Originally Posted by Maximus
Is there such a thing?
I assume that was rhetorical.
For those confused, Indian Summer refers to a very warm, dry period, generally in Sept/Oct/Nov. Comes after the "normal" summer, and shows up after what seems like a normal fall cooldown.
Okay, so poking around on Wiki shows that you East Atlantic folks *do* have Indian Summer, at least in familiarity, if nothing else:
[Wikipedia]: In British English the term "Indian summer" is today used loosely for a period of unseasonable warmth and sunshine in late September, October, or November. In the UK, observers knew of the American usage from the mid-19th century onwards, and The Indian Summer of a Forsyte is the metaphorical title of the 1918 second volume of The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy. 20th century climatologists including Gordon Manley and Hubert Lamb used it only when referring to the American phenomenon, and the expression did not gain wide currency in Britain until the 1950s. [end Wikipedia]
I learn something new every day.