Aah the weather, us brits love to talk (and moan) about the weather. Its too cold/wet/hot windy....it’s an easy way to start a conversation.
The UK is known as having miserable weather but it’s not always like that, honestly. We tend to see a bit of all the seasons which is nice. It wouldn’t be known as the green and pleasant land without a bit of rain. The UK is surrounded by the sea, which gives it a varied climate. We never know what the weather will be like from one day to the other. It can be sunny one day and rainy the next.
The second it is sunny in the UK, everyone is out and about with shorts, t-shirts and sunglasses on, mowing lawns and putting the washing outside to dry. The beaches are packed and BBQ food is sold out at the supermarket.
The BBC sums it up as:
"The British summer, it has been said, consists of two fine days and a thunderstorm."
Which I guess is fairly accurate!
In comparison, where I have moved now to Irvine, CA, the weather is nearly always hot and sunny (just how I like it). Visit California says:
"There’s one number to remember when you’re talking about Orange County weather: 70. That’s the approximate percentage of sunny days AND the average temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. Summers are moderate to hot, but proximity to the ocean brings cool evening breezes. Winters are mild with little rainfall."
Here is the current weather back home in Nottingham UK, compared to where I am in Irvine, CA:
I will miss seeing all the different seasons but I think I can live with that! I used to joke that I had SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) in the UK which is known as a winter depression, caused by reduced exposure to sunlight.
My favourite season is Spring because that's when my birthday is (so I get lots of pressies) and that's when all the flowers start coming out and birds start tweeting.
My artwork today is based on the seasons:
What's the weather like where you are?