The traditional images we have of Hell with all the burning sulphur, brimstone, lakes of fire, man who looks a bit like Rupert Murdoch brandishing a pointy stick, etc owe much to the Middle East.
Judeo-Christian imagery was mainly developed (trying to avoid putting my foot in it here by saying that these religions were “invented” in this area…! Well avoided Chris!) in the Middle East, a dry, arid area where discomfort could rightly be equated to heat, sweatiness, thirst and the like. It is almost inevitable, therefore, that Hell would come to be depicted in a similar way.
It is telling that in Viking mythology (imagery mainly influenced by Scandinavian weather/conditions) the equivalent of Hell is freezing cold.
So, this got me thinking… Mainly about how only an English person could relate Hell to the weather, but also how Hell would be depicted if Judaism and Christianity had originated in England. My guess is that it would be… damp. There would probably also be a hosepipe ban, a tea shortage, and the buses would run late, if at all. I want to put that it would be full of American tourists, too, but I know it will get me (and probably others) in trouble, so I have wisely refrained… Well done me.