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  • Well, hello and welcome to this English lesson where I'm going to help you learn how to describe a windy day in English.

  • It certainly is windy out here today in Ontario, Canada, and I thought this would be a great day to do a lesson just like this one.

  • [How to Describe a Windy Day in English.]

  • Well, hello and welcome to this English lesson about how to talk about a windy day in English.

  • Before we get started, though, if this is your first time here, don't forget to click that red subscribe button over there, and give me a thumbs up if this video helps you learn just a little bit more English.

  • Well, it certainly is a windy day.

  • So, let's start with the basics.

  • When it's windy, you say, "It's windy outside," or you say, "It's a windy day."

  • Those are the basic phrases that we would use to describe a day when the wind is blowing like this.

  • It's certainly more than a breeze today.

  • A "breeze" is a nice, gentle wind that's very pleasant, and it's nice when there's a breeze on a hot summer day.

  • But right now it's so windy that I needed "to get out of the wind."

  • I'm actually sitting in a place right now beside my shed so that the wind can't hit me.

  • So I needed "to get out of the wind" because it's definitely more than a "breeze."

  • Even though we have high winds today, though, I wouldn't call this a "windstorm."

  • I don't expect there to be any "wind damage" later today.

  • It's simply a really, really windy day.

  • If it was a "windstorm," the wind would be so strong that it would cause damage to buildings, or it might even make trees fall over or "topple" over.

  • If we see wind damage from the wind, it's usually because we've had a windstorm, a time when the wind is so strong that it causes lots of damage.

  • Here in Ontario, Canada, we measure wind speed in kilometers per hour.

  • I'm guessing that the wind is blowing at about 30 or 40 kilometers per hour right now, but let's look at the weather forecast.

  • The weather forecast for today says this: "Wind southwest 30 kilometers per hour gusting to 70 kilometers per hour."

  • A 30 kilometer per hour wind isn't too bad.

  • At 70 kilometers per hour, things start to move quite a bit in the wind.

  • If the wind speed was over 100 kilometers per hour, we would start to see wind damage and we would probably call it a windstorm.

  • But there were two other things I wanted to mention about this weather forecast.

  • When the wind is southwest, it means it's coming from the southwest.

  • When we say that the wind is "gusting" to 70 kilometers per hour, it means that the wind is a fairly constant 30 kilometers per hour.

  • But every once in a while, the wind goes fast for a little bit.

  • It goes faster, up to 70 kilometers per hour.

  • Wind gusts are what can really do damage.

  • In fact, my camera almost fell over earlier because there was a gust of wind when I was out by the wheat field.

  • That was a little scary.

  • When we talk about "wind direction," we of course use north, east, south, and west, but we also use the words "northerly," "easterly," "southerly," and "westerly."

  • So in the winter, we have a lot of north winds.

  • We have a lot of northerly winds.

  • We have a lot of winds that come from the north, and that's one of the reasons why Canada is so cold.

  • So, when we talk about the direction of the wind, when you read it in a weather forecast, they're talking about where the wind is coming from.

  • So today when it says that the wind is southwest, it means the wind is coming from the southwest.

  • And definitely in the winter, when the north wind blows, when we have a northerly wind, it is extremely cold here.

  • One thing I like to do on a windy day is I like to watch the trees "sway" in the wind.

  • In English, the verb "sway" means to kind of move back and forth in a gentle way.

  • Certainly on a windy day, we see a lot of trees "swaying" in the wind.

  • One of the things I don't like about a windy day, especially a windy night, is when the wind whistles.

  • When the wind is very, very strong, sometimes you can hear the wind whistle, and that could make it really hard to sleep at night.

  • I certainly don't like it when the wind is strong at night and you can hear the wind whistling.

  • Another thing interesting about the wind is that when you walk into the wind, when you are walking into a "headwind," it's very, very difficult to walk.

  • When you ride a bicycle into the wind, into a "headwind," a wind that's coming towards you, it's very, very difficult to pedal.

  • But when you are walking with the wind, when you "have the wind at your back," sometimes you go a lot faster and it's a lot easier.

  • Certainly, when you are on a bicycle and you "have a wind at your back" or when "the wind is at your back," when you have a tailwind, it's a lot easier to pedal when you're going down the road.

  • Well thank you for watching this English lesson on how to describe a windy day in English.

  • I certainly hope the wind "dies down" later.

  • That's the last phrase I wanted to teach you.

  • On a windy day, um, at some point, the wind will "die down."

  • The wind will blow a little more softly, a little more slowly, and it will just become a lot easier to do things outside, like make English lessons.

  • By the way, if this is your first time here, don't forget to click that red subscribe button over there, and give me a thumbs up if this video helped you learn just a little bit more English.

  • And if you have a bit more time, why don't you stick around and watch another English lesson?

Well, hello and welcome to this English lesson where I'm going to help you learn how to describe a windy day in English.

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