Talk about the weather in Spanish

How do you talk about the weather in Spanish?

How do you say, “How is the weather?” in Spanish?

Simple! ¿Cómo está el clima?

But that’s just the beginning of the conversation! What about all of the rest? Kind of important, isn’t it? Talking about the weather is an important skill in Spanish because it allows you to get to know someone while discussing a neutral topic without the risk of putting your foot in your mouth or inadvertently making a huge faux pas.

This question also leads to other questions, such as appropriate clothing. Will you need pantalones (pants) or will calzones (shorts) be enough? Is it necessary to wear a chaqueta or will you be fine in just a camiseta (t-shirt)? Manga corta (short sleeves) or manga larga (long sleeves)? Many of these answers can be determined by el clima (the weather), which of course largely depends on la temporada (the season). Here is a quick guide to the seasons and some more terminology associated with each:

The Seasons and Related Expressions in Spanish

Verano (summer)

Describe summer weather

hot – caliente

It’s hot –  Hace calor      

It’s very hot –  Hace mucho calorBeautiful tropical beach sea ocean around coconut palm tree at sunset or sunrise for vacation travel background


It’s humid – Está húmedo

It’s very humid – Está muy húmedo


It’s dryEstá seco

It’s very dryEstá muy seco


It’s sunnyEstá soleado

It’s very sunnyEstá muy soleado

Attire for the summer


bathing suit  – traje de baño


skirt – falda

Otoño (fall)

Describe fall (autumn) weather

chillyfrescoPicture representing fall. Hand-drawn pictures of leaves and acorns.

It’s chilly – Está fresco

It’s very chillyEstá muy fresco


It’s pleasantEstá agradable

It’s very pleasant  – Está muy agradable

rain – lluvia

rainy – lluvioso

It’s rainy – Está lluvioso

It’s very rainyEstá muy lluvioso


It’s mildEstá templado

It’s very mildEstá muy templado

Attire for the fall (autumn)

hoodie – sudadera


shoes – zapatos


Invierno (Winter)

Describe winter weather



It’s coldHace frío

It’s very coldHace mucho frío


It’s freezingEstá friecismo


It’s cloudyEstá nublado

It’s very cloudy – Está muy nublado

Attire for winter weather 



gloves – guantes


boots –  botas

Primavera (Spring)

Describe summer  weather


It’s a beautiful day.El día está hermoso/bonito.


It’s a nice day – Hace buen día


It’s perfect – Está perfecto

Attire for summer weather 


sunglassesgafas de sol

For any of the seasons, if you’d like to emphasize just how hot, cold, ugly or beautiful the day is, a simple “Que” before the adjective will do the trick. ¡Que calor! ¡Que frio! ¡Que feo! ¡Que hermoso! is enough to tell your new Spanish-speaking friend how you feel about the weather. If you’re not sure about the day’s forecast and would like to find out , you can ask “¿Cómo está la temperatura?” This translates to “How is the temperature?” Hopefully your answer will be “Hace 25 grados” (It’s 25 degrees) and not “Hace 5 grados”. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather wear a camiseta than an abrigo. You can also ask a more general question  – “¿Cómo está el clima?” (“How is the weather?”).

We hope that in your case, there are many more “¡Qué hermoso!and “El día está soleado” than “¡Qué feo! or “Está lluvioso”. At Ciao Languages, we hope all your days are sunny, but even if they’re rainy, it’s good to be familiar with as many weather terms as possible. After all, it’s the one topic that we all discuss daily and the one where you’re guaranteed not to offend anyone. 

So…¿cual es tú temporada favorita? Mine is summer. ¿Hace buen día hoy? Did you say it’s a nice day today? That’s great. ¡Que bien!

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