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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