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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Vocabulary for Weather

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                                                            Vocabulary for Weather

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Vocabulary for Weather
Word
Meaning
aircondition er/ing
an appliance that cools down the air in a home or building
avalanche
a dangerous slide of snow down a mountain
below freezing
temperature less than 0 degrees Celsius/(32F)
blizzard
a storm with lots of snow and wind
boiling hot
common expression for describing a very hot day
breeze
light wind
Celsius
measurement of temperature (0 degrees is freezing/100 is boiling)
chilly
cold
clear
when the sky is blue because no clouds are blocking the sun
cloud/cloudy
water in the sky that appears as a white or grey mass
cold spell
a period of colder than average weather
cool
temperature in between warm and cold
degrees
measurement for temperature
drizzling
raining slightly
drought
a long period with no rainfall
Fahrenheit
measurement of temperature (32 degrees is freezing/212 is boiling)
flood
overflow of rain water
flurries
very light snowfall
fog/foggy
thick water vapor that blocks one's vision
forecast
the expected weather for the future
freezing cold
common expression used to describe a very cold day
frost
ice crystals on a frozen surface
frostbite
a skin condition caused by over exposure to the cold
hail
small pieces of ice that fall during a storm
heat stroke
a flu-like condition one can acquire after spending too long in the sun
heat-wave
extremely hot weather that is much higher than average--usually lasts a short time
humid/humidity
moisture in the air
hurricane
a tropical storm with very strong wind and rain
icy
slippery because of ice
lightning
electrical discharge and flash between a cloud and the ground
mild
temperature that is warmer than average(in a cold season)
meteorologist
a person who studies weather patterns
minus/negative
indicates that a temperature is below zero
overcast
no sun is visible
partly cloudy
term often used in a weather forecast to indicate that the skies are sunny and cloudy at the same time
precipitation
rain or snow that falls on an area
puddle
collection of rain water
rain/raining/rainy
water that falls to earth
raindrop
a single measurement of rain
rainbow
a band of colours found in the sky after a rainfall
raining cats and dogs
raining heavily
scorching/a scorcher
extremely hot temperature/a very hot day
season
time of year characterized by certain weather  (Winter,Spring,Summer,Monsoon,Autumn)
shower
quick/light rainstorm
sleet(similar to hail)
rain that freezes as it falls
slush/slushy
snow on the ground that has been rained on
smog
heavy,dark cloud cover caused by pollution
snow/snowy/snowing
frozen water that warms slightly as it falls to earth
snowstorm
large amounts of wind and snow
sun/sunshine/sunny
the gassy star that warms the earth
sunburn
painful red/pink skin caused by being in the sun too long
sunglasses/shades
dark eyewear that protects you from the sun
suntan/tanned
brown/golden skin caused by long periods of sun exposure
sunscreen/suntan lotion
cream that protects your skin from sun damage
temperature
how warm or cold the air is
thermometer
instrument for measuring the temperature of the air
thunder/thunderstorm
thunder is a loud noise after lightning, caused by rapid expansion of air superheated by the lightning
tornado/cyclone
violently spinning windstorm
umbrella
held over one's head and body for rain protection
UV (ultra violet) rays
the damaging rays from the sun
wind/windy
blowing air outside
wind chill factor
when the wind makes the air feel colder than the actual temperature


 

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