The United Kingdom is an island nation that includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK is a multicultural society embracing different ethnicity, cultures, and religions. Britishers are friendly people and welcome foreign visitors, although they look reserved and aloof. The UK receives cold, wet winters and warm, wet summers with a temperate climate. Across the UK, the average temperature lies between 6 °C and 14°C. Region-wise, the climate varies in the UK.