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Autumn is here in Chamonix and the colours are changing, as well as the temperature! Its the time of year when everyone is talking about the weather.

This week we give you some essential meteorological vocab and essential phrases to brush up on.

L’automne – autumn

L’hiver – winter

Le printemps – spring

L’ été – summer

L’arc-en-ciel – rainbow

Le ciel – sky

Le froid – cold

Le nuage – cloud

Le soleil – sun; sunshine

Le temps – weather

Le vent – wind

La glace – ice

La météo – weather forecast

La neige – snow

La pluie – rain

La saison – season

La température – temperature

 

Il fait chaud/froid – it’s hot/cold

Il fait beau – it’s a lovely day

Il fait mauvais (temps) – it’s a horrible day

Il y a du brouillard – it’s foggy

Il pleut – it’s raining

Il neige – it’s snowing

Le soleil brille – the sun is shinning

Le vent soufflé – the wind is blowing

Il gèle – it’s freezing

Le ciel est couvert – the sky is overcast

 

Pleuvoir – to rain

Neiger – to snow

Geler – to freeze

Fondre – to melt

 

Ensoleillé(e) – sunny

Orageux(euse) – stormy

Pluvieux(euse) – rainy

Frais (fraiche) – cool

Variable – changeable

Humide – humid