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Clima | Weather Expressions in Spanish

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What are weather expressions in Spanish?

Weather Expressions in Spanish (Expresiones del Tiempo)

Spanish also has many idiomatic expressions. Here is one example:

Hace mucho frío (It makes much cold) - It is very cold

Why is "Hacer" used for weather?

The verb "hacer" literal meaning: to do or to make, and is used to describe the weather.

¿Qué tiempo hace?- How is the weather?

Hace frío.- It’s cold.

Hace calor. -It’s hot.

Hace viento. - It’s windy.

Hace sol.- It’s sunny.

Hace buen tiempo. -The weather is good.

Hace mal tiempo. -The weather is bad.

Hace fresco. - It’s brisk.


Note: Because the idioms use nouns, they are modified by adjectives, not adverbs.

Hace mucho frío -  It’s very cold.


Note: There are also weather expressions that use the verb "hay":

Hay niebla.- It’s foggy.

Hay neblina.- It’s misty.

Hay sol. -The sun is shining.

Hay luna.- The moon is out.

Hay relámpagos.- It’s lightning.

Hay humedad.- It’s humid.

Hay nubes.- It’s cloudy.

Hay lluvias torrenciales.- It’s pouring.

Hay granizo.- It’s hailing.

Hay lloviznas.- It’s sprinkling.


Note: Other weather expressions use the verb " estar" along with an adjective:

Está oscuro.It’s dark.

Está nublado.- It’s cloudy.

Está lluvioso.It’s raining.


Note: Other weather expressions simply use a "single verb":

Llueve. - It is raining. or It rains.
From the verb llover (to rain)

Nieva. - It is snowing. or It snows.
From the verb nevar (to snow)

Truena. It is thundering. or It thunders.
From the verb tronar (to thunder)

Llovizna. - It is drizzling. or It drizzles.
From the verb lloviznar (to drizzle)


Here are some common ways to ask about the weather:

¿Qué tiempo hace? - How is the weather?

¿Qué clima hace? - What's the weather?

¿Cómo está el clima en …? - How is the weather like in …?

¿Cómo está el tiempo? - How's the weather?

¿Cómo está el clima hoy? - How is the weather today?

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