St. Swithin’s Day.

St. Swithin’s Day (July 15), a day on which, according to folklore the weather for a subsequent period is dictated. In popular belief, if it rains on St. Swithin’s Day, it will rain for 40 days, but if it is fair, 40 days of fair weather will follow. St. Swithin was bishop of Winchester from 852 to 862. At his request he was buried in the churchyard, where rain and the steps of passersby might fall on his grave. Legend has it that after his body was moved inside the cathedral on July 15, 971, a great storm ensued.

Today (15th July 2022) has been a scorcher. So set for the rest of the summer then 😎

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