Weather Vocabulary – (English courses in the Philippines)

IELTS in the Philippines

Sometimes, you cannot fully understand the reports about the weather forecast. Every word is very important when it comes to the emergencies and disasters like typhoons, tornadoes, and a lot more.

To have some idea, read this blog and know the meaning of the words related to the weather.

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Breeze – a gentle wind.

Cirus – a type of cloud which is generally characterized by thin, wispy strands, giving the type its name from the Latin word cirrus, meaning a ringlet or curling lock of hair.

Cloudy – covered with or characterized by clouds; overcast.

Cold Front – the boundary of an advancing mass of cold air, in particular, the trailing edge of the warm sector of a low-pressure system.

Cumulus – a cloud forming rounded masses heaped on each other above a flat base at fairly low altitude.

Cyclone – a system of winds rotating inward to an area of low atmospheric pressure, with a counterclockwise (northern hemisphere) or clockwise (southern hemisphere) circulation; a depression. It is another term for a tropical storm.

East – the direction toward the point of the horizon where the sun rises at the equinoxes, on the right-hand side of a person facing north, or the point on the horizon itself.

Easterly – a wind blowing from the east.

Equinox – the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length (about September 22 and March 20).

Flurries – very light snowfall.

Fog – a thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth’s surface that obscures or restricts visibility.

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Flash Flood Warning – a flash flood warning is issued to inform the public, emergency management, and other cooperating agencies that flash flooding is in progress, imminent, or highly likely.

Hail – a frozen form of precipitation consisting of individual balls or lumps of ice called hailstones, produced from cumulonimbus or thunderstorm clouds.

High Pressure – a condition of the atmosphere in which the pressure is above average (e.g., in an anticyclone).

Humid – with a high amount of water vapor or moisture in the air.

Lightning – a huge natural electric flash between a cloud and the earth or between two clouds.

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Low Pressure – a condition of the atmosphere in which the pressure is below average (e.g., in a depression).

Nimbus – a large gray rain cloud.

North – the direction in which a compass needle normally points, toward the horizon on the left side of a person facing east, or the part of the horizon lying in this direction.

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Overcast – is the meteorological condition of clouds obscuring at least 95% of the sky.

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Partly cloudy – this term often used in a weather forecast to indicate that the skies are sunny and cloudy at the same time.

South – the direction toward the point of the horizon 90° clockwise from the east, or the point on the horizon itself.

Sunny – bright with light from the sun.

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Shower – quick, light fall of rain.

Stratus – cloud forming a continuous horizontal gray sheet, often with rain or snow.

Temperature – is a measure of the warmth or coldness of an object or substance with reference to a standard value. It can be measured in Kelvin (K), Fahrenheit (F), or Celsius (C).

Thunderstorm – a storm with thunder and lightning and typically also heavy rain or hail.

Tornado – violently spinning windstorm.

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Tornado Warning – a tornado warning is issued when a tornado has been spotted or indicated by radar.

Tropical Storm – a localized, very intense low-pressure wind system, forming over tropical oceans and with winds of hurricane force.

Tropical Depression – an atmospheric low-pressure system originating in the tropics, specifically, a tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained wind speed is 38 miles per hour (62 kilometers per hour) or less.

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West – the direction toward the point of the horizon where the sun sets at the equinoxes, on the left-hand side of a person facing north, or the part of the horizon lying in this direction.

Windy – marked by or exposed to strong winds.

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Hopefully, this helps you to understand and expands your vocabulary. To learn more, study the English language at the number one English Proficiency Academy in Cebu, Philippines — the Genius English Proficiency Academy.

 

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