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St Swithin Stained Glass in Winchester Cathedral. Today 15th July is St Swithin's Day, he was a Saxon Bishop of Winchester, but is more famously known for a popular rhyme associated with him. St Swithin's day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain, St Swithin's Day if thou be fair, For forty days twill rain no more. B. Lowe

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St. Swithin's Day Weather Lore: If on St. Swithin's Day (July 15) ye do rain, for forty days it will remain. - A Farmers' Almanac Philosofact

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Saint Swithin’s Day. According to old English belief, “St. Swithin’s Day, if thou dost rain, for 40 days it will remain; St. Swithin’s Day, if thou be fair, for 40 days, will rain nae mair.”

St Swithin's Day: What is it and will it rain for 40 days?

St Swithin's Day 2016: What is it and will it rain for 40 days? #July15th2016

St. Swithun's Day - 15 July 'St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain For forty days it will remain St. Swithin's day if thou be fair For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.'

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Scorched earth UK: London's landmarks suffer in the heatwave as temperatures are set to soar into the 90s... and will stay all July

A young woman walks through a field of linseed in Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire on St Swithin's Day, which is said to predict the weather for the next 40 days