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Learn English: Words to describe winter in Australia

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Wet weather conditions.

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Winter means cooler temperatures, rain and sometimes snow. Here are some useful words to describe winter weather in Australia.

When describing the weather, we often use 'it's', the contraction of 'it is'.

There are a number of ways to describe 'wet weather', which refers to rain.

To describe wet weather conditions, there are different words you can use, depending on the amount of rain.

'Drizzle' can refer to light rain. The -ing form is 'drizzling'.

When it is raining very heavily, we can also say that it's 'pouring'.

A black and white image of dark clouds.
Grey skies and cooler temperatures in winter.

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To describe the temperature, when it is cold you can use words such as 'freezing', 'chilly' and 'nippy'.

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