"Gloomy" comes to my mind naturally for God knows what reason. I'm not sure it's appropriate or not. Maybe some even better words or expressions?


Gloomy is a good thought here, as evidenced by the fact that it is often applied to the weather (i.e. gloomy weather) as well as the mood caused by such weather. There's a good reason for naturally thinking of gloomy; it is common in this context.

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    Thanks for editing the question. I've noticed what I didn't put right. – Terry Li Nov 25 '11 at 23:07

No better word than gloomy comes to (my) mind. It just may be you answered your own question already!

"Gloomy weather" is a ubiquitous expression so it's no surprise that it entered your mind so readily.

It is also quite appropriate when you consider its definitions, which Oxford Dictionaries Online gives as:

  1. Dark or poorly lit, especially so as to appear depressing or frightening; and
  2. Causing or feeling depression or despondency.

The first definition is perfect for dark, depressing weather, i.e. gloomy weather, which in turn causes people to feel depressed, i.e. gloomy !

  • I thought of the word probably because of the famous(infamous) song called Gloomy Sunday, which has caused people to commit suicide. – Terry Li Nov 25 '11 at 20:39

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