The article says (if I understand correctly) that neither "Il fait soleil" nor "Il fait du soleil" is the proper way to say "It's sunny". So, what is the correct way?
You will hear,
'il fait (du) soleil' in France you can also say -
Il fait beau which often is seen as meaning that the sun is out
Le soleil brille
The word sunny is 'ensoleillé' but doesn't translate directly. You cannot say,
'il fait ensoleillé'
You could say, 'c'est une belle journée ensoleillée'
Hope this helps!
I think the lesson considers "Il y a du soleil" to be the proper way, which is given in the companion lesson:
Talking about the weather in French - il y a + [nom]
II y a du soleil
Il fait beau
il fait chaud
il y a du soleil
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