The weather is usually a go-to topic for small talk. So when you’re learning Spanish, you better learn all about Spanish weather vocabulary, too!
In this article, let’s take a look at weather and seasons vocabulary in Spanish. Plus, a bit of easy examples on how you can use them in sentences.
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Don’t you just love it when it snows? Yeah, until it’s too much, that is. To say snowing in Spanish, you say nevando.
It is snowing.
LloviendoIs it raining? The Spanish word for that is lloviendo.
It is raining.
Is it cloudy outside? Don’t let it put a damper on your day! Take it as a chance to say cloudy in Spanish!
It is cloudy.
When it’s foggy out, remember to say “neblina” in Spanish!
It is foggy.
This one’s quite easy. To say breeze in Spanish, simply say brisa!
Hay una brisa.
There is a breeze.
Windy in Spanish is called ventoso.
It is windy.
When it’s sunny out, it’s soleado in Spanish!
When it’s cold, está frío!
It is cold.
FrescoNothing beats a cool day out. Not too cold, not too warm. Just cool. It’s fresco.
It is cool.
Feeling warm when you stepped outside? In Spanish, we say caluroso!
It is warm.
Some like it hot, some don’t! When it’s hot, you say calor in Spanish.
It is hot.
How do you say humid in Spanish? You say húmedo!
It is humid.
Don’t you just love looking at clear skies? I know I do!
El cielo está despejado.
The sky is clear.
Now here’s another easy one. Just replace the e with an a and you’ve got temperatura.
La temperatura esta bien.
The temperature is good.
Do you love the snow? I sure do!
Amo la nieve.
I Love the snow.
The rain sometimes bring complicated feelings in people. Some love it while some feel an intense sadness. Which one are you?
La lluvia está fuerte.
The rain is strong.
How do you call a light rain or drizzle in Spanish? You say lloviznar!
Acaba de empezar a lloviznar.
It just started to drizzle.
VientoWe’ve already talked about windy. Now let’s learn what wind is in Spanish. It’s viento.
Hay mucho viento hoy.
There's a lot of wind today.
Bad weather outside? Better stay at home!
Hay mal tiempo hoy.
There's bad weather today.
Buen tiempoWant to say “good weather” in Spanish? Say buen tiempo.
Hay buen tiempo hoy.
There's good weather today.
A lightning can be both beautiful and scary at the same time. The Spanish call it relámpago.
El Relámpago es rapido.
The Lightning flash is fast.
After the flash of lightning comes the thunder or un trueno.
El trueno fué fuerte.
The thunder was strong.
Frost in Spanish is escarcha.
La puerta tiene escarcha.
The door has frost.
El rocío / el sereno
Dew in Spanish is el rocío or el sereno. It is also an adjective that means serene. Doesn’t dewy grass look serene though?
El rocío es un fenómeno físico-meteorológico.
Dew is a physical-meteorological phenomenon.
TormentaOh look, a storm’s coming to torment you! La tormenta!
La tormenta se acerca.
The storm is coming.
GranizoHow about when there’s hail? How do you say that in Spanish? You say granizo!
Está lloviendo con granizo.
It's raining with hail.
A rainstorm in Spanish is called un aguacero.
La tormenta bloquea el paso.
The rainstorm blocked the pass.
Tornado is also tornado in Spanish. Easy peasy. Just the word though, not the weather condition.
El Tornado destruyó todas las casas.
The Tornado destroy all the houses.
Even the word is already scary! Hurricane in Spanish is el huracán.
El huracán está creciendo rápido.
The hurricane is growing fast.
The key here is to remember that when you’re “inundated” with something, you’re also flooded, right? in Spanish, a flood is inundación.
Hubo una inundación en mi casa.
There was a flood in my house.
Afraid of earthquakes? You have every reason to be! In Spanish, we call it terremoto.
El terremoto rompió el edificio.
The earthquake broke the building.
Summertime! The time when vacations are aplenty and the beaches are crammed with people. It’s called verano in Spanish.
En verano la gente va a la playa.
In summer people go to the beach.
When the leaves change colours and schools reopen, it’s autumn season once again. In Spanish, it’s called otoño.
En otoño está nublado.
In autumn it's cloudy.
Time to bundle up--winter is here! The Spanish refer to it as invierno.
En invierno hace mucho frío.
In winter it's very cold.
PrimaveraSpring is in the air! Flowers are in bloom and trees are vibrant in green. It’s primavera in Spanish!
En primavera la gente va de picnic.
In spring the people go on a picnic.
There you have it, Spanish words related to weather and seasons.
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