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When I'm asked over the phone in a long-distance call "Are you having a good day?" is this a question about me (my mood, my health), or about the weather?

Assuming I'm speaking with a Brit, that is...

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It's about you, whether you're talking to a Brit or an American:

Are you having a good day?

The weather is only pertinent as far as it affects you (e.g. you might answer I'm drenched with rain. Blah.) However, you are the main point of the question, and not the weather.

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If I was going to inquire about the weather, I would probably ask:

How's the weather there?

In that case, you could answer:

It's a nice day.

If you were a salesman, and I was asking about your job, I might ask:

How did things go yesterday?

And, if you had made a lot of sales, you might answer:

I had a good day.

But in your example, the subject (you) puts the good day in context. They are not asking about the weather, or your sales; they are inquiring about you.

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