"Don't Mind The English Weather, It's Unpredictable"


Released on: May 01, 2010, 3:42 am
Author: Jane Smith
Industry: Education

London, May 2010 - Planning to travel around the United Kingdom this Spring and are clueless what kind of weather to pack for? Travel guides and tour operators will advise you to prepare for all eventualities. So pack an umbrella or a raincoat, a sweater and shawl to brace against chilly winds if you are heading towards Scotland or the seaside, and some summery cotton clothes for an impromptu barbecue or a picnic in the meadows.

"It's funny that there are all the jokes made about how when two Englishmen meet, they ease into a conversation about the weather. Well, that's because the weather is the most unpredictable and fluctuating element in English life", says Graham Chestner, a tour operator in Bristol who has to tackle a lot of weather queries all year around.

Experts claim that the UK's weather is strongly influenced by the sea, which surrounds the British Isles. Britain also benefits from the warm Gulf Stream ocean current, which keeps the sea on the west side of Britain warmer, and ensures that there is rarely frost.

Speaking about rain, most people believe UK to experience wet weather throughout the year. "People believe that it rains a lot in London, but in fact the amount of rainfall is similar to that in other European capitals. Rainfall is evenly spread during the year, so even in the summer a visitor is likely to experience some wet weather"., claims Dinah Wester, a work-from-home mother who writes for travel magazines. And that's why she says she always recommends that tourists always come prepared for the rain. "It is because the weather can change very quickly that many British people carry an umbrella with them throughout the year, even when it appears to be a nice day."

In spring, summer and autumn are wonderful seasons to be travelling around Britain. Travel advisors always warn tourists to remember to carry something warm to wear in the evenings, even during the summer months. After a very hot day, when the sun finally sets, temperatures are likely to plummet in the evening. If you aren't a native English speaker, then spring is the perfect time to head to England to learn English. One of the short English course UK will help make your vacation even more enjoyable. Or if you fancy pursuing an education in England, then make good use of the extended English summer to sign up for pre-sessional programmes UK that will help you understand and speak English better. What better excuse to enjoy an extended summer in England than to combine it with some useful education?

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