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

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

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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(Creatas via Getty Images) Weather Sayings: True or false?:  “If it rains on St Swithin's Day then we're in for forty days of rain”  False! Weather records began in 1861 and since then there has been no mention of 40 dry or 40 days of rain after St Swithin's day on 15 July, says The Weather Channel.

(Creatas via Getty Images) Weather Sayings: True or false?: “If it rains on St Swithin's Day then we're in for forty days of rain” False! Weather records began in 1861 and since then there has been no mention of 40 dry or 40 days of rain after St Swithin's day on 15 July, says The Weather Channel.

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.”

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 2016: What is it and will it rain for 40 days? #July15th2016

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

Faeries and all that stuff: St Swithin's Day

Faeries and all that stuff: St Swithin's Day

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

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

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