Following my post last week about summer arriving in the UK I was told about Saint Swithun’s Day (thanks Becca) which is today – 15th July. Apparently this is the UK version of Groundhog Day and is the true predictor of how much rain we can expect over the next 40 days (aka the rest of the summer). If it rains on Saint Swithun’s day than it will rain for 40 days and 40 nights..
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
So far it hasn’t rained but check back for my updated photos throughout the day…I’m hoping for that ‘twil rain na mair option as 40 days and 40 nights could make for a pretty crap summer if you ask me…although I could do with a cute new pair of wellies (ha! spell check tried to change that to willies…lol)
8:30 am – grey but no rain
11:55 am – a bit brighter grey but still no rain
2:30 – still grey but believe it or not there was some blue breaks
4:30 – beautiful, sunny and hot…..
So although it looked threatening I was not rained on at all today and since it is now gloriously sunny and hot I am thinking… For forty days ’twill rain na mair ….sounds good to me but I might have to see it to believe it as it looks like rain on Thursday 😦