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On the singular vs plural aspects of "who"

In a question like this one, for example, Who have/has come? Is the word "who" singular or plural? Or is it both plural and singular? I have heard it’s plural. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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"What is the weather today?" or "How is the weather today?"

If I want to ask about the weather today whether is cold or hot, worm or cloudy or foggy, rainy or snowy etc. What should I choose of these two (or may be there's another way)? "What's the weather ...
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How many people are (there) in your family?

I wonder if we need the word there in these questions: How many people are (there) in your family? How many apples are (there) in the fridge? I think that there is like a subject because ...
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"What time...?" or "At what time...?" - what is more grammatically correct?

This question may sound silly, but it has been bugging me for years. If I ask a question about a precise point in time, should I say "What time..." or "At what time..."? For example, At what ...
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Given the answer "It's my first time here", what questions could I ask to receive that answer?

Confused by this question, I find it difficult to ask a question about a number of occasions (about a single occasion, in particular) when there is a specific answer expected. It's my first time in ...