"Oh, to be in England..."
Posted by Erin L on June 01, 1998 at 12:55:57:
In response to British Weather , written by Caroline on May 31, 1998 at 15:21:08
] Britain has a climate that is described as "equable", that is, compared to other parts of the world the temparature differences between summer and winter are relatively small,it never gets really, really cold or hot,rain comes at all times, and "weather" is a short-term thing.If you ever did world climate patterns at school, you'll have learnt that the climate of Britain is very similar to that of British Columbia, Tasmania, Southern Chile, and South Island, New Zealand.
) English rain is softer, goes on longer, winds are slower to build up (though they can be just as violent and last a lot longer),Summer heatwaves are shorter and less humid (and cooler- in the 70's), snow is a much rarer and gentler thing, blizzards are almost non-existent except on high ground.
Stop! I am so envious of English weather. I live in Ohio, and our long, frigid Winters followed by two days of Spring, after which we are plunged headfirst into three months' worth of steam baths... well, you get the picture.
This Winter just past was unique in its mildness, however, and the warm, wet, comfortable Spring was so delightful for me. I kept thinking, "This is how the weather must always be in England!"
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