weather vocabulary words
fog, haze, mist, smog; foggy, hazy, misty, smoggy; dew; dewy;
32 degrees Fahrenheit is 0 degrees Celsius;
1. What are greenhouse gases?
2. Give examples of the technology that meteorologists use to track weather conditions like hurricanes etc.
3. Discuss the formation of weather fronts
4. Research the meaning of “Tornado Alley.” Why do residents of OK, KS and TX react to this term?
5. What are some causes of lightening storms, hurricanes and heat waves?
6. Four main forms of lightening strikes exist. Discuss each one and illustrate your findings. (ball, bead, sheet, streak)
7. There are three basic types of clouds. Name them and give their approximate altitude. If a cloud begins with the word “nimbus” what does that term imply?
A hurricane does “hurry” as a tropical storm that can attain dangerous speeds. The word comes from the Carib Indians. Their storm god, Aracan, was sometimes spelled Huirancan.
These are some of the words we use to talk about the weather. You can test your understanding with the EnglishClub Weather Vocabulary Quiz.
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You can also use it is in different tenses
- The kids jumped in the puddles on the way home from school.
In some places, sleet (= icy rain) is falling instead of snow. Strong winds have blown the snow into snowdrifts (= piles of snow), which block the roads. Blizzards (= snow storms) and freezing fog reduce visibility and create treacherous conditions (= very dangerous conditions).
Make sure you wrap up warm (= wear warm clothes) when you go out. Here are some words to describe warm clothing.
The following three exercise will help you see if you have learnt the ESL weather vocabulary fully. Make sure you are confident that you know all the vocabulary words before trying the exercises.
There are five questions in this ESL weather vocabulary exercise, and in each one you need to choose the definition (A-D) that matches the given word.
blizzard: a severe snow storm with a large amount of snow and often high winds.
partly-cloudy: when there is both sun and clouds in the sky.
The heat index gets up there.
It’s raining pretty hard. Just a second ago, it was raining even harder. It was a downpour. It was pouring.
Raining hard, pouring, or downpour. Pour. This word is interesting. Even though phonetically it would be written differently than the word P-O-O-R, many Americans pronounce them the same. Pour, pouring. AW as in LAW followed by R, the R changes this vowel. So the tongue is further back and the lips round a little bit more. it’s not AW but it’s OH. Oh. Pour. Pouring. Pour, poring. Downpour. Say those with me. Pouring, downpour.
Macroburst – A large downdraft of air with an outflow diameter of 2.5 miles or greater and damaging winds lasting from 5 to 20 minutes. This may reach tornado intensity.
Snow Advisory – Its issued when a snowfall is expected to exceed 2 inches but no more than 5 inches.