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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Submitted by ivarhasse on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 11:39

I like sunny weather the best because its warm and nice .

Submitted by Allis.hogberg on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:55

I like the weather when its snowing so I can go skiing with my family and friends

Submitted by Axel on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:39

I like when it's sunny.

Submitted by Abdikarim123 on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:38

I mostly like sunny weather but it can get annoying sometimes, soo i miss the cold weather a bit. But when its cold i miss the sunny weather is an akward one.

Submitted by Faris.E on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:37

I prefer sunny weather

Submitted by VildaArvid on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:35

I like when the sun is shining.

Submitted by Niklas27 on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:33

il like sunny and hot weather but also the sunny winters.

Submitted by FilipArnkil on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:33

I like sunny weather so I can be outside

Submitted by john L on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:32

I like the weather best when it's around 20-30℃.

Submitted by AryanEld on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 07:31

I love the winter most. Specially when it snows.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Wed, 02/09/2020 - 13:05

I think I'm not good at humidity.... : |

Submitted by cassiamattos2013 on Wed, 02/09/2020 - 01:26

I like best when the weather is sunny. I love to sunshine and I love to go to the beach. But when is rainy, I like to stay in my home and to watches a good film with popcorn and to drink a hot drink. It's very cool, too.

Submitted by pilargarciach on Sun, 30/08/2020 - 11:51

I prefer cold weather because it is easier to hot a venue than to cool it. I can use coats and drink coffee or chocolate hot by obtaining corporal hot with these things. In the summer it is more difficult to get appropriate corporal temperature without conditioned air

Submitted by Ahmed Abdi on Fri, 28/08/2020 - 06:57

In our area Middle East Qatar we have only two seasons spring and summer which is very hot. Not only heatwave we are facing but the high humidity as well like living in big sauna. Even though l like summer very much. It is my favorite season.

Submitted by danisep on Wed, 26/08/2020 - 21:47

I live in a sunny city with a lot of heatwaves and without a beach, I like cloudy days and I prefer to visit cold cities when I travel. My favorite weather is rainy and cloudy days with a dark sky, because I enjoy rain, wearing coats and boots, if my city has a beach it’ll be awesome.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sun, 23/08/2020 - 14:33

I like a mild wether, which means temperature reads around 18-20℃ with a blue sky.;)

Submitted by Gema25 on Sat, 22/08/2020 - 21:27

When I was 5 I used to love sunny days for the reason that I could go for a walk with my grandmother and eat a chocolate ice-cream. Now, I'm 20, almost 21 and I love rainy days because I really enjoy staying at home, watching a movie or read an interesting book while I'm seeing the rain through the window.

Submitted by Jonus on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 16:56

L like a sunny weather , because it's is hot and nice. To go the beach in summer. L don't like a heatwave, because one sweats a lot in the summer.

Submitted by Daniela Zapata on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 00:08

I think it depends on the things you are doing. If you are on holidays, resting from your work, you probably want a sunny weather to enjoy the sea or other activities like drink a beer or do a barbecue with friends. If your are at home, watching movies and eating pop corns, a rainy day will be good. But if you are at work doing a lot of things, moving side to side, a clowdy weather will help you a lot!!

Submitted by Danbraga on Thu, 13/08/2020 - 21:20

For me, either rainy days or sunny days is important and necessary, As I live in a tropical country we need both of them to help with the climate balance.

Submitted by AndruVasquez on Thu, 13/08/2020 - 00:52

The weather in Bogota, Colombia is so funny, You can have the four seasons just in one day.

Submitted by khashman on Tue, 11/08/2020 - 23:48

I like the summer especially in german, because the temperature is not so hot like in middle east. it is mostly between 20 and 30.

Submitted by Asni on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 22:26

I like sunny and bright weather. Rain and clouds make me feel depressed and sad. Besides, I like going to the beach and I'm fond of swimming so, I don't miss the chance to go when it is hot. I'm extemely sensitive to the weather changes, my mood depends a lot on it, that's why just by looking at a clear blue sky, I feel pleased and comfortable.

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Submitted by IKEDA on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 14:09

I liked rainy days when I was a child because I didn't have to go outside. As I felt guilty not to go out on a sunny day, if it was wet I felt calm. Now then, I like sunny days because I like going and exercising outside!

Submitted by serkan.ozen on Thu, 30/07/2020 - 13:37

It depends on my mood but My favourite weather is sunny summer days. Because I do not need to wear a coat on sunny days and I feel more comfortable when I do not wear a coat. I like also some winter weathers events. My favourite winter weather event is snow and I really like playing with my friends on snowy winter days. But as I said at first sunny summer days are the time of the year I like the best.
Me, either! Because I don't feel uncomfortable to wear a mask on sunny days and I don't need to feel irritated when I wear a mask. I also like some autumn events. Autumn is the season for sports, reading, the arts, and eating. I really like to chill out under the clear autumn sky which brings a full of joy.

Submitted by Hennadii on Wed, 29/07/2020 - 16:20

Everything you need to know about my favorite weather - I love summer. I like warm sunny days and even hot days are acceptable. You always can find shady places under the tree or stay home at the heat time. And even you become sweaty you can take a shower to refresh yourself. But, you don't need to put on tons of clothes to warm oneself, there isn't any mud or slush on the streets. The days are long, birds are singing, everything is green and colorful. Flowers, rainbow, freshen rains, and perfect mood. This is the time of the year I like the best!

Submitted by Nubis on Sun, 26/07/2020 - 04:26

I like the Bogota weather, it is not much cold but either so hot , it is perfect weather!!

Submitted by abudo93 on Fri, 10/07/2020 - 12:08

My favorite weather is spring, fall and winter, I hate the Sumer.

Submitted by Hn0062 on Thu, 09/07/2020 - 18:05

it depends on, But my favorite season is fall, it is windy and rainy, it is a dreamly weather that you can go walking on the road, go to park or jungle, go mountain, you can sniff a smell of wet soil and also you see patches of cloud on the sky, generally it is an outlook so beautiful and gripping.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 02/07/2020 - 14:09

Once in a while, I enjoy gloomy weather in which I become somewhere theoretical. ;) But overall, I like clear and sunny weather! Definitely!

Submitted by wahbi baklouti on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 21:05

about me, I like sunny weather with sunshine because whole the day is bright. and most season I hate is autumn.

Submitted by Fernando Belmonte on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 17:40

I thought the same as Mohamed Fawzy about the teapot, it produced a loudly noise while the forecaster was reporting the weather events. It resoundingly sound became irritating and didn´t let me concentrate in the audio. Apart from that I would say that it was a great practice activity.

Submitted by Mohamed Fawzy on Tue, 30/06/2020 - 17:24

I know you you guys want to make it real for us, but the teapot is making way too much noise for me.

Submitted by Federico Benitez on Thu, 25/06/2020 - 22:05

Fall is my favorite season

Submitted by Lizochka on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 10:18

I like warm, bright weather without any rain at all!!!! I like clear, dry weather

Submitted by Sharif Tayyebi on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 18:53

I love bright rainy weather, which is not very warm or very cold. I want to just walk and walk. Lungs can breathe the clean and wet air that you might say "fresh air". If I am walking down the street and some rains hit on my face, I will feel excited. On the other hand, if there is no rainy weather, I will prefer to walk on the yard before sunrise. It is fresh and very nice, especially in the spring or summer season of Kabul. I always wish you clean and nice weather. Regards, Tayyebi

Submitted by IBRAHIM HAMID on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 08:56

I like a winter season, because I feel that I'm in higher activity to achieve my goals and duties. In Sudan the summer season interfered with the autumn which takes most of the year months, the summer is very hot and the autumn very bad in Khartoum state and variation in beauty in other Sudan's state.

Submitted by Miho Watanabe on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 17:10

I like sunny and breeze the best. Because I usually walk with a dog, but I can't do that in a rainy day. My dog and I are bored in a rainy day, so I like sunny. But I hate a sunny day of summer in Japan, because it's very hot and humid in Japan. So I like sunny day that is comfortable temperature and not humid the best.

Submitted by senes19 on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:40

My favorite weather is of course warm ones. But i don't mean very high temperatures. I like the weather which some sunny, some rain but generally warm. You can stay outside as you wish, but you won't sweat or feel cold.

Submitted by Adri on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 18:27

I like the summer climate because I love sea. Other reason is that I like travel in plane of holidays and I know a new place in summer. My friends have more free time in the summer months.

Submitted by mouna99 on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 14:10

I like rainy days so much I prefer winter

Submitted by vaniafed on Sun, 17/05/2020 - 13:54

I don't like it when whether doesn't change for a long time. I like looking out of the window, drinking hot coffee and dreaming about the better life, when it's raining. And if the weather is warm I go out walking with my friends, doing skateboarding and so on.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sun, 10/05/2020 - 13:42

A weather forecast says it's suddenly going to be hot like summer tomorrow. Okay, it's good to know that we can prepare for what we wear, but it's difficult to accustom myself to the heat quickly. =3

Submitted by Simonida Vukobrat on Sun, 10/05/2020 - 02:11

I like warm and hot weather with lot of sun and very high temperatures!

Submitted by Nasser8891 on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 03:26

I really like rain seasons, it seems a romantic weather. I always hear that people in Europe do not like rain because they have it all the time? Is it true?