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West Coast Weather - Week Commencing 14th July

Posted by Beppo Buchanan-Smith on Jul 14, 2013 10:33:00 AM

I try each day to learn something new in an attempt to improve myself daily.

This may sound like a grand foolproof plan but at this rate I am not really making progress and sometimes not even standing still as I seem to become more forgetful-- well that's what all the team around me keep highlighting!!

So today as I drove out to get the papers I was listening to the history of St Swithens Day and hence the new obsession with the weather forecast for tomorrow

Swithun was initially buried out of doors, rather than in his cathedral, apparently at his own request. William of Malmesbury recorded that the bishop left instructions that his body should be buried outside the church, ubi et pedibus praetereuntium et stillicidiis ex alto rorantibus esset obnoxius [where it might be subject to the feet of passers-by and to the raindrops pouring from on high], which has been taken as indicating that the legend was already well known in the 12th century.

In 971 it was decided to move his body to a new indoor shrine, and one theory traces the origin of the legend to a heavy shower by which, on the day the move, the saint marked his displeasure towards those who were removing his remains. 

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 rain
For forty days it will remain
St Swithun's day if thou be fair
For forty days 'twill rain nae mare

So what is ahead for this week and in particularly tomorrow!!

Today: After a stunningweek last week today will remain- Dry with some sunshine but rather more cloudy than yesterday.

Monday:Rather cloudy with still a little rain over higher hills- maybe at tis point we should highlight that St Swithen is burried in Winchester which is expecting a sunny day!

Tuesday:Rather cloudy and breezy  with still a little rain, mainly over higher hills

Wednesday: It will be a dry and bright day with sunny spells.

Thursday:Rather cloudy but shuld at least remain dry

Friday: Dry, brighter and warmer on Friday with sunny spells and light winds.

Saturday: Largely fine and dry at first but it may change overnight into sunday where there may be some cloud and outbreaks of rain.

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