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How to talk about the weather in French Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Vocabulary

Have you ever been in that awkward situation when you need to break the ice, rompre la glace, and don’t know what to say? Well, talk about the weather! Exactly, the weather is a great conversation opener and here some sentences for you to show off your French when you find yourself in this type of situation.

Quel temps fait-il aujourd’hui? – How’s the weather today?

Qu’est-ce qu’il fait froid! – It’s really cold today, isn’t it?
Il fait chaud, non? – It’s hot, isn’t it?
Il fait beau aujourd’hui. – What a lovely weather today.
Il fait mauvais. – The weather’s bad.
Il fait doux. – It’s mild.
Ça caille! – It’s freezing!
Il gèle! – It’s freezing!
Qu’est-ce que ça étouffe! – It’s smoldering!
Il va pleuvoir. – It’s going to rain.

Il pleuvra. – It will rain.
Je crois qu’il va pleuvoir. – I think it’s going to rain.
Il tombe de l’eau! – It’s pouring!
Il pleut! – It’s raining!
Il pleut toujours. – It’s still raining.
Le temps est pluvieux. – The weather is rainy.
Il neige! – It’s snowing!
Encore une journée de neige! – Another snowy day!
Quel temps! – What a weather!
Quel temps magnifique! – What a wonderful weather!

Quel sale temps! – What a lousy weather!
Quel sale temps on a! – What a lousy weather we’re having!
Il fait un temps épouvantable! – What a horrible weather!
Le jour est ensoleillé. – It’s a sunny day.
Le jour est splendide. – It’s a wonderful day.
Le temps est couvert. – The weather is cloudy.
Le ciel est nuageux. – The sky’s cloudy.
Il y a des averses. – There are showers.
Il y aura des orages (en fin d’après-midi). – There will be storms (in the late afternoon)
Il y a du vent. – It’s windy.
Il y aura du brouillard. – There will be fog.

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English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.