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lightning; a flash of lightning; a bright flash of lightning; a bolt of lightning.
102 degrees Fahrenheit is 38.9 degrees Celsius;
- What’s it like out(side)?
- How’s the weather?
- What’s the weather like?
- What’s the temperature?
- What’s the weather forecast?
Bright: (adjective) full of light; when the sun is shining strongly
Sunny: (adjective) the sun is shining and there are no clouds
Clear: (adjective) without clouds
Fine: (adjective) not raining, clear sky
Partially cloudy: (adjective) when there is a mixture of both blue sky and clouds
Cloudy: (adjective) with many clouds in the sky
Overcast: (adjective) covered with cloud; dull
Gloomy: (adjective) with dark clouds and dull light; some people consider this weather depressing
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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On rainy days, we play games in the gym.
It’s cold and you should cover up warmly.
They can cause lots of damage as they pass over land, with thunderstorms and tornadoes at times. Tropical storms are also known as cyclones or typhoons in other parts of the world. We don’t get hurricanes in the UK, but we do sometimes get very strong winds which can be called hurricane force winds (more than 64 mph).
Blizzards happen when there is heavy snow and strong wind. They are very cold and can be dangerous. This is because so much snow falls you cannot see very far and people sometimes get lost or cannot find their way home.
Sleet Warning – Its issued when accumulations of sleet in excess of a half inch are expected. This is very rare.
Tide – The regular rise and fall of the Earth’s oceans caused by the actions of the moon’s and sun’s gravitation acting on the rotating Earth.
a weather condition in which the air near the ground is colder than the air above it
someone whose job is to study the weather and say what it will be like in the future
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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.