The weather

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

The weather in Italian

1. C’è il sole

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

la nuvolathe cloud
la nuvolettathe little cloud
il nuvolonethe big cloud
è nuvolosoit’s cloudy
è copertoit’s overcast
annuvolarsito get cloudy

3. Piove

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

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

la nebbiathe fog
c’è nebbiathere is fog
la nebbiolinathe haze, fine mist
la nebbia fittathe thick fog
MODO DI DIRE
Non vedere un tuboto see nothing (lit. not to see a pipe)

6. Nevica

la nevethe snow
nevica (nevicare)it snows (to snow)
la bufera di nevethe snowstorm

7. C’è vento

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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