If you’ve been living in the UK for even a short time, you’ll know that the weather is very changeable – sometimes we get four seasons in one day! Whether it’s chucking it down, or we’re having a heat wave, you should be prepared – never leave the house without an umbrella and sunglasses!
But why is the weather so unpredictable? Well, geographically, the UK sits between warm air coming from the topics and cold air from the polar regions. When the two types of air meet, the atmosphere can change very quickly, from mild to freezing in just one day.
This is one of the reasons that we love to talk about the weather so much – there’s always something new to say!
Four seasons in one day – when we experience many different types of weather in a short period of time
It’s chucking it down – it’s raining a lot (informal)
A heat wave – a short period of surprisingly hot weather
Mild – not cold (especially after a period when it’s been very cold)
Freezing – very cold
If you want to find out more, watch this fascinating video from the BBC:
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