Words of Topic: Weather

Word group for topic: Weather, it helps to enhance speaking and writing skills in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS, TOEFL, and GRE exams.
 Word Group By Topic: Weather
forecast  Speak
n.
a prediction, as of coming weather
The weather forecast stated that it would rain.
degrees celsius  Speak
n.
used to measure the temperature
In my hometown, winters are shorter and milder, while daytime summer temperatures normally range from 15 to 25 degrees celsius.
mild  Speak
a.
warm and pleasant, especially warmer than usual for the time of year
The weather is mild today, it is neither hot nor cold.
warm  Speak
a.
fairly hot in a way that is comfortable and pleasant
It was warm enough for us to sit outside.
chilly  Speak
a.
cold enough to be unpleasant
The days are still warm but the evenings are getting chilly.
freezing cold  Speak
a.
extremely and unpleasantly cold
You can't leave without a coat, it's freezing cold out!
gloomy  Speak
a.
weather with dark clouds and dull light
It was another gray, gloomy day.
clear  Speak
a.
without clouds, mist, or fog in the sky, so that you can see for a long way
I adore clear weather when there are no clouds in the sky.
drizzle  Speak
v.
rain lightly
It drizzled throughout the night.
humid  Speak
a.
hot and wet in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable
New York is very hot and humid in the summer.
snow-covered  Speak
a.
covered with snow
The sun reflected off the snow-covered mountains.
heavy snow  Speak
n.
a large amount of snow
After today's heavy snow, many roads are still blocked.
frosty  Speak
a.
very cold, with a thin layer of white ice covering everything
It was a cold and frosty morning.
snowstorm  Speak
n.
a heavy fall of snow that is blown by strong winds
Traffic in the city was interrupted by a snowstorm.
hail  Speak
n.
If it hails, small, hard balls of ice fall from the sky like rain.
Hail fell with such violence that it broke windows.
high wind  Speak
n.
strong wind
The high wind whistled through the streets in winter.
breeze  Speak
n.
a nice gentle wind
The wind blew not just gentle breezes but full-blown bone-chilling winds.
smog  Speak
n.
fog or haze combined with smoke and other atmospheric pollutants
The city was overhung with the pollutant smog.
light rain  Speak
n.
gentle rain
When the sun shines through light rain, it makes a rainbow.
downpour  Speak
n.
a heavy rain
It was the heaviest downpour ever recorded.
boiling hot  Speak
a.
of the weather, having an extremely hot temperature
I hate July in this part of the country, it's boiling hot down here.
sunshine  Speak
n.
the heat and light of the sun
A ray of sunshine shone through a gap in the clouds.
dry  Speak
a.
without rain
The weather is usually dry and sunny at this time of year.
heatstroke  Speak
n.
a dangerous physical condition because of being too long in hot weather
It's often boiling in my city in the summer and a lot of people suffer from heatstroke.
tropical rainforest  Speak
n.
thick forest that grows in hot parts of the world
The felling of huge areas of tropical rainforests is causing a change in the balance of oxygen to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
unimaginable  Speak
a.
cannot be imagined
It was an intolerable unimaginable heat forecast for the Persian Gulf.
sunny  Speak
a.
bright because of light from the sun
The forecast said it was going to be hot and sunny tomorrow.
cloudy  Speak
a.
covered with clouds
A cloudy day with more showers is in prospect today.
rainy  Speak
a.
raining a lot
We had three rainy days on holiday, but otherwise it was sunny.
snowy  Speak
a.
full of or like snow
We've had a very snowy winter this year.
windy  Speak
a.
with a lot of wind
In my hometown, it's very windy in the winter.
changeable weather  Speak
n.
the weather that often changes
In my country, the weather is very changeable, periods of hot weather can be followed by heavy rains or even snowstorms.
heatwave  Speak
n.
a period of very hot weather
When a heatwave occurs many people become increasingly bad-tempered.
cyclone  Speak
n.
wind moving in a circular direction towards an area of low atmospheric pressure
Weather forecasters say the cyclone should move offshore, bringing dry conditions on Sunday.
tornado  Speak
n.
a dangerous storm which is a spinning cone of wind that destroys anything in its path as it moves across the ground
More storms and tornados are expected this weekend.
tropical storm  Speak
n.
a cyclone or area of low pressure in the tropics with spiraling winds of between 39 and 73 miles per hour
The cyclone remained a minimal tropical storm for most of its lifetime.