We’re forecast a frost tonight, and this is June. Last winter was a very mild one which occasioned only a small number of frosty nights, and so tonight is colder than most of the nights during December, January and February. That seems a bit silly to me.
We talk about the weather a lot in Britain. Now you know why.
I remember that terribly wet summer of 2012, when there were floods all over the place and farmers were losing their hay crops. I was clearing the access to the drains in the lane one day when a man in a car stopped and said with great indignation:
‘If this was snow we wouldn’t be able to bloody move!’
We can stray slightly into the irrational, too, when the weather gets mentioned.