It's one of Britain's favourite topics of conversation: the weather. Watch this video and see how a weather forecast is made.


This video is part of our Word on the Street series. Word on the Street is an exciting new English Language teaching programme co-produced by the BBC and the British Council.

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What's the weather like where you live? How often do you watch the weather forecast?


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slmp 17 March, 2018 - 18:19

We have four season during the year, which means that we experience both cold and warm periods. It is normally quite rainy here and the temperature is now in March below zero. The wind near the sea might make it feel even colder, especially in the summer. On average the annual precipitation is quite big and it simply rains around the year, in the winter it snows. This year we have actually had quite a lot snow and it has been much colder that it was a few years ago. I usually tend to watch the weather forecast quite regularly because the weather varies quite a lot in my country.

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ALESIA 26 March, 2016 - 14:03

In winter is very cold and it often snows or rains.. but in summer it's very hot and dry... I often watch the weather forecast, so that I can plan the day irrespective of the forecast is.

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Persianman 20 December, 2015 - 15:57

i d like to live in England but tolerate the sultry weather in summer is hard for me? :(
if any one get a e a way to solve it i ll be in London just tomorrow :D

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Lmamr 13 October, 2015 - 11:08

The country where I live . Weather is sunny , hot and sometime dusty.the weather in some part of the country is rain and cold.I rarely watch the weather forecast.

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tiago2014 19 June, 2014 - 18:20

Great video!

So, I live in Brazil, a tropical Country. Today, for example, is raining a lot in my city. But there are a lots of days that is sunny and warm.

In the South of Brazil incredible as it may seem, snow somedays!

I watch The Weather Forecast very often.

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cvetic 6 September, 2013 - 10:00

Hy, I come from Serbia, we have very hot summer , above 40 degrees C. Our winter is cold, sometimes above -15 degrees C , and we have a lot snow . spring and autumn is very rainy and not warm about 15-18 degrees C.
I watch forecast every day , it's very important for me. :-)

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Konstantina 22 May, 2013 - 13:47

I live in beautiful Greece.The weather is the same every day,its sunny and hot.But in Winter the weather is cloudy and the temperature is 15 degrees Celsius.I watch the weather forecasts every weekend.The video was very nice!

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Angelica 17 May, 2013 - 15:26

I live in Turkey...The summer is hot...The winter is warm...
And very good video! Thanks a lot!!!

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Natalija 12 April, 2013 - 11:51

Weather in Serbia is agreeable; summers are warm and I like that, but winters are so cold, that sometimes I'm freezing. I'd like Serbia to have warmer winter, but I can't change that;).
I don't watch weather forecasts at all, I think they make mistakes about their predictions sometimes, and it's boring for me, but when I go to some trip, I usually watch it, to know what kind of clothes to wear.
I like Spanish climate the most.

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begum celebi 8 March, 2013 - 20:44

hi ! British weather is very amazing I live in turkey happening in every season and am very lucky in this respect in turkey

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SangVn 5 March, 2013 - 23:14

In Vietnam it's very different between Southern and Northern. in the North we have 4 seasons spring, summer,autumn, winter but in the south we just have 2 seasons dry season and rainy season. I live in the south of Vietnam and I like the weather there so much, I like warm weather.

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Hanna 24 January, 2013 - 19:20

Hello) I`m from Ukraine. When we learn climate of Grate Britain we said that there is no climate just a weather. Is it true?

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the dreamy girl 21 January, 2013 - 19:29

the weather in bahrain is always the same . it is always sunny and very hot
but sometimes in winter it become cool like this year
i never see snow before...
i really want to see it

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Jerry 17 December, 2012 - 15:23

My experience is that the older you are, the more you are likely to talk about the weather. To say e.g. "it's a bit foggy today, isn't it" is a conversation filler, and it is not much of an interest to teenagers. We have more important stuff to share, like music, films, games, hobbies and photos. I hope, I won't change much when I am older.

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Jonathan - Coor... 18 December, 2012 - 10:01

Hi Jerry! Nice comment and you may well be right. My parents can spend half an hour talking about the weather, especially comparing it to last year and previous years.

Your comment made me think: are there other topics you are more likely to talk about the older you are?

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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etleva hoxha 10 December, 2012 - 16:30

Very good video ..In Albania the weather in summer here is very hot and the temperature is about 40 degrees C.Winters are cold,rainy and sometimes it snows ..

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Ayecha BS 3 December, 2012 - 18:49

The weather in Brazil depend of the region you are, for example I live in Southeast of Brazil and here it isn't too much hot like the northeast or north, but sometimes is very hot in the summer and in the winter too, but sometimes could be a little cold and to be rainy. And just snow in some cities, mainly in south, and it's impossible snow at the north, northeast and midwest.

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