Weather is national obsession for people living in the UK. The weather is rarely out of the headlines and many complain when the weather is too hot or too cold, too windy or too dry.
A lot of people think that UK is a very cold country. On the contrary, the climate in the UK is moderate and a lot depends on the area where you live. The seasons affect many parts of daily lives in the UK, from what we eat to what we wear, the things we do and the things we see all around us. There are four seasons in the UK.
Spring runs from March to May. At this time of the year the sun rises earlier and sets later in the afternoon. The days feel warmer and the plants start to grow. Weather in spring can be very varied. There may be days when it is cold enough to snow, and days when it is warm enough to play out in the garden. Spring months can also be very windy.
Summer runs from June to August. If we are lucky, we will see plenty of sunshine but often the weather can be very changeable. People often carry light coats and umbrellas just in case there’s a shower. People like to sit outside in cafes and make the most of the sun.
Autumn runs from September to November. The days get shorter and although often it can be mild during the day, it can be chilly at night. It is the time of year when leaves fall off the trees and hedges. Autumn can bring strong winds and a lot of rain.
Winter runs from December to February. The days are short and sometimes very cold. Sometimes the winter rain will turn to sleet and snow, and often we wake up to frost and ice on the ground. Winter weather in the UK is often cold and wet.