5 Gegraphy The UK lies on the British Isles. The British Isles consist of two large Islands Great Britain and Ireland and of thousands of small Islands. The Atlantic Ocean washes the British Isles in the west. In the east you can see the North Sea and the southern coast is washed by the English Channel. The Irish Sea lies between GB and Ireland. The North Sea and the English Channel, the narrowest part of which is called the Strait of Dover, separate GB from the European continent.
Climate The climate of Great Britain is mild, temperate and wet. In the country it is not hot in summer and it is not very cold in winter. The weather changes very quickly. In the morning it may be shining brightly and in the afternoon it may rain. The British joke "In other countries it is climate, in Britain we have weather."
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