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Talking about the weather in Portuguese Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Culture, Vocabulary

Olá, pessoal!

As you may already know, I’m from the southeast of Brazil – typically a very hot region. Come November it starts to get very hot, rain a lot and this happens until late March.

So today I’m going to teach you some expressions to talk about the weather in Portuguese. Estão prontos?

[audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/portuguese/files/2014/01/weather-01.mp3]

Está … – It’s …
quente – hot, warm
frio – cold
ensolarado – sunny
nublado – cloudy
chuvoso – rainy
chovendo – raining
ventando – windy
nevando – snowy, snowing
fresco – cool
ameno – mild
meio – kind of
meio nublado – kind of cloudy

We use Centigrades/Celsius to express temperature:

[audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/portuguese/files/2014/01/weather-02.mp3]

Está cinco graus. – It’s five degrees celsius.
Está fazendo vinte graus. – It’s twenty degrees celsius.
Está menos dois (graus). – It’s two degrees below zero.

Parece que vai chover. – It looks like rain. / It looks like it’s going to rain.
Está chovendo. – It’s raining.
Está caindo um pé d’água! – It’s pouring!
Está garoando. – It’s drizzling.

To talk about the weather forecast and your favorite kind of weather.

[audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/portuguese/files/2014/01/weather-03.mp3]

Qual é a previsão do tempo para hoje? – What’s the weather forecast for today?
O homem do tempo diz que… – The weatherman says that…
Vai fazer calor o dia todo. – It’s going to be hot all day.
Vai chover à tarde. – It’s going to rain in the afternoon.
A temperatura está subindo. – The temperature is rising.
A temperatura vai cair. – The temperature is going to drop.

Qual é seu tipo preferido de tempo? – What’s your favorite kind of weather?
Gosto de tempo quente. – I like hot weather.
Prefiro dias nublados. – I prefer cloudy days.
Gosto mais de dias ensolarados. – I like sunny days better.
Não gosto de dias chuvosos. – I don’t like rainy days.
Odeio dias chuvosos. – I hate rainy days.
Qual é sua estação preferida? – What’s your favorite season?
Gosto da primavera / do verão / do outono / do inverno. – I like spring / summer / fall / winter.

This is it for today! See you next time!

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About the Author: Adir

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.