the temperature will climb up.

Silver

Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
Hi,

I wonder if the following expression is idiomatic in AE:

It has rained for two days and tomorrow the temperature will climb up.

I think perhaps "go up" is even better.

Thanks a lot
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    "Climb up" doesn't sound particularly idiomatic to me, Silver. When I hear weather forecasters talking about rising temperatures, they often say that temperatures will "climb" or "rise", but they don't typically use the phrase "climb up". The direction "up" is already implied by the verb "climb", so "up" is really needless.
     

    Silver

    Senior Member
    Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
    So the following is idiomatic?

    It has rained for two days and tomorrow the temperature will climb.
     

    owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    That sentence looks perfectly normal to me, Silver. It's not the sort of thing that I'd expect to hear in a coffee shop, but it does sound like a normal sentence from a weather broadcast.
     

    Silver

    Senior Member
    Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
    That sentence looks perfectly normal to me, Silver. It's not the sort of thing that I'd expect to hear in a coffee shop, but it does sound like a normal sentence from a weather broadcast.
    Thanks a lot, then, would you please give me an expression which sounds less formal? Which I can use in a coffee shop?
     

    Silver

    Senior Member
    Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
    It's kind of sentence I would expect to hear, and do hear, on the weather report, and yet would probably not be said in a conversation between people that I know.
    So would you please recommend me a sentence that I can use among friends.
     
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