Translation:Is it cold?
Usually in English, it would just be for the weather. In Japanese, it will mean both. Especially topics or questions regarding the weather or local climate, the culture is such that they are commonly used to:
genuinely talk about the weather
open up conversations [ anyone including strangers ]
ask about listener's well being
distract the listener away from present topic and talk about something else
Something to take note when interacting with a Japanese when it comes to weather