Definition of weather forecast in English:

weather forecast

noun

  • An analysis of the state of the weather in an area with an assessment of likely developments.

    • ‘One doesn't need to look at the weather forecast in Spain or Southern France; you know the sun's going to shine.’
    • ‘An inaccurate weather forecast meant the gritters did not get out in time, and steps will be taken to ensure it does not happen again.’
    • ‘Anyone can tell our weather is changing - you just have to look out of the window or watch a weather forecast on TV.’
    • ‘I've just been watching the weather forecast for the week ahead and it seems we're in for a windy time again.’
    • ‘The Met Office weather forecast for Swindon predicts sun over the weekend, with temperatures dropping.’
    • ‘The weather forecast's good so it should be a great weekend.’
    • ‘After checking the weather forecast I booked a trip for the next morning.’
    • ‘All three have heard the weather forecast on the radio.’
    • ‘They've chosen a good day, as unfortunately the weather forecast for Sunday and Monday is not too promising.’
    • ‘This was inconsistent with the weather forecast and not typical of the local area.’
    • ‘The weather forecast says it is expected to remain cold for the rest of the week and so there must be a possibility that the game will be postponed.’
    • ‘The weather forecast predicts a sunny start on Sunday but showers arriving later in the day.’
    • ‘I'm glad we did that because the weather forecast isn't that great next week.’
    • ‘Firstly, check the weather forecast before you set out and consider if your journey is really necessary.’
    • ‘Given the vagaries of our climate, it is essential to check the weather forecast the week before.’
    • ‘Right now I'm looking at the weather forecast for the rest of the week.’
    • ‘Check the weather forecast before you go, as it's not very rain-friendly.’
    • ‘Even if I hadn't heard the weather forecast I could have guaranteed it would rain.’
    • ‘The weather forecast is predicting heavy snowfall for Monday.’
    • ‘But if the weather forecast is to be believed, there could be a grain of hope.’
    • ‘With such a bleak weather forecast, any considered addition to the ‘green’ debate has to be welcome.’

Phrases

  • weather forecasting

      • ‘The use of radar and other instrumentation helps meteorologists track storms and study rainfall patterns, making weather forecasting more accurate.’
      • ‘A scientist called Vilhelm Bjerknes, who lived in Norway around the turn of the century, was one of a group of experts who first formulated the problem of accurate weather forecasting in terms that we would recognise today.’
      • ‘He created the term anticyclone and pointed out its importance in weather forecasting.’
      • ‘Storm chasing is not only carried out for the purpose of weather forecasting.’
      • ‘Imagine how limited our weather forecasting would be without meteorology satellites.’
      • ‘The 18th century saw many improvements and innovative ideas regarding weather forecasting.’
      • ‘The data will help scientists better understand how sources of local pollution affect air quality, and will improve weather forecasting and climate prediction.’

Pronunciation

weather forecast