Useful phrases describing weather
(a) The sky and clouds:The high sunlit clouds drifted across a clear blue sky.The sky above was full of tumultuous, dark, ragged clouds.A sky of mackerel clouds, crimson and amber-tinted.It was a grey afternoon with a dull sky threatening rain.A cloud, ominous and black, drifted over the mountain and released a sudden shower.(b) Sunrise and sunset:The sun rose in a pool of crimson and gold, spilling light all over the land and the white clouds.From freezing night, it turned to scorching day as the sun climbed towards its zenith.As the sun set, the few thin strips of clouds on the horizon turned shimmering gold.It was a lovely walk, with the sun setting behind the mountain in a sea of liquid gold.The sunsets have been glorious lately, all rosy and salmon- pink.(c) Lightning and thunder:Thunder came marching from far away with increasing tread.Lightning and thunder raged with fury.A flash of forked lightning and a great clap of thunder came close upon each other.A bolt of lightning tore across the sky and a peal of thunder followed.(d) Wind and rain:The wind was sighing and thrashing in the tree tops and the boughs moaned.The morning was cold and wet with a brisk wind sweeping the rain across the land.A curtain of rain beat down from the heavens.(e) The moon:The moon was abnormally large and it bathed the earth with its luminous glow.
GOOD / BEAUTIFUL WEATHER
The sun shone brilliantly and the water in the pond glittered invitingly.2.
The sun filtered through the clouds, signalling the end of the rain.3.
A golden glow spread across the sky as the sun chased the dark clouds away.4.
The whole landscape was bathed in the warm glow of the rising sun.5.
Palm trees swayed gently in the breeze in the warm tropical sunshine.6.
Fresh air filled my lungs and I felt refreshed and exhilarated.7.
The breath-taking scenery captivated everyone.8.
The pond was bathed in a golden hue by the gentle sunlight and the water was as clear as crystal.9.
The sunlit clouds drifted across a clear blue sky.10.
The sun rose in a pool of crimson and gold, spilling light all over the land and the white clouds.
In Spain, people dress differently according to the season, the place they are going to, and the circumstances. In the coast, because of the mild climate, it is usually not necessary to pack warm clothes; while in the interior, you should dress according to the season. In the interior of Spain, temperatures vary greatly from one season to the next, with very cold winters, and really hot summers. Spanish people don't dress up too much to go out, although of course, it depends on where you are going.
Spain, one of the warmest countries in Europe:
Spain has a predominantly warm Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and winters with balanced temperatures. Here you can enjoy more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. It is no surprise, then, that this is one of the warmest parts of Europe.
When talking of weather, special mention should be made of the Canary Islands. Their special location, facing the coast of Africa, gives them a benign climate with mild temperatures (22ºC year-round average on the coasts), with only small temperature differences between day and night, whatever the season.
Nevertheless, variety is the main characteristic of the climate here, due to Spain’s immense geographical diversity.
So that if you travel to the north, to the Cantabrian coast, you will find a mild climate with high rainfall. Winters are mild and in summer temperatures rarely exceed 25ºC.
However, in the higher parts of the country, the climate is harsher and it is common to see snow from the beginning of winter to the end of spring. This is the case of the Pyrenees, the mountains of Sierra Nevada, the Central and Iberian ranges, and the Cantabrian Mountains, amongst others.