Weather in Russian

Want to know some words for the weather in Russian? In this lesson you will learn some Russian 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 Russian before making plans.

Pronouncing the weather in Russian

Какой прогноз погоды на сегодня?

Kakoi pragnoz pagody na sivodnia?

What’s the weather forecast for today?

Какой прогноз погоды на неделю?

Kakoi pragnoz pagody na nideliu?

What’s the weather forecast for this week?

Какая погода?

Kakaia pagoda?

How’s the weather?

Как на улице?

Kak na oolitse?

What’s it like outside?

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

Russian weather vocabulary

Тепло

Tiplo

It’s warm

Холодно

Holadna

It’s cold

Ветер

Vetir

It’s windy

Жарко

Zharka

It’s hot

Солнце

Sontse

It’s sunny

Ясно

Yasna

It’s clear

Пасмурно

Pasmurna

It’s cloudy

Хорошо

Kharasho

It’s nice

Мороз

Maroz

It’s a frost

Сыро

Syro

It’s damp

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

Очень холодно

Ochin’ holadna

It’s very cold

Очень тепло

Ochin’ tiplo

It’s very warm

Очень жарко

Ochin’ zharka

It’s very hot

When talking about rain you can use the following expressions …

Идëт дождь

Idyot dosht’

It’s raining

Ненастная погода

Ninastnaia pagoda

Rainy weather

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

Скверная погода

Skvernaia pagoda

It’s miserable weather

Хорошая погода

Haroshaia pagoda

It’s good weather

Плохая погода

Plahaia pagoda

It’s bad weather

Прекрасная погода

Prikrasnaia pagoda

It’s beautiful weather

Идëт снег

Idyot snek

It’s snowing

Гололëд

Galalyot

There’s ice

Here are some more words that describe certain weather conditions…

Радуга

Raduga

The rainbow

Дождь

Dosht’

The rain

Град

Grat

The hail

Гром

Grom

The thunder

Гроза

Graza

The thunderstorm

Молния

Molnia

The lightning

Землятрясение

Zemlitrisenie

The earthquake

Ураган

Uragan

The hurricane

Температура

Timpiratoora

The temperature

Туман

Tuman

The fog

Наводнение

Navadnenie

The flood

Лëд

Lyot

The ice

Снег

Snek

The snow

Снежинка

Snizheenka

The snowflake

Облако

Oblaka

The cloud

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

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