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    Exclamation like (preposition)

    Hello all,

    Do all of these 'it' refer to 'weather'?
    Can we use the expression like this 'the weather feels like...' about weather?
    "It feels like an oven in this room! Open a window."
    "It's hot in this room. It's like an oven!"

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    Re: like (preposition)

    Weather is the current meteorological conditions outside. It's the ensemble of temperature, humidity, precipitation, barometric pressure, and atmospheric conditions. When we discuss how it feels indoors, "it" is a dummy pronoun that doesn't refer to anything.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 03-Nov-2016 at 02:31. Reason: To add the essential "precipitation".
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    Re: like (preposition)

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Can we use the expression like this 'the weather feels like...' about weather?
    It sounds more natural to me to say it feels like rain if you think it will rain than the weather feels like rain.

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