Why is this "il fait froid" (it does cold) and not "il est froid" (it is cold)?
In French, weather is mostly described using the verb "faire." It's idiomatic. In the same sense that we use "avoir" for our age and describing if we're feeling hot or cold.
:D hahaha I feel like a baby when learning a language. Cute mistakes.
No, I am pretty sure SamusErin meant 'frais' which means cool as opposed to cold. Froid.
One extra silent e made a big difference between 'the weather is cool' and 'he makes strawberry'! Lol!