How To Talk About The Weather In Swedish

Regn, snö or hagel, you’ll want to know these weather terms to prepare for the day ahead of you in Sweden!
July 28, 2019
How To Talk About The Weather In Swedish

There are few things that unite all people on the planet, but weather is one of them. That’s why weather is such a common topic of small talk; everyone experiences it, and everyone has an opinion about it. That also makes it a great topic to learn about when you’re studying a new language. Between its potential for conversation and the actual usefulness of reading a weather forecast, you’ll want to study the basics. Here is a quick guide to Swedish weather vocab to prepare you for any traveling in Sweden you might be preparing for.

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The Seasons In Swedish

a season — en årstid

a spring — en vår

a summer — en sommar

an autumn — en höst

a winter — en vinter

a rainy season — en regnperiod

a dry season — en torrperiod

Swedish Weather Vocab

weather — väder

a climate — ett klimat

a degree — en grad

sunlight — solsken

rain — regn

a cloud — ett moln

snow — snö

a wind — en vind

fine — vacker

tropical — tropisk

a storm — en storm

temperate — tempererad

cloudy — molnig

a weather forecast — en väderleksrapport

thunder — åska

a lightning — en blixt

frost — frost

a blizzard — en snöstorm

hail — hagel

drizzle — duggregn

a rainbow — en regnbåge

Swedish Weather Phrases

What is the weather like? — Vad är det för väder?

The sun is shining. — Solen skiner.

The sky is cloudy. — Himlen är molnig.

It stopped raining. — Det har slutat att regna.

It was snowing all day. — Det har snöat hela dagen.

A strong wind is blowing. — Det blåser en mycket stark vind.

Be careful, there is black ice on the sidewalk. — Försiktigt, det är blixthalka på trottoaren.

A thunderstorm is coming. — Ett åskväder är på väg.

Swedish Natural Disaster Vocab

a natural disaster — en naturkatastrof

an earthquake — en jordbävning

a tsunami — en tsunami

a flood — en översvämning

drought — torka

a fire — en eld

a cyclone — en cyklon

a hurricane — en orkan

a tornado — en tornado

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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.

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