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    #1

    It will be sunny at night.

    Is it OK to say "It will be sunny at night."?
    As we basically cannot see the sun at night, it sounds strange to me.

    If we cannot use the word "sunny," what word would be appropriate?

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: It will be sunny at night.

    Where did you find the sentence 'It will be sunny at night'?

    Where I live, and in Japan, too, it's dark at night.

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    #3

    Re: It will be sunny at night.

    If you are planning a trip to the North Pole in summer, then it will be sunny at night.

    If you are in a place where you can't see the sun, then it's not sunny whatever the time of day.

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    #4

    Re: It will be sunny at night.

    "Tonight will be clear," perhaps?

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    #5

    Re: It will be sunny at night.

    'Clear' means 'cloudless'.

    I'm still waiting for shikemoku's reply to my question.

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    #6

    Re: It will be sunny at night.

    I am very sorry to say this, but I found the sentence in an English textbook in Japan.
    I think what the writer tried to tell was that (it is rainy now, but) the weather will be good at night or the weather will be good(or get better) at night.

    Are there any adjectives to use instead of sunny in the below sentence?
    "It is rainy now, but it will be sunny at night."

    I think it strange to use "sunny" when you cannot see the sun in the sky.
    What word would you use instead?

    Thank you in advance.

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    #7

    Re: It will be sunny at night.

    It is rainy now but will be fine tonight.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: It will be sunny at night.

    There are multiple ways of saying it correctly but the one given in the textbook isn't one of them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: It will be sunny at night.

    Just out of curiosity, shikemoku, is it one of those textbooks used at school?

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    #10

    Re: It will be sunny at night.

    It is sunny means "the sun is shining without being obstructed by clouds." That only happens in the daytime. The textbook's author thought that "sunny" was the opposite of "cloudy", but that's incorrect. When it isn't cloudy, you can say ​the sky is clear.
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