England has a temperate maritime climate. The Gulf Stream creates generally mild, maritime-influenced weather patterns, leading to England's rainy climate and resulting in a lush green countryside.
England, as part of the United Kingdom land mass, is on the western seaboard of Eurasia, the world's largest land mass. This location places it at the convergence between moist maritime air from the Atlantic and dry continental air from the European continent. This convergence creates a large temperature variation leading to atmospheric instability and frequently unsettled weather.
England's climate is milder than that of the northern portions of the U.K. because it is primarily influenced by the warm air and water from the Gulf Stream to the southwest.