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atmosphere
/ˈætməsˌfɪɹ/
noun
the different types of gases that surround the earth or other planets
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cloudy
/ˈkɫaʊdi/
adjective
having many clouds up in the sky
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to flood
/ˈfɫəd/
verb
to become covered or filled by water
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to freeze
/ˈfɹiz/
verb
(of the weather) to be very cold
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hurricane
/ˈhəɹəˌkeɪnz/, /ˈhɝəˌkeɪn/
noun
a very strong and destructive wind that moves in circles, often seen in the Caribbean
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lightning
/ˈɫaɪtnɪŋ/
noun
a bright flash, caused by electricity, in the sky or one that hits the ground from within the clouds
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to pour
/ˈpɔɹ/
verb
to rain heavily and in a large amount
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rainfall
/ˈɹeɪnˌfɔɫ/
noun
the amount or the event of rain falling in a particular area in a given time
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snowfall
/ˈsnoʊfɑɫ/
noun
the amount of snow that falls from the sky, or the time when it starts to snow during a period of time
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tornado
/tɔɹˈneɪˌdoʊ/
noun
a strong and dangerous type of wind, which is formed like a turning cone, usually causing damage
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avalanche
/ˈævəˌɫæntʃ/
noun
large amounts of snow falling from mountains
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blizzard
/ˈbɫɪzɝd/
noun
a storm with heavy snowfall and strong winds
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drought
/ˈdɹaʊt/
noun
a long period of time when there is not much raining
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forecast
/ˈfɔɹˌkæst/
noun
a prediction of what will happen such as a change in the weather
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typhoon
/ˌtaɪˈfun/
noun
a tropical storm with violent winds moving in a circle, occurring in West Pacific Ocean
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acid rain
/ˈæsɪd ɹˈeɪn/
noun
rain containing a great deal of acidic chemicals, caused by air pollution, which can harm the environment
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centigrade
/ˈsɛntəˌɡɹeɪd/
adjective
related to or using a temperature scale on which water boils at 100° and freezes at 0°
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cyclone
/sɪˈkɫoʊn/
noun
a violent storm with winds moving in circles
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downpour
/ˈdaʊnpɔɹ/
noun
a brief heavy rainfall
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Fahrenheit
/ˈfɛɹənˌhaɪt/
adjective
related to or using a temperature scale on which water boils at 212° and freezes at 32°
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frost
/ˈfɹɔst/
noun
a weather condition during which the temperature drops below the freezing point and thin layers of ice are formed on the surfaces
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monsoon
/mɑnˈsun/
noun
a period in the summer during which wind blows and rain falls in India or other hot South Asian countries
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heat wave
/hˈiːt wˈeɪv/
noun
a period of hot weather, usually hotter and longer than before
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humidity
/hjuˈmɪdəti/
noun
the quality or condition of being humid
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mist
/ˈmɪst/
noun
a thin cloud of tiny drops of water or condensed vapor close to the ground or a water surface
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thunder
/ˈθəndɝ/
noun
the loud crackling noise that is heard from the sky during a storm
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vapor
/ˈveɪpɝ/
noun
extremely small drops of liquid in the air, resulted from the heating of the liquid
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torrent
/ˈtɔɹənt/
noun
a powerful stream of water or other liquid that moves very fast
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to shower
/ˈʃaʊɝ/
verb
to rain or snow as if in a shower
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celsius
/ˈsɛɫsiəs/
noun
Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)
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