We don’t know the meaning of ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ weather in this country
We do however know the meaning of very changeable weather within a short space of time though. Couple of days ago it was wet, chilly and miserable. Now, it’s lovely and warm. Takes a bit of adjustment. Give it a few days of this, and we’ll all be better adjusted to it and it won’t feel quite as extreme.
Just one weekend ago, I was lying in a tent somewhere in Herefordshire I think it was, fully clothed, in a sleeping bayg, feeling cold. Last night I slept naked without any covers. Big change in a small space of time.
Having visited both Bangladesh and Norway, I understand we do tend to somewhat exaggerate the extremes of temperature we get in Britain, I agree.
The main feature of our weather is unpredictability at any time of year.
Even our changeability isn’t impressive compared to some places.
Spearfish [South Dakota] holds the world record for the fastest temperature change. On January 22, 1943 at about 7:30 a.m. MST, the temperature in Spearfish was -20°C. The chinook wind picked up speed rapidly, and two minutes later the temperature was +7°C
Can’t imagine that. You’d be walking along all wrapped up in puffer jackets and then ‘aargh christ I’m boiling!’ stripping off like a mad thing.