Well, maybe "hates" is a bit strong. But she's certainly cursing them under her breath at this moment in time as the tail end of their latest hurricane has just flooded her rehearsal studios, submerged one of her school offices and left Newcastle University as a prime location for the yachting events at the next Olympic Games.
Really! This is the British Isles, not some jerry-built city in the Southern States. Our buildings are designed to look nice not withstand Noah's flood. I've not seen such devastation in my city since three snowflakes fell on it last winter.
Please, my American friends, keep your ridiculous, over the top weather to yourselves.
We will be sending you the bill.