BBC Weather: ‘Widespread frost’ hits UK as cold reaches minus region ‘Needed two coats!’
VOCABULARY: BBC WEATHER forecast most of the UK will see sunny skies on Monday and Tuesday but stressed the bright climate would be followed by bitterly cold temperatures, some of which will drop below -1C.
Carol Kirkwood revealed on BBC Breakfast most of the UK will see sunny skies for the next few days with the odd isolated shower in the north. But Ms Kirkwood did want the public to think the sun meant warmer days as in contrast to last week the average temperature range will be several degrees less. She explained widespread frost was expected over the coming days with some areas seeing -1C temperatures meaning a very chilly commute.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Ms Kirkwood warned while the days will be sunny the temperatures would not reflect that.
She explained: “Now the weather today is not too shabby, it is a cold start to the day.
“There’s some frost around but there’s also some sunshine too and it’s feeling chilly.
“Not really surprising, when you consider there’s quite a widespread frost.
“High pressure is in charge of our weather at the moment.
“We’ve got some clear skies, but equally you’ve got a weather front moving southwards, bringing some cloud in across the southeast.
“And another weather front moving across Scotland and Northern Ireland.
“You can see amber colours so not quite as cold for you as it is as we come further south, but a lot of sunshine.”
Ms Kirkwood then revealed some showers could be expected in some parts of the UK.
She added: “Now we’ll catch a few showers across parts of the east coast of England.
“Then into the southeast and the Channel Islands through the day, breezy here.
“We’ve got a front across northern Scotland a bit of cloud for you with some patchy rain or indeed some drizzle.
“You might see a little bit of that getting into Northern Ireland but for the rest of the UK we’re looking at a dry day with a lot of sunshine around.
I. Before your read
Practice weather forecast vocabulary: Please find the correct collocation for the weather terms:
- odd ________ shower
- _______ frost
- _____ skies (have a lot of sunshine)
- _____ skies (have less sunshine)
- _____ commute (regular journey of some distance to and from one’s place of work)
- _____ rain (happening or existing in some areas but not in others)
II. While you read: Select the correct answer for each multiple-choice questions.
1. What can be inferred from the first paragraph?
A. In the near future, there are widespread showers in the north of England.
B. The sunny skies would bring warmer days as usual.
C. People will feel better when travel to work these days.
D. This week temperature will be lower than in last week in some areas.
2. Why will the temperature get higher during sunny days?
A. The weather is too shabby.
B. The days will start with bitterly cold temperature due to widespread frost.
C. People will feel chilly when they go to work these days.
D. There is just a little of sunshine.
3. In the south of England, the yellowish colour on the weather map demonstrates …
A. We will get warmer weather when moving southwards.
B. The north of English has more sunshine than the south.
C. It is cloudier in the southeast areas.
D. The shower will occur more in the south.
4. Northern Scotland will experience …
A. Cloudy and light scattered rains
B. Rainy and cloudy
C. Windy and sunny
D. Frosty in the early morning and sunny during the days.
III. Practice on weather vocabulary: creative tasks:
Write a report of weather forecast in your own country. Share us the map with the weather note.
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