Tenki-The Japanese word for weather.

1. Sunny– Hare (はれ or 晴れ)

2. Rainy– Amefuri (あめふり or 雨降り)

3. Cloudy– Kumori (くもり or 曇り)

4. Overcast– Amagumori (あまぐもり or 雨曇り)

5. Windy– Kaze (かぜ or 風)

6. Hot– Atsui(あつい or 暑い) Just remember that the kaji used for hot (weather) and hot (objects) are different.

7. Cold– Samui (さむい or 寒い)

8. Cool– Suzushi (すずしい or 涼しい)

9. Humid– Jimejime (じめじめ)

10. Dry– Hideri (ひでり or 日照り)

11. Rain– Ame (あめ or 雨)

12. Downpour– Za-Za- (ざーざー)

13. Drizzle– Konukame (こぬかめ or 小糠雨)

14. Sleet– Mizore (みぞれ or 霙)

15. Ice & Snow– Hyousetsu (ひょうせつ or 氷雪)

16. Thunderstorm-Raiu (らいう or 雷雨) 

17. Thunder– Kaminari (かみなり or 雷) Generally this word is used to refer to both thunder and lightning.

18. Lightning– Inazuma (いざぬま or 稲妻) Refers to a flash of lightning, but kaminari is the more common term I think.

19. Temperature– Kion (きおん or 気温)

20. Typhoon– Taifu (たいふ or 台風) This term can be used for both typhoons and hurricanes.

21. Tornado– Tatsumaki- (たつまき or 竜巻) Just think Street Fighter 2, Ryu and Ken 🙂

22. Accumulate– Tsumoru- (つもる or 積もるYou can use this when you talk about snow accumulating on the ground.

23. Precipitation or Rainfall-Kosui (こうすい or 降水)

24. Flood– Kosui (こうすい or 洪水) Same word but different kanji. Japanese is like that sometimes.

25.Rainbow– Niji. (にじ or 虹)

Let’s do a quick brush up on the four season names, too, because they’re pretty important and they’re related.

Winter– Fuyu (ふゆ or 冬)
Spring-Haru (はる or 春)
Summer-Natsu (なつ or 夏)
Fall-Aki (あき or 秋)