean 'from beginning to end', which is the meaning it has in your example.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Sofía Alejandra on Wed, 17/02/2021 - 03:11

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The weather I like most is drizzle, cloudy and wet days, because I usually sit down in my favorite couch of my house, reading a novel and drinking tea.

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

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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 Alessandro893 on Wed, 10/02/2021 - 23:59

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Actually i preffer Sunny weather. I love it

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

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

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

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Hi What an interesting sounds did I hear while I was listening the recording ? :-))))))))))))))))))))) Do Britishcouncil record lesson on the kitchen ? :-))))))))))))))))))))))

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.

 

Peter

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.

Submitted by Kirk 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.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

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"

Hi assia,

Welcome to the site :) We hope you enjoy your learning here.

Sorry, we don't correct user comments here, but we do answer questions. Feel free to write a comment and ask a question if you have one.

Jonathan
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Mohammedbq122 on Thu, 28/01/2021 - 22:05

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It is the cloudy sunny weather that is not hot or cold you'll be able to take a tour or go with ur family to some magnificent place.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sun, 24/01/2021 - 08:49

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I have a preference for clear and warm weather over windy and rainy. But... can't be helped. ;)