Should one always use "Il y a" when describing the weather?

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Sagar

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6 February 2019

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Should one always use "Il y a" when describing the weather?

I know certain kinds of weather are expressed with a direct verb, like:

* il pleut

* il neige

* il tonne

But there seems to be multiple ways of describing other kinds of weather, like "it's sunny." I've heard:

* il y a du soleil (which is the example in this lesson)

but also:

* c'est ensoleillé

I've heard both:

* il y a des nuages

as well as:

* c’est nuageux

Are all these versions correct? Is one preferred or in more common use than the other?Thanks!

This question relates to:
French lesson "Talking about the weather with il y a + [noun]"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

6 February 2019

6/02/19

Hi Sagar,

They are all possible and correct... do no forget the use ‘il fait’ also to express the weather as in the following lesson -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/talking-about-the-weather-expressions-with-il-fait

 

Sagar

Kwiziq community member

6 February 2019

6/02/19

Merci, Cécile !

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