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

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!

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

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://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/talking-about-the-weather-expressions-with-il-fait

 

Merci, Cécile !

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!

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