This year the main problem has been cold winds - weeks and weeks of strong blustery winds, sometimes gale force, from the south-west. Very little rain, though.
So to cheer myself up, here's some photos from my last big trip, of a lovely hot place I went to on my last big trip to Europe, 18 months ago.
This is a beach called Nazaré, in Portugal.
We drove up to the top of a huge bluff to see this amazing view.
Later, down in the town, we walked along the beachfront
until we found a good place to have lunch and a cold drink.
This was the view looking the other way,
out to the Atlantic ocean.
Even up this high, there are pigeons...
I wouldn't mind being back there now, even though the average daily temperature in January is only about 13°C (55°F).
Hope the weather's good where you are!