@Luke I have never heard of this. My wife has heard of it, but no idea what it’s about.

@jamie
Really? I've always thought the saying was very commonly known. Perhaps it is becoming old-fashioned.

@Luke

@Luke @fitheach @jamie

Never heard the proverb.
Didn't know there was a St Swithin's Day.
Didn't know there was a St Swithin.

@basil @Luke @fitheach @jamie I've heard of St Swithin's day, but not well and I don't remember where from.

@jamie @dheadshot @basil @fitheach well my post has done something useful and taught some of you some British folklore!

@Luke @fitheach @jamie In the north of Spain , we have "las Temporas" they are some days (3 each season, one day per month ) of the calendar, don't know exactly which ones that will, in theory, mark how the weather will be the next 3 months : windy(even the direction of the wind) , sunny , cloudy, humid.

@ghostdancer @fitheach @jamie interesting stuff, I’m off to search on this now. Folklore (and what we call “old wives tales”) is fascinating stuff, often rooted in some sort of fact.

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