This is one of those questions that came up during a discussion with a friend on static electricity.
His argument (which I dispute) is that there must be a relation between temperature and the generation of static electricity as most incidents of static discharge are reported in the winter months.
My counter argument was that that is just coincidental - people wear more layered clothing during winter and there is just a higher chance to generate static - I also countered that you can generate static simply by dragging your feet across carpet wearing socks; no matter what the temperature.
He then countered that people also wear layers of clothing in the summer, yet we do not hear of many static discharge stories in summer.
Is there any relation between the two?