Two pieces of weather lore will be given a test this week. One around St Swithun's Day is set to fail as it always does whereas the other which suggests a British summer is typified by three fine days and a thunderstorm may well prove true - in sentiment at least, if not to the letter.
Several parts of the UK saw dry weather on St Swithun's Day yesterday. According to the weather lore this means those places should stay dry for forty days and forty nights. That's already gone wrong in many places with outbreaks of rain in the north and west this morning.
Further south and east though the heat and humidity is building and, over the next few days there will be more sunny spells, before heavy thundery showers break out particularly on Saturday. This sequence of weather will give some truth to the 'three fine days and a thunderstorm' saying and Saturday may well be the hottest day of the year.Read full article
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