May 30 2007

British Humidity

Category: WeatherChrisM @ 12:48 am

In the winter, one of the main reasons that Britain seems colder than it is to many people not born there (my wife included!) is the dampness (humidity) in the air. Although Kazakhstan can occasionally dip as low as -40 degrees centigrade, when it hovers around the minus 10 or 15 region, I can honestly say I’m happy in ‘standard’ British Winter clothing. (Obviously my in laws think I’m mad and about to catch a cold, but there you go…)
The opposite is also true – come summer time in Britain, anything above 25 degrees, at least in Cheltenham, just feels so muggy and close that you do not feel at all comfortable.

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