St Swithin’s Day

July 15th is St Swithin’s Day, which means, if you follow folklore, that the next 40 days weather will reflect the weather today. So, it’s going to be hot and sunny for the rest of the summer – hooray! Absolutely wonderful if you have air conditioning; however unless you’re in an area that got lots of rain over the winter, start expecting your garden plants to die and the car to be dirty as we head into drought conditions. For a slightly more scientific reason why the weather today can be used to predict the trend for the rest of the summer, head over to the Times.

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