Spanish Vocabulary: Let’s Talk About the Weather and Seasons


November 14, 2018

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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.

Ready? Let’s go!

Weather and Seasons Vocabulary

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Spanish Weather Vocabulary

Snowing in Spanish


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.

Está nevando.

It is snowing.

Raining in Spanish


Is it raining? The Spanish word for that is lloviendo.

Está lloviendo.

It is raining.

Cloudy in Spanish


Is it cloudy outside? Don’t let it put a damper on your day! Take it as a chance to say cloudy in Spanish!

Está nublado.

It is cloudy.

Foggy in Spanish


When it’s foggy out, remember to say “neblina” in Spanish!

Hay neblina.

It is foggy.

Breeze in Spanish


This one’s quite easy. To say breeze in Spanish, simply say brisa!

Hay una brisa.

There is a breeze.

Windy in Spanish


Windy in Spanish is called ventoso.

Está ventoso.

It is windy.

Sunny in Spanish


When it’s sunny out, it’s soleado in Spanish!

Está soleado.

It's sunny.

Cold in Spanish


When it’s cold, está frío!

Está frío.

It is cold.

Cool in Spanish


Nothing beats a cool day out. Not too cold, not too warm. Just cool. It’s fresco.

Está fresco.

It is cool.

Warm in Spanish


Feeling warm when you stepped outside? In Spanish, we say caluroso!

Está caluroso.

It is warm.

Hot in Spanish


Some like it hot, some don’t! When it’s hot, you say calor in Spanish.

Hace calor.

It is hot.

Humid in Spanish


How do you say humid in Spanish? You say húmedo!

Está húmedo.

It is humid.

Clear in Spanish


Don’t you just love looking at clear skies? I know I do!

El cielo está despejado.

The sky is clear.

Temperature in Spanish


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.

Snow in Spanish


Do you love the snow? I sure do!

Amo la nieve.

Amo la nieve.

I Love the snow.

Rain in Spanish


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.

Drizzle in Spanish


How do you call a light rain or drizzle in Spanish? You say lloviznar!

Acaba de empezar a lloviznar.

It just started to drizzle.

Wind in Spanish


We’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 in Spanish

Mal tiempo

Bad weather outside? Better stay at home!

Hay mal tiempo hoy.

There's bad weather today.

Good weather in Spanish

Buen tiempo

Want to say “good weather” in Spanish? Say buen tiempo.

Hay buen tiempo hoy.

There's good weather today.

Lightning in Spanish


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.

Thunder in Spanish

Un trueno

After the flash of lightning comes the thunder or un trueno.

El trueno fué fuerte.

The thunder was strong.

Frost in Spanish


Frost in Spanish is escarcha.

La puerta tiene escarcha.

The door has frost.

Dew in Spanish

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.

Extreme Weather Conditions in Spanish

Storm in Spanish


Oh look, a storm’s coming to torment you! La tormenta!

La tormenta se acerca.

The storm is coming.

Hail in Spanish


How about when there’s hail? How do you say that in Spanish? You say granizo!

Está lloviendo con granizo.

It's raining with hail.

Rainstorm in Spanish

Un aguacero

A rainstorm in Spanish is called un aguacero.

La tormenta bloquea el paso.

The rainstorm blocked the pass.

Tornado in Spanish


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.

Hurricane in Spanish


Even the word is already scary! Hurricane in Spanish is el huracán.

El huracán está creciendo rápido.

The hurricane is growing fast.

Flood in Spanish


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.

Earthquake in Spanish


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.

The Different Seasons in Spanish

Summer in Spanish


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.

Autumn in Spanish


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.

Winter in Spanish


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.

Spring in Spanish


Spring 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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About the author 

Janey is a fan of different languages and studied Spanish, German, Mandarin, and Japanese in college. She has now added French into the mix, though English will always be her first love. She loves reading anything (including product labels).

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