bad weather


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Noun1.bad weather - weather unsuitable for outdoor activitiesbad weather - weather unsuitable for outdoor activities
atmospheric condition, weather, weather condition, conditions - the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; "they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"
raw weather - unpleasantly cold and damp weather
storminess - the state of being stormy; "he dreaded the storminess of the North Atlantic in winter"
cloud cover, cloudiness, overcast - the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
turbulence - instability in the atmosphere
good weather - weather suitable for outdoor activities
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The beginning of this voyage was very prosperous: we were neither annoyed with the diseases of the climate nor distressed with bad weather, till we doubled the Cape of Good Hope, which was about the end of May.
I never met anybody personally concerned in this affair, the interest of which for us was, of course, not the bad weather but the extraordinary complication brought into the ship's life at a moment of exceptional stress by the human element below her deck.
Here everything was done that could be devised for their entertainment during three days that they were detained by bad weather.
The jaguar is a noisy animal, roaring much by night, and especially before bad weather.
On the other hand, in every letter I urge you to be more careful of yourself, and to wrap up yourself warmly, and to avoid going out in bad weather, and to be in all things prudent.
The captain and his companions had suffered dreadfully from hunger and bad weather before reaching the Ugogo country.
The fair gentleman, seeing the signs of bad weather, desired to remain in Mr.
This question disposed of, Kate communicated her uncle's desire about the empty house, to which Mrs Nickleby assented with equal readiness, characteristically remarking, that, on the fine evenings, it would be a pleasant amusement for her to walk to the West end to fetch her daughter home; and no less characteristically forgetting, that there were such things as wet nights and bad weather to be encountered in almost every week of the year.
For the man that prophesies us bad weather, on the contrary, we entertain only bitter and revengeful thoughts.
I had not such bad luck in this voyage as I had been used to meet with, and therefore shall have the less occasion to interrupt the reader, who perhaps may be impatient to hear how matters went with my colony; yet some odd accidents, cross winds and bad weather happened on this first setting out, which made the voyage longer than I expected it at first; and I, who had never made but one voyage, my first voyage to Guinea, in which I might be said to come back again, as the voyage was at first designed, began to think the same ill fate attended me, and that I was born to be never contented with being on shore, and yet to be always unfortunate at sea.
She did not think herself a genius by any means, but when the writing fit came on, she gave herself up to it with entire abandon, and led a blissful life, unconscious of want, care, or bad weather, while she sat safe and happy in an imaginary world, full of friends almost as real and dear to her as any in the flesh.
But that doesn't take into account bad weather, contrary winds, shipwrecks, railway accidents, and so on.