St. Who and the Weather is What????

According to St Swithun.

Swithun (or Swithin, Old English: Swīþhūn; died c. 862) was an Anglo-Saxon bishop of Winchester and subsequently patron saint of Winchester Cathedral. His historical importance as bishop is overshadowed by his reputation for posthumous miracle-working.

The weather today July 15th is supposed to continue for the next 40 days…

The name of Swithun is best-known today for a British weather lore proverb, which says that if it rains on Saint Swithun’s day, 15 July, it will rain for 40 days.

St Swithun’s day if thou dost rainFor forty days it will remainSt Swithun’s day if thou be fairFor forty days ’twill rain nae mareA Buckinghamshire variation has

If on St Swithun’s day it really poursYou’re better off to stay indoors.

Is supposed to be hot today, in the 90’s with high dew points..

I’m not liking this as I do not care for hot weather…

Μολὼν λαβέ

"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." ~~ Ecclesiastes 10:2

2 thoughts on “St. Who and the Weather is What????

  1. Darius Vanburen February 25, 2013 / 6:34 pm

    Weather is driven by air pressure (temperature and moisture) differences between one place and another. These pressure and temperature differences can occur due to the sun angle at any particular spot, which varies by latitude from the tropics. The strong temperature contrast between polar and tropical air gives rise to the jet stream. Weather systems in the mid-latitudes, such as extratropical cyclones, are caused by instabilities of the jet stream flow.”

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