Question while you're all on the subject of British weather
Posted by Carolyn B on May 31, 1998 at 13:14:41:
In response to Weather records: Help!, written by Linden on May 28, 1998 at 20:06:19
I am chugging through Fanny Trollope's Domestic Manners of the Americans (late 1820s) in which she expressed her amazement at the "frequent recurrence of thunderstorms" while living in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Those who have only listened to thunder in England have but a faint idea of the language which the gods speak when they are angry.... Evrey thing seems colossal on this great continent; if it rains, if it blows, if it thunders, it is all done fortissimo; but I often felt terror yield to wonder and delight, so grand, so glorious were the scenes a storm exhibited.
Could someone shed some light for me on how much thunderstorms differ between US and Britain?
She also complained of the oppressive heat, which having worked one summer in the Ohio River valley area, I assume refers to temperatures in the high 90s (F) and humidity nearing 100%. How hot does it get in Britain in summer? (I remember visiting York one year when the locals complained about the heat - high 70s or low 80s? - and my family thought it felt wonderful.)
- British Weather Caroline 15:21:08 5/31/98 (4)
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