Since it has been rainy and chilly for the past two days, I think now would be the perfect time to tell you about the wonderful (yes, WONDERFUL) weather here in Berkeley!
In general, the weather here is sunny and warm (usually 60-70 degrees) with slight breezes so you never have to worry about layering up like crazy! For the first few weeks of the start of spring semester, the weather was so warm that people could be seen sunbathing and relaxing on Memorial Glade (which is a "field" on campus known for being the perfect spot for napping or playing frisbee).
Occasionally, we do get rainy days here and there, but the weather never bogs me down because there's always fresh hot soup from SF Soup Co. to warm me up! (In fact, I am eating some right now and that is what has inspired me to make this post...) Plus, it's super convenient to get soup because it's only a 3 minute walk from Sproul Plaza, which is kind of like the center of activity on campus.
So yeah, I guess that's Berkeley weather in a nutshell. And being a Chicagoan, I'd have to say that I absolutely LOVE Berkeley weather!!! <3
Oh! and fun fact: rainboots and umbrellas are a fashion trend here at Cal so even when the weather isn't the best, people still look quite fashionable in their rain gear!