Here's the quote written by Lucy Hawking, daughter of Stephen Hawking, about her father's funeral. "On the bleak greyness of a Cambridge spring day, we set off in a cortège of black cars towards Great St Mary’s Church, the university church where distinguished academics by tradition have their funeral services."
Does bleak mean "cold" or "not welcoming" or "sad" (the day was March 2014, is it cold in Cambridge at that time?) Does greyness mean "sadness" in the context? What will be the meaning of "bleak greyness" in the context in simple words.