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Old 02-19-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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I want to move london for study but I havent been there. What is the waether ? How is city life ? Expensive ?
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:56 PM
 
Location: SE UK
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The weather changes all the time!
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: UK
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And it just keeps getting more and more expensive!
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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you will like London, very diverse city, the music scene is different from the USA
you will be around many Asians(South Asians), Caribbeans, Middle Eastern
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Paris, France
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London has a moderate version of the temperate maritime climate, similar to other parts of northwest Europe (the Netherlands, Belgium, N. France) and the northwest of the US and Vancouver in Canada. It is less extreme than the more pronounced version of this climate, which is prevalent in Ireland and the west of Britain, with its lashings of rain. London's climate is characterised by moderate annual temperature extremes, moderate but regular precipitation year-round (it tends to fall as drizzle and light rain rather than downpours), and heavy cloud cover – overcast but dry days are the norm.

Summers are comfortably warm but not hot (between 15-23 C), with occasional heatwaves that are by no means guaranteed where the temperatures are more Mediterranean and the sun shines all day. These can happen any time from May to early October, but generally last only a week or so. The norm for summer – even July and August – is 18-19C, and cloudy with scattered showers.

Winters are mild to cold, but rarely excessively so. Cold snaps, where temperates are down to 1-2C, are the exception rather than the rule. December/January temperate are more like 5-6C, occasionally above 10C. Winters are very damp though, and cloud cover is particularly heavy – it is rare you get to see the sun!

Spring/Autumn are transitional periods rather than full seasons in their own right.

Generally though the weather is highly changeable and erratic, and notoriously hard to predict. May could be dry, hot and sunny one year and cool and overcast the next. Snow can fall any time between November and April but rarely stays around for long. December stands equal chance of being mild and rainy (as it was this year) or cold, crisp and bright.

Sorry that was a bit of an essay but you'll appreciate us Brits get a lot of mileage out of the weather!

I'll let other people answer about cost of living. Needless to say, London is a very expensive city, only Scandinavian, Swiss, Japanese and Australian cities, and possibly Paris, are more expensive than London. The good news is that the £ is weaker than it was, so depending on what currency you're bringing, you may find it quite affordable.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:36 PM
 
Location: SW France
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I hope the OP appreciates the time and effort you put in there!
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Hey I wanted to do an essay on London's climate!
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