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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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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Submitted by Catalina Pazmiño on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 03:40

I was born in a country which has two seasons; Winter and summer. In winter it is hot and it rains a lot, but in summer it is cold even when the sun is shining. I really enjoy both season.

Submitted by kamicounciler on Mon, 02/09/2019 - 21:32

i think a sunny sky with a cool weather would be the best for me.something like the last days of winter and the first month of spring.also i love snowy weather.

Submitted by miss.napoleon on Sun, 01/09/2019 - 11:30

i love winter because it's the last time i could see my close friend. it make me remember her.

Submitted by popo1011 on Sun, 18/08/2019 - 07:53

The cool and breezy weather is best for me, in 15-20 degrees, learning speed, exercise and other activities are very good. I am full of energy. I enjoy such weather.

Submitted by starfish2019 on Fri, 09/08/2019 - 22:24

What kind of weather do you like best? I like the autumn, because it has very nice cool breeze that you can feel for soothing pleasure. Also autumn leaves are very beautiful, which you can feel pleasant and romantic. That sounds me like a poetry and romantic guy ;)

Submitted by pam89 on Fri, 09/08/2019 - 09:37

For me the best wether is when it's not so hot, because it's seem I can't breathe. I prefer when it's between 20 and 28 degrees and it's sunny so I can go to the beach, for instance.

Submitted by mustaphasadiki on Wed, 07/08/2019 - 02:51

i enjoy sunny days because with medium temperature

Submitted by Mercedes Quicano on Sat, 03/08/2019 - 18:18

Colombia has not seasons, because it is located in ecuadorian line. We have rain, drizzles, hot and fresh weather. The tempetures could be from 15 grades until 32 grades depending the region. Nowadays the climate change has affected it very much and heatwaves are frequently. The weather I like the best in my country is hot in the day and rainy at night.

Submitted by Mamai on Tue, 30/07/2019 - 12:48

In africa we have most of time in the year a heatwave. 21 degrees is so cold for us. So we feel more confutable with 30 degrees.

Submitted by Smartsosty on Fri, 19/07/2019 - 21:20

I prefer cold, because in that kind of weather if you move yourself you can be very confortable and if you are at home only with heating you would pass a very good time as well.

Submitted by Kirillos.Saad on Fri, 12/07/2019 - 15:11

Doubtless, I like winter season.

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Submitted by Claudette Ndenzako on Sat, 06/07/2019 - 06:08

I like warm but not hot weather. I prefer spring to the other seasons as you get the best of all kind of weather. I enjoy the mild temperature when I can wear light clothes and not having to worry about the rain as it doesn't usually rain in spring.

Submitted by OmarAdelSherif on Fri, 05/07/2019 - 09:36

All of us has unfortunately experienced hot weather and cold weather and each one of us has also a preferred weather from these two weathers. For me, I think cold weather is somewhere better than the sunny one because I see in this atmosphere a more acceptable weather than the hot weather. I’m feeling better in the cold weather even with showers and drizzle. The hot weather is more difficult to endure regarding the heatwaves for example or the dry and bright atmosphere. So,the cold weather seems more suitable for me even if makes me suffer sometimes.

Submitted by smell08 on Thu, 23/05/2019 - 13:03

I like cool weather not sweat. I can enjoy some activities without exausting

Submitted by Thanh Thien on Thu, 16/05/2019 - 07:46

I enjoy sunny days because it makes me feel more dynamics. I also like wear a few clothes, too. But sometimes a shower makes me feel comfortable. I enjoy the time sitting on a chair with a hot coffee, a novel and the rain outside. I'm a pluviophile.

Submitted by Ol4ik on Mon, 29/04/2019 - 18:26

Hello, everyone. I enjoy sunny days and hot weather because I hate put many clothes on. I would like to live in that place where in January you can just grab a jacket and leave your home immediately.

Submitted by Ahmat on Mon, 22/04/2019 - 16:35

Hello LearnEnglish team. I am happy to join you. For me I prefer sunny day with an leverage temperature.

Submitted by ANAALVAREZ1624 on Wed, 10/04/2019 - 18:58

I live in Mexico City and cold here is not extreme so I prefer this kind of weather, I don't like heat, it's very unconfortable for me.

Submitted by Leo123 on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 13:35

I like all kinds of weather. I try to organize my life to be happy also during rainy weather, when it is windy etc.

Submitted by Eman Omar on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 19:38

Hello, I couldn't answer task 1 because I could match more than one item for each group. could you check it, please!. Thank you

Submitted by Peter M. on Tue, 09/04/2019 - 06:33

In reply to by Eman Omar

Hello Eman Omar, To add multiple items to a box, you need to click on the box not the item already in it. If you click on a word you added earlier then the words will swap places. If you click on the box (the title, for example, which is a darker colour) then you will add new words. Peter The LearnEnglish Team
Thanks, It's a bit difficult to find out how to drag multiple items in the answer box but in the end, I did it, thanks for the detail explanation.

Submitted by Shamas Saeed on Tue, 14/05/2019 - 09:59

In reply to by Eman Omar

I face the same problem.

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