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A rhyme dates back at least to the time of Queen Elizabeth I
(from Project Britain)
St Swithin's Day is 15 July, a day on which people watch the weather for tradition says that whatever the weather is like on St. Swithin's Day, it will continue so for the next forty days.
St Swithin's Day, if thou dost rain,
For forty days it will remain.
St Swithin's Day. if thou be fair,
For forty days 'twill rain nae mair'
Yesterday was overcast until late in the afternoon but today started sunny and promises to be a scorcher. Will the hot dry weather remain for forty days?
More about St Swithin and British Summer weather can be found on the British Life and Customs site.
Macro on Monday to follow later.