The climate in the UK is infamous for its changeable weather. Currently I have been living here in Belfast for almost one and half months already, and I want to say something about the weather here.
The very first day I arrived in the UK was 02/Feb/2013. The weather that day was cloudy, and quite cold. When I walked out of the George Best Belfast City Airport, roads were wet and slippery, seemed it had been raining a few minutes previously. BTW: The weather in Heathrow Airport was extremely good. (I transferred my flight to Belfast there)
In the next few days, I experienced how changeable weather it could be! You could see rain, snow, hailstones or even sleet in a single day! It’s terribly, you never know what weather it will be in the next few hours. The weather forecast was said to be the most popular entertainment TV show ever in the UK – because it is never accurate!
The weather here reminded me of a quotation from the movie Forrest Gump, “Weather was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
Endless rain and showers make the city wet and fresh, it’s never scorching in Belfast. According to Wikipedia, the highest temperature was around 20ºC.
Thus, my lungs could benefit from the wet air here, that’s a big advantage. By contrast, the environment in Beijing was horrible, tainted air was not only beyond index, but beyond imagination. In addition, grass here in Northern Ireland is also at an advantage because of the weather.
Fortunately, I adapted quickly to this weather. Maybe I will miss this weather after I leave the UK someday, maybe I’m already institutionalized to this weather, first you hate it, and get used to it, and finally you cannot live without it.
In general, the weather here is not bad, not bad at all, at least storms and tornados are not familiar to people who are living in Belfast :-).