ground water supplies
/ graʊnd ˈwɔːtə səˈplʌɪ /
It is good to have enough snow in the winter to fill the ground water supplies.
/ dʌl /
Dull weather is very depressing, so it makes most people feel down and moody.
/ flʌd /
When a river is about to flood, people from emergency management organize sandbagging and other protective measures.
/ ˈsʌltri /
Before a storm the weather often gets heavy and sultry, and people tend to become quite irritable.
/ ˈblɪzəd /
Although there are few blizzards in Hungary, you may need emergency supplies in the car in winter in case you get trapped in one.
/ hjʊˈmɪdɪti /
An increase in humidity on hot days can make us very uncomfortable as the weather feels hotter and it is difficult to cool down.
/ ˈavəlɑːnʃ /
It is utterly irresponsible to go skiing when there's an avalanche alert.
/ sliːt /
When driving in snow, sleet or ice you should reduce your speed, increase your distance to other cars, and always brake gradually.
/ ˈslɪp(ə)ri /
The elderly can easily fall and break their bones on slippery pavements in the winter.
/ ˈθʌndəstɔːm /
Thunderstorms can damage TV sets and computers, so people often unplug them as a precaution.
/ brʌɪt /
When the weather is bright, it is sensible to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun's UV rays.
/ ˈəːθkweɪk /
Earthquakes are usually not very severe in Hungary, but as near as the Mediterranean they frequently cause death and serious damage.
/ kəʊld wɔːm frʌnt /
Both cold and warm fronts affect people's ability to concentrate as well as their reaction time.
talaj menti fagy
/ graʊnd frɒst /
In the spring when the snow has melted, ground frost can easily damage some plants and crops.
/ vɒlˈkanɪk ɪˈrʌpʃ(ə)n /
The ash from volcanic eruptions sometimes stops European air trafffic for days.
/ ɛː ˈkʌr(ə)nt /
Warm air currents not only make us feel better in the spring but also help migrating birds fly back to us.
/ hɒt kəʊld drʌɪ wɛt spɛl /
It is always refreshing to have a wet spell when the weather has been hot and sunny for a long time.
/ ʃʌɪn /
Before we learnt about the harmful rays, we thought that going out when the sun shines brightly was healthy.
/ ˈdaʊnpɔː /
Driving in a downpour is dangerous as you can hardly see anything and the car is difficult to control on wet sloppery roads.
/ ˈfɒgi /
It is a very bad idea to ride a bike when the weather is foggy because visibility is quite low, often close to zero.
/ ˈdrɪz(ə)l /
Some say that umbrellas were made for drizzles while other think that using an umbrella in a drizzle is ridiculous.
/ ˈɪndɪən ˈsʌmə /
Indian summers, warm weather and sunshine in the autumn, make people feel happy and friendly, so it is easier to study or work.
/ ˈreɪnfɔːl /
If rainfall is lower than usual, the ground water supplies can run dry, resulting in drought.
tsunami / tidal wave
/ tsuːˈnɑːmi ˈtʌɪd(ə)l weɪv /
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, which hit several countries, was a deadly natural disaster that killed more than 200,000 people.
/ ˈʌɪsɪk(ə)l /
Though icicles hanging down from roofs can look very attractive, they are really dangerous and should be removed as soon as they form.
/ ˈtʃeɪn(d)ʒəb(ə)l /
It is sometimes difficult to decide what to wear in the spring when the weather is quite changeable.
fagy, nulla fok alatti hőmérséklet
/ frɒst /
Sometimes it gets as cold as 20-30 degrees of frost in Hungary, but luckily this doesn't happen often.
/ ˈklʌɪmət /
It is said that due to global warming, the Sahara's desert climate is moving north and may replace Hungary's continental climate.
/ ˈwɛðə ˈfɔːkɑːst /
Though weather forecasts are getting increasingly reliable, a lot of people do not trust them at all.
susceptible to fronts
/ səˈsɛptɪb(ə)l tuː frʌnt /
Most people seem to be susceptible to cold or warm fronts, and there are some unfortunate ones who are susceptible to both.