French Words to Know: Weather Vocabulary

French Words to Know: Weather Vocabulary

When traveling or living in a French→speaking country, it’s important to be able to discuss the weather in French. This vocabulary list will help you to do just that, with a range of common weather→related words and phrases.

From sunny and cloudy days to extreme weather conditions, this list has got you covered. So, let’s get started!

  1. weather → le temps
  2. temperature → la température
  3. degree → le degré
  4. thermometer → le thermomètre
  5. hot → chaud
  6. cold → froid
  7. warm → tiède
  8. cool → frais
  9. sunny → ensoleillé
  10. cloudy → nuageux
  11. clear → dégagé
  12. partly cloudy → partiellement nuageux
  13. rain → la pluie
  14. shower → l’averse (f)
  15. drizzle → la bruine
  16. thunderstorm → l’orage (m)
  17. lightning → l’éclair (m)
  18. snow → la neige
  19. blizzard → la tempête de neige
  20. hail → la grêle
  21. wind → le vent
  22. hurricane → l’ouragan (m)
  23. tornado → la tornade
  24. fog → le brouillard
  25. mist → la brume
  26. dew → la rosée
  27. rainbow → l’arc→en→ciel (m)
  28. storm → la tempête
  29. heat wave → la vague de chaleur
  30. cold snap → la vague de froid

We hope this vocabulary list helps you to discuss the weather with confidence in French.

Try to use these words in conversation to practice and improve your French language skills. Bonne chance!

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