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

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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.

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

I preffer the rainy weather.I love rain and clouds.

I live in a country with a Mediterranean climate and I like much it.

I like the weather whose temperatures, at least, will stay mostly warm at around 21 degrees. ;)

I live in France, there are 4 different seasons but I love summer. The time of Sunset in summer is 22 or 23h so we can enjoy a long day and we don't need electric lamp in the evening. The day of summer is very bright, sunny. Although in some tropical countries, sunshine with high UV index can harm for skin but sunshine make us happier beaucause sunshine stimulate our body to produce somme happiness hormon like serotonin, endorphin. So we feel better in summer., especially in cold coutries. In winter, it's very cold, cloudy. Drizzles or showers in winter and lack of sunshine make people depressed. We like travelling in a hot coutry in our winter. It's my opinion as i live in cold country, but people live in hot coutries like india or Philipines they coud dream about snow or cold weather

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