Rain coat or umbrella? Posted by Katja on Oct 4, 2010 in environment, Geography
In a lot of countries, students’ paths to school might be filled with danger. You might get off school for heavy rain, taiphuns, earthquakes etc. etc. In Sweden it is major news (like huge flooding) if students get off school because of weather. It is rarely even in the winter when it is closer to -35C (in the northern parts) and a lot of snow, that school is cancelled.
If you compare Sweden to Japan for example, not all age groups in Sweden use umbrellas. In Japan all age groups can be seen walking with them on their way to work or school. In Sweden it is just as common to see students running or even just walking getting soaked in the rain. Rain coats are almost highly common in Sweden, why carry an umbrella if you can wear a rain coat?
Lets see what is more used, rain coat or umbrella? Which one do you use?