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03 / 03 / 2005

COLD SNAP: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today's expression is: cold snap It means: a period of exceptionally cold weather, like the one we are having now. Example 1: The cold snap is due to a front of cold air from Siberia and it's going to last about a week. Example 2: The country is going through a cold snap at the moment, with temperatures below zero. Example 3: There's a cold snap coming, so make sure you dress warmly when you go outside. Be Careful! We do NOT say "a hot snap" to refer to a period of exceptionally hot weather. We use the expression heat wave. Example 4: Temperatures were over 30 degrees Celsius during the last heat wave. If you have any questions about these weather expressions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I hope you have a productive day. Try to stay warm!


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