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In this blog I want to help you learn how to use the English idiom, cold snap.
English is full of idiomatic expressions, and cold snap is no exception, of course in different parts of the English speaking world different expressions are used to describe the same thing.
That is why this idiom is called a cold wave in American English and cold snap in the rest of the English speaking world.
Cold snap is an idiom that is used to describe the weather; it simply means a sudden and short period of unusually cold weather.
Cold snap can be used at any time of the year, even in winter, to describe when the weather is colder than is normal for that time of year.
Here is an example sentence you might hear on the weather forecast:
“With the wind coming from the north for the next two days we will see a marked drop in the temperature with lows of minus ten, which is about eight degrees lower than we can normally expect at this time of the year, so wrap up warm and check on older neighbours during the cold snap”.
A cold snap also called a cold wave in American English, is used to describe a short period when the temperature drops lower than normal for the time of year.
Cold snap can be used at any time of the year.
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