“The weather affects our decisions”

Weather conditions influence our mood. And is well established in the psychological literature that mood, feelings and emotions affect our decisions.

On sunny days, we’re happier and more satisfied with life in general than on rainy days. This is because we misattribute our mood to our satisfaction with life in general (instead of attributing it to the weather). Nice detail: our tendency to ‘internalize’ is stronger for good moods, than for sad moods.

The effect is that on shiny days we behave like happy people do (e.g. we’re more risk seeking on sunny days), but when the