English Weather

Climate is what we expect; weather is what we get.

The English love to talk about the weather; when an Englishman meets a friend or acquaintance they could spend a good hour or so discussing the weather.

The thing is, there are so many topics polite Englishmen almost never talk about; feelings, money, politics, religion, and sex to name just a few taboo topics.

The other thing is; we get so much weather in England.  American tourists in London can never understand that, no matter how sunny and fine a day it is when they leave their hotel, within a hour it will be pouring with rain.

We English also have many, many interesting words and phrases to describe our weather.  Brass Monkeys, Raining Cats and Dogs, A Bit Parky, Chucking It Down, It’s a Scorcher, It’s Just Drizzling, It’s a Bit Damp, Pea Souper, Sea Fret… to quote a few.

English weather is pretty clement, not usually extreme at all.  For us 40 degrees Fahrenheit is bloody cold, and 80 degrees Fahrenheit is bloody hot.  We don’t often get very strong winds, and even though it rains almost all the time, we don’t often get torrential downpours.

Mostly I like the weather in England, at least from April to September / October I like it here.  From October to April it’s bloody awful and everyone in England will have colds, or flu, or even pleurisy.  (I’m just recovering from a bout of pneumonia.)

So, if ever you’re in England, expect to be bored spitless by everyone always talking about the damn weather.

And, by the way, no sensible Englishman believes in Climate Change.


jack collier


9 responses

  1. I hope you are feeling better, Jack!

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    1. Thank you, I’m much better now. ❤

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  2. I am so glad to ‘see’ you again!!! I’ve missed you and missed you. I hate you are sick. Or have been…Hoping you are finally on the road to wellness.

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    1. Thank you for your good wishes. ❤
      I think I'll write about where I've been, and where I think I am?????

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  3. carswithasideofcouscous

    Welcome back! For some reason I couldn’t access your blog for a few days – it seemed to have disappeared. Hope your recovery is quick. Here in the East Midlands, we will have plenty to talk about tomorrow if the forecast amount of snow actually materialises.

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  4. I found London to be absolutely beautiful and the weather was quite pleasant when we were there. Glad you are feeling better.

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  5. Ironically (or not) we use the same phrases here. Just yesterday it was raining cats and Dogs!

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  6. Pneumonia! Sorry to hear that Jack. Take care as it is horrid to catch it. Rest. Drink hot fluids as it helps🤗🤗

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