As you watch television, listen to the radio, or read the newspaper, you may see la météo (the forecast). Consult Table 1 for common weather expressions.

The following additional terms in Table 2 will help you interpret forecasts as you hear or see them.

Keep in mind that the Centigrade (Celsius) thermometer is used in French‐speaking countries.

  • To convert Fahrenheit to Centigrade, subract 32 from the Fahrenheit temperature and multiply the remaining number by 5/9;. This will give you the temperature in degrees Centigrade.

  • To convert Centigrade to Fahrenheit, multiply the Centigurade temperature by 9/5; and add 32. This will give you the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.

Use the thermometer in Figure 1 as a quick weather reference guide. To ask and receive answers about the temperature, use the phrases in Table .

Figure 1 Centigrade and Fahrenheit.