How To Talk About The Weather In Spanish

Whether you’re figuring out what to pack for vacation or just really love talking about the climate, knowing Spanish weather vocabulary is very useful.
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How To Talk About The Weather In Spanish

Talking about the weather is a time-tested icebreaker. It’s possibly the least offensive conversation topic, and it’s something that everyone in the world has in common. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense that weather vocabulary should be one of the first topics you tackle in a new language. Learning basic Spanish weather vocabulary and phrases could help you strike up a friendship that could last a lifetime. Or, you know, it can just help you predict whether it’s going to rain tomorrow or not.

The Seasons

the season — la estación

the spring — la primavera

the summer — el verano

the autumn — el otoño

the winter — el invierno

the rainy season — la temporada de lluvias

the dry season — la estación seca

Spanish Weather Vocabulary

the weather — el tiempo

the weather forecast — la previsión del tiempo

the climate — el clima

the degree — el grado

tropical — tropical

temperate — templado

the sunlight — la luz del sol

the cloud — la nube

cloudy — nublado

the wind — el viento

the rain — la lluvia

the drizzle — la llovizna

the storm — la tempestad

the thunder — el trueno

the lightning — el rayo

the rainbow — el arco iris

the snow — la nieve

the blizzard — la tormenta de nieve

the frost — la helada

the hail — el granizo

Natural Disasters

the natural disaster — la catástrofe natural

the earthquake — el terremoto

the tsunami — el tsunami

the cyclone — el ciclón

the hurricane — el huracán

the tornado — el tornado

the flood — la inundación

the drought — la sequía

the fire — el incendio

Weather Phrases

What is the weather like? — ¿Qué tiempo hace?

The sun is shining. — Hace sol.

The sky is cloudy. — El cielo está nublado.

It stopped raining. — La lluvia ha parado.

It was snowing all day. — Ha nevado todo el día.

A strong wind is blowing. — El viento sopla muy fuerte.

Be careful, there’s black ice on the sidewalk. — Atención en la acera hay hielo.

A thunderstorm is coming. — Llega una tormenta.

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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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