beautiful, excellent, fair, fine, glorious, good, great, ideal, lovely, nice, perfect, superb (esp. BrE)
adverse, appalling (esp. BrE), atrocious, awful, bad, dismal, dreadful (esp. BrE), foul, gloomy, grim (esp. BrE), horrible (esp. AmE), inclement, lousy, miserable, nasty, poor, rotten, rough, terrible
hot, humid, muggy, sultry, warm
bright, clear, sunny
reliable (esp. BrE), settled (BrE)
changeable (esp. BrE), fickle, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled
extreme, fierce, harsh, severe, violent, wild
bitter, chilly, cold, freezing, frosty (esp. BrE), icy, wintry
cloudy, grey/gray
damp, rainy, wet
blustery, stormy, windy
autumn (esp. BrE), fall (AmE), spring, summer, winter
unseasonable, unseasonably … , unseasonal (esp. BrE)

a spell of unseasonably warm weather.


I've been enjoying this beautiful weather.


We've had great weather all week.


Deciding to brave the weather, he grabbed his umbrella and went out.

forecast, predict

I checked the weather this morning.

clear, clear up, improve, warm up

We'll go just as soon as this weather lets up.

hold, hold out (BrE), hold up, keep up

If the weather holds out we could go swimming later.


Bad weather threatened.

break, deteriorate, worsen

It was sunny until the weekend, but then the weather broke.

become sth, get sth, turn sth

Next day the weather turned cold.

look sth

The weather looks beautiful today.

remain sth, stay sth
close in (esp. BrE), set in

The weather closed in and the climbers had to take shelter.

I wanted to mend the roof before the cold weather set in.


According to the forecast, there is a lot more wet weather to come.

allow, permit

I sat outside as often as the weather allowed.

We're having a barbecue next Saturday, weather permitting.

(You cannot say ‘weather allowing’.)
prevent sth

Stormy weather prevented any play in today's tennis.

let sb down (BrE)
bring sth out

The fine weather brings out butterflies.


The plane crashed into the sea in adverse weather conditions.

patterns, system

the effects of global warming on the world's weather patterns

Atlantic weather systems

forecast, report
data, information, records

an increase in extreme weather events

satellite, station
chart, map
a change in the weather

We hadn't bargained for such a dramatic change in the weather.

in all weather (esp. AmE), in all weather conditions, in all weathers (BrE), whatever the weather

The lifeboat crews go out in all weather(s).

He swims in the sea every day, whatever the weather.

the vagaries of the weather (BrE), the vagaries of weather (AmE)

She packed to cope with the vagaries of New York's weather.

1 pass safely through sth
successfully, well

Their company had weathered the recession well.

manage to (figurative)

The company has managed to weather the storm.

2 change in appearance because of the sun/air/wind

Some of the stone has weathered badly.

Weather is used with these nouns as the object: ↑crisis, ↑downturn, ↑recession, ↑storm

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