Useful Temperature Vocabulary: How to Express Temperature in English

Temperature Vocabulary!!! In this article, we’ll learn some temperature vocabulary and expressions in English. Below are useful temperature vocabulary and expressions you should know.

Temperature Vocabulary

Temperature Vocabulary Words

Here is a list showing temperature vocabulary.

  • Cold: low temperature
  • Hot: high temperature
  • Warm: slightly hot, especially in a pleasant way
  • Cool: slightly cold in a pleasant way
  • Chill: cold
  • Freezing: extremely cold
  • Mild/ Moderate/ Temperate: neither very hot nor very cold
  • Boiling/ Scorching: very hot, often used in negative/ positive contexts
  • Humid: hot and damp. It makes you sweat a lot
  • Muggy: warm and damp in an unpleasant way
  • Stifling: hot and you can hardly breath
  • Sweltering: hot and uncomfortable

Expressing Temperature

  • It’s 35 below zero.
  • It is very hot outside. It is about forty-two degrees.
  • It is over 25oC.
  • The thermometer showed a temperature of –38°C last night!
  • It is very cold today. It is about one degree above zero.
  • It is 5 below.
  • It’s 30 degrees Celsius.
  • It’s a maximum of 45°F in the morning.
  • The temperature inside is plus 10 degrees.
  • The temperature outside is minus twenty degrees.
  • It’s 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • It’s two degrees above zero.
  • The temperature reached 36°C.
  • Water boils at 212°F. (at 212 degrees Fahrenheit) or Water boils at 100 °C (at 100 degrees Celsius (centigrade)).

Examples with Temperature Words

  • She soon conditioned the children to the cold weather.
  • They had to accustom themselves to the hot weather.
  • After you’ve washed your shirt, you have to rinse it twice with clean warm water.
  • I opened the window and filled my lungs with cool fresh air.
  • They survived for four hours in the freezing water before they were finally rescued.
  • There is quite a chill in the air this morning.
  • The area is famous for its very mild winter climate.
  • The chops should be cooked over moderate heat to prevent excessive charring.
  • Although these vegetables adapt well to our temperate climate, they tend to crop poorly.
  • Don’t put boiling water in the glass or it will crack.
  • They were weeding under the scorching sun at this time yesterday.
  • They were not prepared for the humid heat of the tropical forest.
  • The air was warm and muggy, and the top seemed to recede as he approached.
  • It was difficult to work in the stifling heat of the warehouse.
  • The sweltering summer gains numerous poetic and picturesque scenes thanks to green.

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How to Express Temperature in English

Temperature Vocabulary

Last Updated on May 30, 2020

6 thoughts on “Useful Temperature Vocabulary: How to Express Temperature in English”

  1. The Fahrenheit side of the thermometer needs a little bit of re-calibration work. I know very few people who would call 40° F sweltering.

    • How do you know that you are right about your own theory? And also you shouldn’t use your real life name on the internet GENE. But remember I don’t care?!

  2. Your Fahrenheit scale is completely wrong, please fix the graphic. 0C is 32F, but your scale shows 10F. Also the notches are not the same size, 10 C tick-marks should face 18 F tick marks.


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