Originally Posted by pathalla
Gloves during the summer? How cold does it get over there on the water in the summertime? Weather is weird, I think we get much colder winter temperatures than you gents, but no one would ever wear gloves around here from may to october.
I brought my boat back from Guernsey in June or July - a 90 odd mile trip. In Guernsey it was really really hot - in Weymouth it was also really hot - mid channel I was wearing a ski mask and goggles - gloves and a fleece.
Closer inshore you don't need them but the water doesn't warm up until about June which keeps the air temp down - the sea is prob at it's warmest in Sept/Oct. It is the Atlantic winds that are the really killers - they soon chill you right down.
We do get some stupidly hot weather - pushing the low 100s with high humidity but it never lasts very long - especially on the West coast.
Met a bloke the other day from Poland - he was complaining about our cold weather - when I said it's nothing compared to Poland he said - ahh but it's a different type of cold and he does have a point. Go to the Alps skiing and it may be well below freezing and snow everywhere but it still feels warm - women in bikinis at the ski resorts!!!