Weather in Spanish
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El tiempo

Learn how to talk about the weather in Spanish.

How’s the weather?   ¿Qué tiempo hace?
It's…   Hace (hacer)
hot   calor  
cold   frío  
cool   fresco  
nice out   buen tiempo  
bad weather   mal tiempo  
windy   viento  
sunny   sol  
foggy   neblina  
cloudy   nublado  
  __ degrees     __ grados  
It's…   Está (estar)
  clear skies     despejado  
raining   lloviendo  
pouring   lloviendo a cántaros  
snowing   nevando  
  sunny     soleado  
There’s…     Hay…    
  fog     niebla  
  lightning     relámpagos  
  a storm     una tormenta  
  thunder     truenos  
to rain     llover    
to snow     nevar    

 Note:  In Spanish, you use the verb hacer when talking about the weather. You cannot talk about the temperature or condition of the sky using the verbs ser or estar. You do, however, use estar with verbs like llover (to rain) and nevar (to snow), in the construction known as the present progressive.

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