The weather • Il tempo

Che tempo fa? What is the weather like? Let’s talk about the weather in Italian!

The weather in Italian • Il tempo

1. C’è il sole

che tempo fa - The weather • Il tempo
Il solethe sun
C’è il soleIt is sunny (words. there is the sun)
Il sole splendeThe sun is shining
C’è / Fa bel tempoIt’s nice weather
Il tempo è belloThe weather is nice
È / Fa belloIt’s nice
È una bella giornataIt’s a nice day

2. È nuvoloso

tempo nuvoloso - The weather • Il tempo
la nuvolathe cloud
la nuvolettathe little cloud
il nuvolonethe big cloud
è nuvolosoit’s cloudy
è copertoit’s overcast
annuvolarsito get cloudy

3. Piove

tempo pioggia - The weather • Il tempo
la pioggiathe rain
piove (piovere)it rains (to rain)
pioviggina (piovigginare)it drizzles (to drizzle)
diluvia (diluviare)it pours (to pour)
piove a dirotto | piove a catinelleit’s raining cats and dogs
l’acquazzonethe downpour

4. C’è un temporale

tempo temporale - The weather • Il tempo
il temporalethe thunderstorm
il tuonothe thunder
il fulminethe lightning
C’è / Fa brutto tempoIt’s bad weather
Che tempaccio!What a bad weather!
grandina (grandinare)it hails (to hail)
la grandinethe hail
allarme (or: allerta) maltempobad weather warning

5. C’è nebbia

tempo nebbia - The weather • Il tempo
la nebbiathe fog
c’è nebbiathere is fog
la nebbiolinathe haze, fine mist
la nebbia fittathe thick fog
Non vedere un tuboto see nothing (lit. not to see a pipe)

6. Nevica

tempo neve - The weather • Il tempo
la nevethe snow
nevica (nevicare)it snows (to snow)
la bufera di nevethe snowstorm

7. C’è vento

tempo vento - The weather • Il tempo
il ventothe wind
c’è ventoit’s windy (lit. there’s wind)
il venticellothe little wind, breeze
c’è vento forte | c’è molto ventothere is strong wind | it’s very windy
l’uragano the hurricane
il tornadothe tornado

extra about temperature

fa caldoit’s hot
fa freddoit’s cold
c’è afait’s muggy
si muore di caldo | di freddoit’s very hot| cold (lot. you can die of heat / cold)
fa un freddo caneit’s bloody cold (lit. it’s dog cold)
si gelait’s freezing

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