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 SANDRA YINNET on Sat, 02/05/2020 - 13:23

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I think that the forecast weather is very important for people, due to is possible to programm diffents activities with the family, for example, go to the pool or go to the cinema in a mall, in another cases is useful in the job, people that live in the forest can to know when is the better time for to grow.

Submitted by rerre on Sat, 02/05/2020 - 01:13

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In my country I like the autumn when the days are dry, bright and warm but on holidays it's better the summer because it tends to have high temperatures and sunny days

Submitted by Anderson on Sat, 02/05/2020 - 01:13

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Hi people, I'm going share with all of you a little about my country, Brazil, the loved earth. I enjoy the weather a lot when spring has started. Here, in the south of Brazil, this season almost has no rain, and the days start cold with sunlight and during the rest of the day the temperature is between 15ºC and 25ºC. I love this weather. But, when the summer comes, it's very hot, which I don't like very well.

Submitted by Benjamin on Thu, 30/04/2020 - 04:38

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I like winter season.That's the best months for me although there is too cold or foggy in that time.

Submitted by teya10 on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 18:48

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the weather i like is rainy weather when it's cold because i like walking under the rain and i like also the smell of the earth when it's rain that's make me feel light

Submitted by isaml on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 17:19

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I like sunny weather like in Spain, because I can go to the beach and go out with my friends. However, I hate the cloudy and rainy days, because I have to stay at home all day.

Submitted by Olalla Parreño on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 10:04

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My opinion on this audio for me has been quite easy since in tasck 1 and 2 I have done them well and I have taken very little time to do them, for the next time I intend to make a more difficult one.

Submitted by Olalla Parreño on Wed, 22/04/2020 - 09:58

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My opinion on this audio for me has been quite easy since in task 1 and 2 I have done them well and I have taken very little time to do them, for the next time I intend to make a more difficult one.

Submitted by JuanManuelLopezGil on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 21:59

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Spring with sun and drizzle sometimes. Like us Medellín, Colombia "The city of the eternal spring".

Submitted by OlaIELTS on Thu, 16/04/2020 - 18:14

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The kind of weather I like best is wet weather.

Submitted by Ahmed shady on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 19:56

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HI, Forecast is a vital part of our life , people used to explore the weather before they going to leave home and go for work or shopping through the intrnet or the TV News ..

Submitted by AFGHANISTAN on Tue, 14/04/2020 - 11:22

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Hi in Generally I like the sunny weather, because all people feel happy and without fear can go work and but in cloudy day I am very dismal, so I stay at home

Submitted by Genaldo on Mon, 13/04/2020 - 19:34

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Hi, In general, i like sunny weather but i also like low temperatures. Because it look likes that we eat and wear better. The sunny weather encourages the practice of sports, physical activities.

Submitted by ANACF on Mon, 13/04/2020 - 18:05

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I prefer the spring time. It neither too hot nor too cold . I hate extreme temperatures. In Spain , in general, in summer it's very hot and in winter it's too cold, altough my body supports better cold than heat.

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Sun, 12/04/2020 - 15:21

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I live in the central of Viet Nam, so the weather is hot all year around especially summer which has temperatures at 39 to 42 degrees. I like cool or warm weather because it's not too hot or also too cold. It makes me feel comfortable and i can go out with my friend in that day without without fear of rain or sunshine.

Submitted by upendarreddy on Fri, 10/04/2020 - 14:59

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In my country(India) there are three seasons summer, winter, and rainy among those i love rainy season because temperatures are not too hot and cold even though i like outdoor activities.

Submitted by BlaiChan on Fri, 10/04/2020 - 09:14

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I prefer the winter season in my hometown as I live in southern of country, the winter doesn't go so cold enough. There is always bright start morning in there. And we start feel the heatwave at about 10:00 A. M and throughout until 16:00 P. M. The temperatures are from the high thirties and early forties. That's the reason I chose the winter

Submitted by Cotufa84 on Tue, 07/04/2020 - 15:15

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Well, it depend on the moment. When I am studying I prefer a little bit of foggy and drizzle, I feel really confortable.

Submitted by Wesley54 on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 00:14

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Although I live in a city with varying temperature along the day, I'd rather choose the warm and hot weather, where you're able to see the Sun throughout the whole day. Nevertheless, I consider some raining periods as properly ones whether to take a nap or try to sleep.

Submitted by loupinus on Tue, 31/03/2020 - 19:59

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I prefer foggy weather with light rains. I feel more harmonious with nature.

Submitted by manuelrodrigue… on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 11:49

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I like winter weather, because snows and do cold. Also is my birthday.

Submitted by micaela on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 01:03

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I prefer an weather between hot and cold temperatures, for example I love spring and autumn. Although, I like drizzle and I love it in sunny days, that is really amazing. Sometimes, we can see a rainbow when the rain clear up.

Submitted by Ivan Barišić on Mon, 23/03/2020 - 10:55

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I like dry weather but I do not like when it is heatwave or hotter than normal. Also, sometimes I like when it is snowing, but I never wish that it is rainy. Generally, I like sunny weather with light wind.

Submitted by vihertri on Fri, 20/03/2020 - 12:29

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I like sunny weather,but not too hot. In my Country has a good weather and a lot of hours of sun but I prefer the cold, it is better if you work outside.

Submitted by nao on Tue, 17/03/2020 - 10:51

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I like the spring is my favorite season because is not too hot or too cold.

Submitted by nochi1421 on Sat, 14/03/2020 - 17:25

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My favorite weather is the weather of my city Puyo, from the ecuadorian Amazon. In the same day, you can have a lot of sun for a while and then a strong rain. But never the temperatures fall down until the people freeze or rise until the people feels that are living in the hell. We have all in the same day. It's fantastic !!!

Submitted by LucaCoglia on Fri, 06/03/2020 - 16:16

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I like Sunny weather but I really like snowy weather

Submitted by Nikolaos Stavr… on Wed, 04/03/2020 - 16:42

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Hello everyone!! I would say that hot and dry weather is what I really like.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 10:21

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I like crisp weather. It's nice to walk around the nature, breatheing in the crisp autumn weather!

Submitted by vilma caram on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:16

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Hello, I like sunny weather. Sometimes cloudy days and one a month a litle of rain. A bit of each

Submitted by Ayzhan on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 06:30

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I like a sunny weather, but when not too hot. Like the weather in the end of the april and beginning the may.

Submitted by mselmi on Thu, 20/02/2020 - 07:27

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I hate high and low temperatures. I like weather when temperature is around the early twenties. I don't like windy days. I like watching light rain or snow from the window. This gives me a good feelings.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 15/02/2020 - 14:30

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I hate hot sunshine in summer while cloudy weather with a little drizzle is my favourite and ideal for me.

Submitted by huyentran on Tue, 11/02/2020 - 01:54

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My favorite weather is cool weather with a little sunshine. This weather always makes me feel comfortable and relaxed. You know, because it's not too hot and too cold, so it's good for our health. In my country, the weather often appears in the afternoon, so I often go for a walk and enjoy the fresh and cool air, and whenever I go for a walk I feel more relaxed, my health seems to be more refreshed.

Submitted by conejo on Sun, 09/02/2020 - 03:45

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My favourite weather is dry, bright and sunny. I like the sea, and I prefer live in warm cities. I hate weather in my country, because it is unpredictable.

Submitted by lifelearner on Wed, 05/02/2020 - 16:02

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Well as an introvert and a person who is attracted towards loneliness, I love wet weather and winter as people tends to stay home and streets get less crowded. Snow really attracts me , as I have used to make a snowman since my childhood and I still do it until now . in the rainy weather I love to have some warm drinks like a cup of tea or hot chocolate.

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sat, 25/01/2020 - 12:18

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To be honest, I'm not good at low pressure. ˘˘̥( ᵒ̴̶̷̥́ _ᵒ̴̶̷̣̥̀ )

Submitted by mehrazin on Fri, 24/01/2020 - 06:21

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I enjoy the rainy weather and drizzles. i like a really nice weather and cool breeze and I experience the favorite weather when the spring starts as it coincides with our new year (norooz). i like to see the nature changes and the revival of the nature reminds us the life is in the progress and we should enjoy the moments . i always travel in spring and i prefer to arrange a travelling plan in spring as the sunny weather is pleasant and really makes me more energetic.

Submitted by Hubert Sandoval on Fri, 17/01/2020 - 19:00

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My first comment in British Council, here in my city the weather is most of time hot. When the winter comes then is the rain that appears, not the Snow. The landscapes are so beautiful here too.

Submitted by I P on Fri, 03/01/2020 - 19:57

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My favourite part of the year is summer, so from that I like hot and sunny weather all the time. Unfortunately, in my city, (a few years ago) summer was rainy and cloudly most of the time, so I escaped on the south of the country, there you could see rain and heatwaves at the same time, but rain soon wear off and the sun comes again!

Submitted by Tossa on Sun, 15/12/2019 - 21:44

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I have a problem British English, I can not hear the recordings. I dont´t know why it happens. Help me.

Hello Tossa

I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble hearing the audio. I would suggest you try using a different web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge) and/or using a different device (e.g. a different phone, or a computer instead of a phone, etc.). The audio is working for me.

If you still can't get it to work, please tell us what kind of device you are using, what operating system it has, and what browser and browser version you are using.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by taghi on Tue, 10/12/2019 - 06:58

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sunny sky with cool weather is the weather that i like the best because i gives me feel good.for example, i like the first month of spring because you can breathe in a cool and fresh air.

Submitted by César Árraga on Thu, 17/10/2019 - 00:16

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I'd like to know what the difference between 'weather' and 'climate' is, or they are the same.

Hello César

When we speak about the weather, we're talking about a shorter time frame -- a day, a week, even a year -- and when we talk about the climate, we're talking about a longer time frame. I'm not sure if there's a specific line, but I imagine climate is thought of at the very least in decades, if not longer periods of time.

You might find this NASA page useful.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Good day Cesar, 'weather' refers to the prevailing weather conditions on a short period of time from one day to about a month, and for climate from two months upwards.

Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Sun, 13/10/2019 - 17:11

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I like hot weather. Summer is my favourite season. I don't fear warm. It fills me with energy!

Submitted by phongcienco1 on Thu, 26/09/2019 - 11:49

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Thanks for your lesson. I like the spring that helps trees bud and sprout. By the way, I think the original sentence "Leeds will escape the thunderstorms, with drizzle and light rain..." should change into the followings "Leeds will escape the thunderstorms, except drizzle and light rain...". Because the original one makes me understand that Leeds will escape all the thunderstorms, drizzle and light rain. Am i right or not?

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.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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