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Canadian Weather Words

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In Canada, we talk a lot about the weather because it changes so much. In Edmonton, the temperature can drop 10 degrees Celsius in an hour. Sometimes it is raining one day and snowing the next. Knowing some of our weather words can help you start conversations with strangers.

Here are a few for you:

  1. Blizzard conditions– snowing and blowing at the same time.
  2. Drizzling – a light rainfall
  3. Flurries – light snow 
  4. Freezing rain– rain that falls and then turns to ice on the ground
  5. Humidity – the amount of moisture in the air
  6. Pouring raining very hard
  7. Raining cats and dogs– raining very hard
  8. Scorching– very hot weather with the danger of receiving a bad sunburn.
  9. Severe storm warning (severe weather watch or warning)– any harsh or extreme weather (usually with high winds) that is predicted in the near future.
  10. Sleet a type of freezing rain that falls in pellets
  11. Wind chill– how cold the weather feels with the combination of wind and temperature

So what is the weather like where you live? Can you use any of these weather words?


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