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Nuala Carey: From piseogs to superstitions, we're obsessed with weather

Nuala Carey

Published 15/07/2014 | 02:30

We're obsessed with weather
We're obsessed with weather

TODAY, July 15, is St Swithin's Day. Folkore has it that if it rains today, it will continue to do so for 40 more. Of course, this proverb cannot be supported by meterological science, but saying that, there is a very small part of me that would rather see a dry than a wet one. Here is a version of the poem that has become so famous...

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St Swithin's Day, if thou dost rain, for 40 days it will remain,

St Swithin's Day, if thou be fair, for forty days, 'twill rain nae mair.

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