Note that this is a Europe focused lesson. Your active focus is Latin America.
Talking about the weather in Spanish
In Spanish, we use hace to talk about the weather:
Hoy hace mucho sol.Today it's very sunny.
Hace viento en la playa.It is windy on the beach.
Hace mucho calor en el desierto.It is very hot in the desert.
Hace 37 grados en el sur del país.It is 37 degrees in the south of the country.
Note, hace sol
literally means it makes sun
so this is quite different to how we talk about weather in English where we use expressions like it is sunny
or it's 30 degrees.
Hace 3 grados afuera.It is 3 degrees outside.
This is the most common way of asking about the weather:
¿Qué tiempo hace hoy?What is the weather like today?
Never use the verb ser to talk about the weather!
See also Using hay, está, or an impersonal verb to talk about the weather in Spanish.
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