It’s quite a mundane topic really..the weather. We English can be quite reserved, we rarely speak to strangers in trains or in fact on any mode of transport; preferring to bury our head on a newspaper or these days ‘zoning out’ with a headset on with our favourite tunes rebounding around the inside of our skulls….However should you happen to start a discourse with anyone from our fair Isle and I include for the sake of completeness,the smaller islands within the United Kingdom continental shelf (in case they feel left out) regarding the weather then look out.
Its like pulling the scab off a boil. The eyes let get it go and the brain goes into overrdrive. No other topic can wind us up like the weather.