The Weather in England
The English say «Other
countries have a climate, in England we have weather*. It happens because the
weather changes more often than in other countries. British winters are mild
and springs are cool because of the winds that blow from the Atlantic Ocean.
They blow 2 days out of every 3.
In spring sunshine and showers
follow each other so often during the day that an umbrella or a raincoat is
absolutely necessary in England. The weather changes so frequently that it is
difficult to forecast. It is not unusual for people to complain that the
weathermen were wrong.
The weather in spring is
generally mild but sometimes the days are really fresh. Spring is the season
when nature awakens from its long winter sleep: the temperature grows, the sky
becomes blue, and the sun grows warmer. Everything is full of new life again.
The days grow longer and warmer; the ground gets covered with green grass.
Summer is the hottest season
in England. The sunrays become hot, the days are long, and the nights are short
and warm. It's time for holidays, when people go to the seaside for sunbathing
and swimming. It usually gets hot in July. The summer nights are short, but
they are wonderful.
As for autumn it isn't so
nice. It's a season of winds and beautiful sunsets. The leaves turn yellow and
reddish and fall to the ground and the birds migrate to warm countries. In
autumn the days become shorter. A spell of sunny weather in September is called
Indian summer or «Golden Autumn». In England September and October are warm and
dry, but November is the foggiest month. Late autumn is generally an unpleasant
season. Everything begins to take a different colour. The trees look bare. The
flowers have faded away. The sky is overcast with low clouds. Everything looks
In winter in England they can
hardly forecast their weather. Sometimes it rains and sometimes it snows. In
England it isn't so cold in winter as in our country and they don't get so much
snow as we get here in Ukraine. The rivers in England never freeze, that's why
children there go skating very seldom. When there are 8 degrees of frost in
England everyone complains of hazards.