In the UK we often talk about the weather. This is because the weather is very unpredictable. It is a good idea to take an umbrella with you, even on sunny days. If you come from a hot country, it may be difficult to get used to a colder, wetter climate, especially during the winter months. Although Bournemouth has some of the warmest, driest weather in the UK, it can still rain a lot, even during the summer! It also gets dark very early in the winter, which can cause some people to feel low or even depressed, especially if they are used to sunny, bright weather.

Top tips:

  • Make sure you get outside in the daylight whenever possible, especially if it is a sunny day
  • Eat well - consider taking vitamin supplements
  • Keep warm - wear lots of layered clothing

You can check the weather in the UK on the BBC website.

“I heard a lot of nasty things about UK weather, but I must say it was not bad at all. I have enjoyed every season this country has offered me. It has been a pleasant experience.”

Vintii Vasundhara Aggarwal, India MA Tourism and Events Management