Weather in Portuguese

Want to know some words for the weather in Portuguese? In this lesson you will learn some Portuguese words for weather and how to talk about the conditions.

Is it going to rain, snow, or hail? Will the sun shine all day? Will it be a great day for going to the beach or shall we go to the art gallery instead? You might want to ask about the weather in Portuguese before making plans.

Pronouncing weather in Portuguese

Let's look at weather questions

Qual é a previsão do tempo para hoje?

What’s the weather forecast for today?

Qual é a previsão do tempo para esta semana?

What’s the weather forecast for this week?

Como está o tempo?

How’s the weather?

Como está o tempo lá fora?

What’s it like outside?

There are a lot of possible answers to that question. Here are the most common responses…

Portuguese weather vocabulary

Está agradável

It’s warm

Está frio

It’s cold

Está ventando

It’s windy

Está quente

It’s hot

Faz sol

It’s sunny

Está claro

It’s clear

Está nublado

It’s cloudy

Faz bom tempo

It’s nice

Está gelado

It’s icy

Está úmido

It’s humid

You can use the word muito (very) for all of the above phrases to emphasize that it’s not just cold or warm, but very cold or very warm. For example:

Está muito frio

It’s very cold

O tempo está muito agradável

It’s very warm

Está muito quente

It’s very hot

Está muito gelado

It’s very icy

When talking about rain you can use the following expressions …

Está chovendo

It’s raining

(O tempo) está chuvoso.

It’s rainy

For a farmer, rain might be all he needs, whereas a soccer team might be hoping for a sunny day. Here are some more common answers:

O tempo está terrível

It’s miserable weather

O tempo está bom

It’s good weather

O tempo está mau

It’s bad weather

Faz um tempo ótimo

It’s beautiful weather

If you are planning to travel to North of Portugal, or even to the Southern states in Brazil, you’d be surprised to know that it actually snows in those places during the winter time. And you just might need to learn the next two sentences:

Está nevando

It’s snowing

Está geando

It’s frosty

Here are some more words that describe certain weather conditions…

O arco-íris

The rainbow

A chuva

The rain

O granizo

The hail

O trovão

The thunder

A tempestade

The thunderstorm

O raio

The lightning

O terremoto

The earthquake

O furacão

The hurricane

A temperatura

The temperature

A neblina

The fog

A enchente

The flood

A inundação

The flood

O gelo

The ice

A neve

The snow

O floco de neve

The snowflake

A nuvem

The cloud

That’s it for today’s lesson. I hope you enjoyed it.

Tchau!

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