Talking about Rain : Useful Phrases

We can use the empty subject 'it" when we talk about rain in English.

It is raining.

It's drizzling. (light rain)

It's pouring. (heavy rain)

It's lashing. (heavy intense rain)

It's bucketing down. (very heavy rain)

It's spitting.  (very light rain)

It has been raining all day.

It's been raining on and off this weekend.

It's really coming down out there. (to indicate heavy rain, snow, hail, or sleet)

It looks like it's going to rain.


Some other sentences you can use

Take your umbrella.  It's likely to rain.

It has finally stopped raining.

It is still raining.  But it isn't lighting any more. 

It's been raining non-stop the whole day.

I've had enough of all this rain.

I like the sound of rain hitting the roof.

We are expecting the wet season to start soon.

We were caught in a downpour.

When the rain lets up, we'll go out.  (If bad weather or an unpleasant situation lets up, it stops, or improves.)

When you go out in the rain you get wet.

I forgot my umbrella and got soaking wet.

My clothes are wet from the rain.

It's going to be a wet one today.

It's going to be a wet day.

On my way back, I got soaked in the rain.

I got soaking wet while going to school.

Your clothes are soaking.  Were you out in the rain?

The forecast calls for heavy rain.

There were scattered showers in the southern part of the city.

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