Weather in Spanish

Is it going to rain…?

Can you talk about the weather in Spanish? In this free audio lesson you’ll learn tons of Spanish words - from sunshine to snow and everything in between.

Whether you’re traveling in a Spanish-speaking country or heading somewhere closer to home, the Rocket Spanish team will teach you how to ask about the climate and the current weather conditions in Spanish.

Talking about the Weather in Spanish

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¿Cómo está el tiempo?
How's the weather?
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¿Qué tiempo hace?
What's the weather like?
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¿Cómo está por afuera?
How is it outside?
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¿Cómo está el clima?
How's the climate?
There are a lot of possible answers to that question. Here are the most common ones…

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Hace sol.
It's sunny.
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Hace calor.
It's hot.
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Hace frío.
It's cold.
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Hace viento. / Está ventoso.
It's windy.
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Está abochornado.
It's muggy.
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Hay neblina.
It's misty.
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Hace nubes. / Está nublado.
It's cloudy.
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Cae aguanieve.
It's sleeting.
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Hay niebla.
It's foggy.
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Hay humedad.
It's humid.
You can use the word “mucho” (very) for all of the above phrases to emphasize that it’s not just cold or warm, but very cold or very warm.

For example:

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Hace mucho frío.
It's very cold.
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Hace mucho calor.
It's very warm.
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Hace mucho viento.
It's very windy.
When talking about rain you can use the following expressions …

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Está lloviendo.
It's raining.
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Está lloviznando.
It's drizzling.
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Está lloviendo a cántaros.
It's raining cats and dogs.
For a farmer rain might be all he needs, whereas a soccer team might be hoping for a sunny day. Here are some more common phrases that describe the weather.

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Hace mal tiempo.
It's bad weather.
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Hace buen tiempo.
It's good weather.
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Hace un día soleado.
It's a sunny day.
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Hace un día despejado.
It's a clear day.
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Hace un día tormentoso.
It's a stormy day.
Here are some words that describe cold, rainy, stormy – unsettled weather conditions…

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Un tiempo revuelto
Unsettled weather
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Una noche de helada
A frosty night
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Una granizada
A hailstorm
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Una fina capa de nieve
A light covering of snow
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Un huracán
A hurricane
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Un trueno
Thunder
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Un rayo
A bolt of lightning
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Un chaparrón
A cloudburst
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Un viento fuerte
A gale
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Una racha
A gust of wind
Now, here’s a fun word you’ll surely use to say “showers”…Chubascos…

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Chubascos de aguanieve
Sleet showers
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Chubascos de nieve
Snow showers
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Chubascos aislados
Scattered showers
Here are some few words that describe nice, sunny, beautiful weather conditions…

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El arco iris
Rainbow
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La brisa
Breeze
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La brisa marina
Seabreeze
And when you want to say “Nice Weather!” in Spanish…

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¡Que clima tan agradable!
What nice weather!

Mauricio
Mauricio Evlampieff
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