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Weather words in German

Weather words and weather-related expressions in German (Deutsch) with English equivalents.

Deutsch English
das Wetter the weather
die Wettervorhersage the weather forecast
Wie ist das Wetter heute? What is the weather like today?
Heute ist es schön The weather is nice today
Was für ein schöner Tag! What a nice day!
Die Sonne scheint The sun is shining
ein Hundewetter bad weather
der Tau dew
der Regen rain
Es regnet It is raining
der Nieselregen drizzle
Es nieselt It is drizzling
der Schnee snow
Es schneit It is snowing
der Hagel hail
Es hagelt It is hailing
der Schneeregen sleet
der Schneematsch slush
Es sieht nach Regen aus It looks like rain
der Frost frost
Es hat getaut The snow has melted / has started to melt
Es hat gefroren It froze
der Niederschlag precipitation
die Wolke cloud
Es ist bewölkt; Es ist bedeckt It is cloudy
Der Himmel hat sich zugezogen Clouds have covered the sky
The sky has become overcast
der Nebel fog
Es ist neblig it is foggy
Es ist trüb It is hazy
der Wind wind
Der Wind weht The wind is blowing; It is windy
der Sturm storm
Es ist stürmisch It is stormy
das Gewitter thunderstorm
der Donner thunder
der Blitz bolt of lightning
Es donnert It is thundering
Es blitzt und donnert There's thunder and lightning
Ich bin in einen Sturm geraten I got caught by a storm
Es ist kalt It is cold
Es ist frisch It is chilly or windy
Es ist kühl It is cool
Es ist angenehm it is a comfortable temperature
Es ist warm It is warm
Es ist heiß It is hot

Idioms for heavy rain

Deutsch English
Es regnet/gießt Schusterjungs It's raining/pouring shoemakers
Es regnet junge Hunde It's raining puppies
Es regnet in Strömen It's raining in streams
Es regnet wie aus Kübeln It's raining like out of buckets
Es schüttet wie aus Eimern It's pouring like out of buckets
Es regnet Bindfäden It's raining twine

Other idioms for heavy rain in various languages

German weather words and expressions supplied by Philip Newton

Hear German words for weather:

Links

More weather words in German
https://www.rocketlanguages.com/german/learn/weather-in-german/
http://joycep.myweb.port.ac.uk/abinitio/chap10-6.html
http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/resources/german/vocabulary-lists/weather/

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