Previously on English Bites we've looked at ways of describing the weather. Today we're going to look at those weather words a bit more closely, and look at some unusual phrases.
KARAH: Hot weather.
MICHAEL: Hot weather.
Well, the fact that it doesn't rain for starters so I can ride my bike everywhere, the fact that I can just walk around in t-short and shorts and not have to worry about what the weather's like outside 'cause it's going to be hot.
JAYDNNE: I love a hot day, not really muggy, not really humid but just hot so I can go out in the sun.
I like it because you can just wear a t-shirt and some shorts and it's great weather for just sitting around not doing a lot.
SUSAN: I really enjoy spring weather. I think the most perfect day would be a spring day for me when there's lot of blossoms and lots of birds around to hear.
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Weather means the climate, or what it’s like outside.
But watch out, because there’s another word that sounds exactly the same spelt w-h-e-t-h-e-r.
Whether means 'if', if something is the case.
Whether the weather be fine
Whether the weather be cold
We’ll weather the weather
It can mean to cope or deal with something difficult.
We say someone has weathered a storm to mean they have come through difficult times.
To weather can also mean to be affected by the weather, to change or fade due to sun, wind and rain.
The outside of the house is weathered
and needs to be repainted.
And there are lots of other weather phrases as well.
under the weather
keep a weather eye open
under a cloud
on cloud nine
storm in a teacup
put the wind up you
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