Like the scenery, the climate is not remarkable for great extremes. The
winters are mild and the summers not particularly warm, judged by Continental
standards. A joker once said that the English climate was the best in the world,
but the weather was terrible. The weather is certainly rather unpredictable, and
yet in a way this gives it a charm of its own - which you may not appreciate if
you are caught in a shower of rain without a waterproof, or find yourself
driving in a thick fog along the M1.