It's not that bad, though. Mild discomfort. I only bothered opening one window.
It's not like in the US where there's an oppressive heat every year where you feel like you're going to die. I experienced this both in Chicago and in Rhode Island. Awful stuff and it goes on for days if not weeks. You really need air conditioning.
And then in the winter it gets crazy cold. And many feet of snow.
And the rain. Violent storms with copious amounts of thunder and lightening where you go out for ten seconds and you're completely drenched.
And tornados. I've been in a few. Even high winds knock you into the street.
The first inbreds who came to the Land of Opportunity must have been shocked by all of this. To come from a country with such mild weather year round to a place with such extremes must have been scary stuff. Plus the whole Indian thing.
Let me Google "moving to the US from the UK" and "weather". Ah right. A disappointing BBC "comedy" article extoling the virtues of weather in America. Maybe in California but that's not representative of the nation as a whole.
I'll have to narrow my search. "Moving to Chicago from London" and "weather". Yeah, again it's no good. They talk about the harsh winters but not the harsh summers.
I'll broaden it a bit "moving to Chicago from UK" and "weather". Aha. Finally somebody who knows what they're talking about.
Chicago has much more extreme weather than London, being prone to both incredibly cold snaps in winter and sweltering heat waves in the summer which can see temperatures rise to 43 °C.
Crime rates are comparable? Can that be right? No way.
Anyway, mildly interesting.
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