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Weather

from English Grammar Today

Weather is an uncountable noun:

We had nice weather on Monday for our trip to the coast.

Not: We had a nice weather on Monday.

The weather is always hot around the time of my birthday.

If we want to talk about an individual period of weather, we can use spell:

We had a beautiful spell of weather for about a week, and then it rained for two weeks non-stop!

(“Weather” from English Grammar Today © Cambridge University Press. Need grammar practice? Try English Grammar Today with Workbook.)
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