We returned to the UK in mid-October, and since then it really hasn't been cold; I think the lowest temperature has been 1 or 2 C. Not even enough for a decent covering of frost. If anything our memory of Winter 2021/2022 will be that of sunshine; as above.
It hasn't even rained properly. We've had some light drizzle, a few minutes of rainette, and maybe one night when it did actually rain properly for a very short while. However; it really hasn't 'rained' as such, and my new Barbour, and rain hat, have still not been fully tested.
I'm not saying that I haven't worn my hat-gloves-n-scarf on chilly mornings, because I have on several occasions, but that can be the case at almost any time of year. Back in France I know that it's been quite cold, and has rained a lot, but not here.
I always say that the difference between our French and English climates is that in France it's colder in Winter and hotter in Summer. So far this has certainly been so, and I'm definitely hoping for a good hot Summer.
Just for a change, yesterday morning about 10 tiny snowflakes fell accompanied by a stiff breeze, then sunshine again (see above photo; we even had our upper front window open). We're promised some sub-zero temperatures over the next two days; but we'll see.
My new Barbour remains untested.
Long live Global warming!