The rapidly changing climate is what throws students off here and sometimes even puts people in a bad mood. Consider how you would feel waking up expecting to get some frolicking in the sun for part of the morning, and when you get out of bed, it's snowing! You might think that it's useful to check out the weather, but don't rely on the local weathermen too much. They can easily deceive you. The weather is completely unpredictable.
For the most part, students take advantage of being outside in the fall and can't wait for the spring to do the same. Winter months are the ones newcomers need to worry about the most if they're not used to this climate. Temperatures in the winter can get below 20 F, so come prepared for extremely cold weather. Guys and girls here wear double-layered pea coats and very warm boots. Layers are definitely the key to staying warm and fashionable. Be ready for all four seasons here. Otherwise, you will never survive the New England weather.