Monterrey’s weather vocabulary

Monterrey's Weather

Describe el clima de Monterrey a un extranjero con este vocabulario.  / Check out this vocabulary so you can describe the Monterrey’s weather to a foreigner.

Nouns Pronunciation definition Translation
extreme weather   when a weather event is significantly different from the average or usual weather pattern. clima extremoso
dusty /ˈdəstē/ Covered with or resembling dust (fine powder) polvoso/ terroso
arid /ˌsem.iˈær.ɪd/ has little rain but is not completely dry Semi-árido
humid /ˈhjuːmid/ relatively high level of water vapor in the atmosphere húmedo
mist /mist/ a cloud of moisture in the air but very close to the ground, which makes it difficult to see any distance Con neblina / borroso
drizzle /ˈdrizl/ to rain in small drops llovizna
flood /flad/ a large amount of water covering an area that is usually dry Inundación
breeze /briːz/ a light wind brisa
chilly /tʃil/ too cold to be comfortable fresco
foggy /ˈfɒɡi/ a thick cloud of very small drops of water in the air close to the land or ocean, that is very difficult to see through neblinoso
overcast /ˈəʊvəkɑːst/ Sky covered by gray clouds; dull nublado
clear /ˈklir/ without cloud or mist despejado
extremely hot   a period of unusually high temperatures calor extremo
mild /mʌɪld/ not very cold, and therefore pleasant moderado
feels like   sensación térmica
strong north   viento fuerte del norte
moderate /ˈmɒd(ə)rət/ medium or average moderado
high /hʌɪ/ near the top in grade, rank, class etc temperatura máxima
low /ləʊ/ near the bottom in grade, rank, class etc temperatura mínima
degrees Celsius /ˈsɛlsɪəs/ using a scale of temperature in which water freezes at 0° and boils at 100° grados centígrados
degrees Fahrenheit /ˈfar(ə)nhʌɪt/ using a scale of temperature in which water freezes at 32° and boils at 212° grados Fahrenheit

 Rewrite the sentence that could describe Monterrey’s weather using the vocabulary above. Replace the underlined phrase and adapt their structure but don’t change the meaning.

  1. The maximum temperature for today is 35ª.
  2. It’s 5º degrees outside but you perceive a temperature of 2ª.
  3. I can`t go out without my umbrella because there is a small amount of rain falling.
  4. The sky has a lot of clouds that don’t let sun come through.
  5. Roll down the window so the wind can come in and cool us off.
  6. I don’t need a jacket but it’s too cold and I’m cold if I wear short sleeves.
  7. Monterrey has a crazy weather.
  8. There won’t be clouds in the sky today.
  9. The Monterrey-Saltillo highway is full of clouds that don’t let you see ahead. Be careful
  10. It`s raining a lot. Monterrey’s streets will be full of water.

Describe this week’s weather to a co-worker that will visit Monterrey. Help him or her know how to dress.


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