St. Swithun’s day, if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St. Swithun’s day, if thou be fair
For forty days ’twill rain na mair.
Yesterday was St Swithun’s Day. Somebody told me that the proverb describes another reason why we in Britain should consider the Jet Stream. I wrote about that on this blog a few days ago and oh look, the St Swithun’s proverb is about it http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/reports/wxfacts/St-Swithuns-Day.htm
[Edit] A year later, we’ve just had a warm and dry St. Swithun’s day. Here’s the UK Met(eorological) Office saying that we don’t have to take St Swithun too literally. I take the Jet Stream seriously, though.