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Vocabulary: Learn about the different types of weather in Italian. What are the names of the different climates in Italian?

Italian Vocabulary: Learn about the different types of weather in Italian. What are the names of the different climates in Italian?

As we all know, when waiting for a train or a bus, or when standing inside an elevator, the most common and safe topic in conversation and small talk is Weather. You need to know the different types of Weather in Italian so that you can discuss on how bad it is or how fantastic it is.

types of Weather in Italian
types of Weather in Italian

Italy is pretty much the same when it comes to people talking about the different types of weather. And of course, people from Italy like to talk about the different types of weather in Italian only.

You need to able to make weather-related observation, ask weather related questions and also be able to understand the answers. It is very important that you understand what to wear in every season and how your outdoor plans in Italy is affected by the weather

To get you ready, here’s a guide for you to learn about some simple Italian weather vocabulary to rely on as you learn Italian. In any case, it can at least help you know what kind of weather to expect outside.

 

How do you say weather in Italian?

  • The Italian translation for “weather” is “tempo metereologico”
  • Italian word for “Climate” is “Clima”

 

What are the different seasons in Italian?

Generally, Italian weather is mild in spring and autumn, cold in winter and warm in summer.

However, the climatic conditions can vary from North to South Italy: in most mountain areas of North and South-Central Italy, winters can be cold or even freezing while summers are cool and breezy.

types of Weather in Italian
types of Weather in Italian

On the contrary, in coast areas, winters are mild, sometimes rainy and windy whereas summers are hot and sweltering.

The hottest Italian cities are usually Bologna, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo and Rome, while the coldest cities are Aosta, Bolzano, L’Aquila, Torino and Trento.

Learn about the vocabulary of all Seasons in Italian with English translation and with example sentences.

English Italian English Sentences Italian Sentences
the season la stagione There are four seasons. Ci sono quattro stagioni.
the spring la primavera Schools are closed during the Spring. Le scuole sono chiuse durante la primavera.
the summer l’estate It is very hot during the summer. Fa molto caldo durante l’estate.
the autumn l’autunno During autumn, it becomes very cold in Italy. In autunno in Italia fa molto freddo.
the winter inverno I like the winter because I like the snow. Mi piace l’inverno perché mi piace la neve.
the rainy season la stagione delle piogge During the rainy season, the frogs are very happy. Durante la stagione delle piogge, le rane sono molto felici.
the dry season la stagione secca During the dry season, carrots are expensive. Durante la stagione secca, le carote sono costose.

 

What are the different weather conditions in Italian?

The seasons are not all that you may talk of. You may have to say that it’s raining or ask if there’s a storm. You may have to deal with hail and mist, fog and frost.

Learn about the most common Weather related vocabulary in Italian with English translation and with example sentences.

different weather conditions in Italian
different weather conditions in Italian
English Italian English Sentences Italian Sentences
hail La grandine Hail is very dangerous. La grandine è molto pericolosa.
sky Il cielo The sky is blue and the sun is yellow. Il cielo è azzurro e il sole è giallo.
fog La nebbia You should not drive in the fog. Non dovresti guidare nella nebbia.
rain La pioggia Will it rain today? No it will rain tomorrow. Pioverà oggi? No, pioverà domani.
rainbow L’Arcobaleno The rainbow is very beautiful L’arcobaleno è molto bello
snow La neve The snow is white. La neve è bianca.
sun Il Sole The sunflower loves the sun. Il girasole ama il sole.
storm La tempesta Dogs do not like storms. Ai cani non piacciono le tempeste.
dew La rugiada The baby licked the dew drops. Il bambino leccò le gocce di rugiada.
wind Il vento It is very windy today. Oggi c’è molto vento.
cloud La nuvola The clouds are grey. Le nuvole sono grigie.
precipitation La precipitazione There will be precipitation today. Ci saranno precipitazioni oggi.
frost Il gelo The frost is slippery Il gelo è scivoloso
freezing point Il punto di congelamento What is the freezing point of water? Qual è il punto di congelamento dell’acqua?
temperature La temperatura The temperature is quite high. La temperatura è abbastanza alta.

 

What are the different Weather related Adjectives in Italian with English translation?

Learn about the most common Weather related vocabulary which can be used as adjectives in Italian with English translation and with example sentences.

different weather adjectives in Italian
different weather adjectives in Italian
English Italian English Sentences Italian Sentences
to flash (lightning) fulmine Lightning  flashes across the sky. I fulmini attraversano il cielo.
to freeze congelare Will the weather freeze the car? Il tempo gelerà l’auto?
to hail grandinare It is hailing and raining outside. Fuori grandina e piove.
to drizzle piovigginare Is it drizzling? Do I need an umbrella? Sta piovigginando? Ho bisogno di un ombrello?
to rain piovere Is it raining in India? Piove in India?
to snow nevicare Why is it snowing today? Its October! Perché nevica oggi? È ottobre!
to melt sciogliere The sun will melt the snow Il sole scioglierà la neve

 

What are the different Weather related adverbs in Italian with English translation?

Learn about the most common Weather related vocabulary which can be used as adverbs in Italian with English translation and with example sentences.

English Italian English Sentences Italian Sentences
cloudy nuvoloso It is so cloudy today. È così nuvoloso oggi.
foggy nebbioso It is foggy outside and I do not want to drive. Fuori c’è nebbia e non voglio guidare.
rainy piovoso The is a rainy day. È una giornata piovosa.
sunny soleggiato It is so sunny and hot. È così soleggiato e caldo.
windy ventoso It is windy in the Sahara desert. C’è vento nel deserto del Sahara.

 

Other very common terms are:

English Italian English Sentences Italian Sentences
cold freddo It is a cold  day. È una giornata fredda.
warm caldo I like warm weather. Mi piace il clima caldo.
hot caldo India is hot. L’India è calda.

 

What are the most common weather related sentences?

You might be happy and warm and cozy inside your office / classroom and someone might ask ,”What is the weather today?” in Italian. You will have to respond in about the weather in Italian.

different weather terms in Italian
different weather terms in Italian

You may speak to hundreds of people and every time the weather becomes a topic of off-hand conversation.  Learn about the most common Weather related sentences in Italian with English translation.

English Sentences Italian Sentences
I’m cold ho freddo
I’m hot Ho caldo
It’s a bit cloudy today Oggi è un po’ nuvoloso
The sun is shining today Il sole splende oggi
How’s the weather today? Com’è il tempo oggi?
 Is it warm?  È caldo?
 Is it cold?  Fa freddo?
 Is it good?  È buono?
 Is it bad?  È male?
 What is the weather forecast for tomorrow?  Quali sono le previsioni del tempo per domani?
How many degrees is it? Quanti gradi è?
 How warm is it?  Quanto è caldo?
 It is nice weather.  È bel tempo.
 It is bad weather.  È brutto tempo.
 The sun is shining.  Il Sole splende.
 It’s windy.  C’è vento.
 It’s snowing.  Sta nevicando.
 Are you too cold?  Hai troppo freddo?
 It’s so humid !  È così umido!
 I’m sweating.  Sto sudando.
 It is beautiful weather.  È bel tempo.
 It is terrible weather.  È un tempo terribile.
 Such lousy weather!  Che brutto tempo!
 It looks like a thunderstorm.  Sembra un temporale.
 It’s great swimming weather!  È un bel tempo per nuotare!

 

Weather Verbs In Italian

Here are the most common verbs to discuss weather in Italian:

Italian English
congelare / gelare to freeze
diluviare to pour
grandinare to hail
nevicare to snow
nevischiare to sleet
piovere to rain
piovigginare to drizzle
schiarirsi to clear up
tuonare to thunder

 

Idioms Related To The Weather In Italian

Do you know Italians use a lot of idioms related to the weather when they talk to each other? Are you curious to find out which ones are the most popular? Let’s see them together!

Italian English
Speriamo che il tempo tenga. Let’s hope the weather holds out.
Piove sempre sul bagnato. When it rains, it pours.
Il maltempo ci perseguita. The bad weather is still with us.
Vedere le stelle To see the stars
·    Piove a catinelle.

·    Piove a dirotto.

·    Piove che Dio la manda!

·    Sta piovendo a secchiate!

·    It’s raining like from the basins. / It’s raining cats and dogs.

·    It’s raining excessively.

·    It’s raining (as if) God sends!

·    It’s raining buckets!

·    Essere al settimo cielo.

·    Toccare il cielo con un dito.

·    To be over the moon.

·    To touch the sky with a finger.

Cielo a pecorelle, pioggia a catinelle. Mackerel sky, not twenty-four hours dry.
Non ci piove! There’s no doubt about it!
·    Si muore dal caldo qui dentro!

·    C’è un sole che spacca le pietre!

·    Fa un caldo da morire!

·    It’s way too hot in here!

·    The sun is splitting the rocks! / The sunshine is hot enough to fry eggs!

·    It’s deadly hot!

Avere la luna storta. To be in a bad mood.
·    Fa un freddo cane!

·    Si muore dal freddo!

·    It’s cold as hell!

·    It’s deadly cold!

Avere la pelle d’oca. To get goose bumps.
Come un fulmine a ciel sereno! Like a bolt from the blue.
Avere un colpo di fulmine. Love at first sight!

 

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