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

Sunny and warm weather is fine. ;)

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

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.

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

Actually i preffer Sunny weather. I love it

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

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