• Italian course for beginners (A1)
  • 1 Greetings in Italian (hello, goodbye, ...) [0/5]
  • 2 How to introduce yourself in Italian (my name is...) [0/6]
  • 3 Asking and telling the time in Italian [0/5]
  • 4 Days of the week, months and holidays in Italian [0/6]
  • 5 How to talk about your family in Italian [0/6]
  • 6 House, rooms, furniture in Italian [0/14]
  • 7 The weather in Italian [0/5]
  • 8 Body parts in Italian [0/12]
  • 9 Clothes in Italian (shoes, accessories, fashion) [0/13]
  • 10 The colours in Italian [0/5]
  • 11 Countries and nationalities in Italian [0/6]
  • 12 Describing someone in Italian (adjectives, body) [0/9]
  • 13 Feelings and emotions in Italian (I love you) [0/7]
  • 14 Food names in Italian [0/9]
  • 15 How to order food at the restaurant in Italian [0/6]
  • 16 Animals and pets in Italian [0/14]
  • 17 Nature in Italian [0/5]
  • 18 School in Italian [0/6]
  • 19 Jobs and professions in Italian [0/6]
  • 20 The city and asking for directions in Italian [0/7]
  • 21 Hobbies and sports in Italian [0/5]
  • 22 Health in Italian [0/5]
  • 23 Wishes and proverbs in Italian [0/4]
  • The weather in Italian

    In this lesson we will learn how to talk about the weather.

    ​Words to talk about the weather (sun, sky, snow)

    ​First of all, here are some important words regarding the weather.

    Italian    English
    Il sole Sun
    La nuvola Cloud
    Il vento Wind
    La pioggia Rain
    L'arcobaleno Rainbow
    La neve Snow
    La grandine Hail
    Il fulmine Lightning
    Il tuono Thunder
    La tempesta Storm
    Il ghiaccio Ice
    Il temporale    Thunderstorm


    How to ask about the weather in Italian...

    To know more about the weather, Il tempo, ask the following question:

    enlightened Che tempo fa (oggi)? What's the weather like (today)?

    Here are a few useful variations.

    Italian English
    Che tempo farà domani? What will the weather be like tomorrow?
    Quanti gradi ci sono? How many degrees are there outside?
    Fa caldo? Is it warm?
    Fa freddo? Is it cold?

    The temperature in Italian

    In Italy we use the Celcius scale to measure the temperature: 0 C° = 32 F°.
    To translate Degree(s) use Grado [centigrado] (singular) or Gradi [centigradi] (plural).

    Italian English
    Ci sono 10 gradi. There are 10 degrees.
    La temperatura è di 1 grado centigrado. The temperature is 1 degree.

    ...and how to answer

    If the weather is nice, then C'è bel tempo. You can use the following expressions:

    Italian English
    Fa caldo It's warm/hot
    C'è il sole The sun is shining
    E' sereno The sky is clear

    If the sky is grey, then C'è brutto tempo, there's a bad weather.

    Italian English
    Fa freddo It's cold
    E' nuvoloso It's cloudy
    C'è vento It's windy
    C'è la nebbia It's foggy
    Sta piovendo
    It rains
    It's raining
    C'è una tempesta There's a storm
    Sta diluviando
    It rains hard
    It's raining hard
    Sta nevicando 
    It snows
    It's snowing
    Si congela It's freezing cold


    Daily dialogue

    Take a look at the following dialogue.

      Italian English
    Claudio Ciao Martina, che tempo farà domani? Hi Martina, what will the weather be like tomorrow?
    Martina Ciao Claudio, domani ci sarà il sole! Hi Claudio, tomorrow will be sunny! (Tomorrow there will be the sun)
    Claudio  Che bello! Oggi piove e c'è il vento, fa molto freddo. Una vera tempesta! How nice! Today it rains and it's windy, it's very cold. A real storm!
    Martina Sì...ieri invece nevicava! Fuori si congelava. Yes...yesterday it snowed instead! It was freezing cold outside.



    Exercise on the weather in Italian - Drag text

    Exercise on the weather in Italian - Flashcards

    Exercise on the weather in Italian - Single choice set

    Exercise on the weather in Italian - Fill in the blanks

    Exercise on the dialogue of the lesson - Fill in the blanks