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Changes in the weather

break

verb

if the weather breaks, it changes unexpectedly, and usually becomes worse

break through

if the sun breaks through the clouds, it appears from behind them

brighten up

if the weather brightens up, it becomes sunnier

clear

verb

if the sky or the weather clears, the weather becomes brighter and there are no more clouds, rain etc

clear up

if the weather clears up, the clouds or rain go away

close in

if the weather closes in, it becomes unpleasant

cloud

verb

to become darker because grey clouds are forming in the sky

ease

verb

if bad weather such as wind or rain eases, it becomes less strong

fickle

adjective

weather that is fickle changes often and unexpectedly

lift

verb

if something such as cloud or fog lifts, the weather improves and you can see clearly again

melt away

if ice or snow melts away, it changes into water as it gets warmer

thaw

verb

if the weather thaws, it becomes warmer and causes ice or snow to change into liquid

thaw

noun

a period of warmer weather that causes ice and snow to turn into water

track

verb

if weather tracks in a particular direction, it moves in that direction

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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