Lemn Sissay's Challenges

Day 4 – Internal Weather Forecast


Today’s challenge is from Charlotte!

“My name is Charlotte. I am from Germany. I love English poetry. Poetry reminds us that our experience of the elements and of our emotions bear some resemblance. Taking a moment to compose an internal weather report is not only fun, prompting us to play with language and imagery, but may also help us to get to know our feelings better.”


Make your own internal weather report or forecast. We look at weather reports to learn about what’s happening in our area, and to help plan our days. But what about our emotional weather?

What is your personal temperature? Are you feeling frosty, or sunny and warm? Any gale force wind blowing in your direction? What about your personal sky – is it overcast, bursting with rainbows or clear and crisp?

You could take some inspiration from weather reports on the news or online!

Here’s Charlotte telling you all about her challenge ‘Internal Weather Forecast’ Find the full transcript of the video by clicking here.


Charlotte asks “Can you – at least to some extent – make your own weather?” What would you like your ‘weather’ to be like at the end of today?


Join the conversation online by using the hashtags #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists, and tag us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

Get your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours involved by sharing your weather with them.