Well, we had great weather from mid-December into January this year. The days were very short, of course, but from 10.30 am until 2.30 pm, I routinely sat out on my terrace without a jacket, that's how warm the sunshine was. As soon as a shadow fell, it was very cold. In other words, cold ambient temperature but lots of radiant heat. At night I kept the fire going in the kitchen. A friend in Florence told me that they had several deluges there but here in the country there was just a bit of drizzle every now and again.