We've just had a heatwave here in the UK! In Cambridge it was over 30 degrees for six days. This might be totally normal in some countries but not here! It's not my favourite weather at all and I'm very glad it's cooler today! This morning we had rain, thunder and lightning!
Keep reading for some useful vocabulary for talking about the weather in summer!
a few days of unusually hot weather
sweltering / scorching / boiling (adj)
a blazing sun
a very hot sun
when there a lot of water in the air and you feel sticky
a measurement of how much water there is in the air
unpleasantly warm and humid
a sizzler / scorcher (n)
a very hot day
a long period of time with no rain
a gentle wind
This is red burnt skin from too much sun.
sunburned / sunburnt (adj)
A sunburnt person has spent too long in the sun and has red skin.
suntan / tan (n)
If you have a suntan, your skin has gone darker in the sun. (to tan can also be a verb.)
If you are tanned, you are brown from spending time in the sun.
(I never get a suntan. I just get sunburn!)
You might also like this post about winter weather.
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