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A Golden Advice

If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, “I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.

Ann Landers

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Weather in the UK

British Weather

Britain’s weather is very unreliable. In one day, you might see the weather changes several times. You can expect the weather to change from warm and sunny to cloudy, rainy and chilly at times.
It is advisable for people coming to study or visit the UK to bring warm clothes with them. Even if you are visiting the UK in summer, it is a good idea to bring a light jumper or coat to wear in the evenings where it can get chilly.

Expect rain anytime of the year and an umbrella or Rain coat is not a bad idea to carry with you even if you think the weather looks nice and there are no clouds in the sky to be seen. It might all change suddenly and it is better be prepared than drenched with water a few hours later.

In summer, the temperature can reach 30 degrees and can be very hot in closed places. Many places do not have air conditioning, as the British summer is usually not very hot. It is a good idea though to carry a bottle of water with you on hot sunny days to keep cool.

In winter, it can be cold and chilly and it is a good idea to wear several layers (but comfortable) if you know you are walking to keep you warm.  Most places in the UK get snow in winter and sometimes that causes great delays in traffic including trains and flight cancellations and/or delays.
Most if not all indoor places are well equipped for winter and heated although sometimes only in the morning and evening to cut heating costs.

Wind, in winte
r lots of places in Britain can become affected by strong wind.

There is an overseas belief that it rains more in London, but in fact the rainfalls as much as any European capital. It rains evenly around the year, so visitors will usually experience rain when visiting the UK.

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