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 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 maximum 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)).

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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.