For the last 3 or 4 years summer has been cloudy and overcast.
It usually starts with a few hot days in November, then progresses to weeks of overcast days split up by an incredibly hot day here and there.
Last year it was to the point where I hardly went to the beach. Not because I didn't have the time, but because it was overcast, cold and wet.
I was hoping that this year would be different, but the last few days have shown the characteristics of the summer weather conspiracy.