SPAIN IS ALWAYS SUNNY: FALSE
IT RAINS MORE IN MANCHESTER (OR ENGLAND IN GENERAL): FALSE
A friend of mine was moaning to me about how lucky I was after seeing pictures of me on the beach whilst he was sitting in rainy Manchester. It's true if you were to go by my photograph's alone, you might think that I have been enjoying the most beautiful weather - but as I tend not to take my camera out or go to the beach in the rain, looks can be deceiving. In fact, as I pointed out to him at the time, it rains far more here than in Manchester. Don't believe me? I have evidence!
This is for Manchester. The average rainfall per year is 828.8mm. So there!
IT'S COLDER IN ENGLAND: TRUE
Squinting in the sun in February 2012
Now this one is true, which is the only thing that makes up for all the rain. On a normal day it's usually 4-5 degrees warmer here (this is not scientific fact merely my own observation of occassionally checking the weather both here and back home to decide whether I should be feeling smug or not...err I mean, just out of interest!) It's just as well really because rain + cold = miserable bitch.
IT ALWAYS RAINS IN BILBAO: FALSE
BILBAO WEATHER IS AS UNPREDICTABLE AS ENGLAND: TRUE
And sometimes packing your bikini, just in case, actually pays off!