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Weather in Spanish

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.

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Talking about the Weather in Spanish

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¿Qué tiempo hace?

What's the weather like?

¿Cómo está el tiempo?

How's the weather?

¿Cómo está el clima?

How's the climate?

¿Cómo está por afuera?

How is it outside?

There are a lot of possible answers to that question. Here are the most common ones…

Hace sol.

It's sunny.

Hace calor.

It's hot.

Hace frío.

It's cold.

Hace viento. / Está ventoso.

It's windy.

Está abochornado.

It's muggy.

Hay neblina.

It's misty.

Hace nubes. / Está nublado.

It's cloudy.

Cae aguanieve.

It's sleeting.

Hay niebla.

It's foggy.

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:

Hace mucho frío.

It's very cold.

Hace mucho calor.

It's very warm.

Hace mucho viento.

It's very windy.

When talking about rain you can use the following expressions …

Está lloviendo.

It's raining.

Está lloviznando.

It's drizzling.

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 in Spanish.

Hace mal tiempo.

It's bad weather.

Hace buen tiempo.

It's good weather.

Hace un día soleado.

It's a sunny day.

Hace un día despejado.

It's a clear day.

Hace un día tormentoso.

It's a stormy day.

Here are some words that describe cold, rainy, stormy--unsettled weather conditions…

Un tiempo revuelto

Unsettled weather

Una noche de helada

A frosty night

Una granizada

A hailstorm

Una fina capa de nieve

A light covering of snow

Un huracán

A hurricane

Un trueno


Un rayo

A bolt of lightning

Un chaparrón

A cloudburst

Un viento fuerte

A gale

Una racha

A gust of wind

Now, here’s a fun word you’ll surely use to say “showers”… Chubascos

Chubascos de aguanieve

Sleet showers

Chubascos de nieve

Snow showers

Chubascos aislados

Scattered showers

Here are some few words that describe nice, sunny, beautiful weather conditions in Spanish…

El arco iris


La brisa


La brisa marina


And when you want to say “Nice Weather!” in Spanish…

¡Que clima tan agradable!

What nice weather!

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See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!

Mauricio Evlampieff: Rocket Spanish

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