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Fingers crossed for a sunny day in Leeds!

Photo copyright David Mackie

Photo copyright David Mackie

The weather in Leeds should stay warm and dry all day today – which bodes well for the rest of the summer.

According to legend, the weather on St Swithun’s Day (July 15) will continue for forty days.

Swithun was an Anglo-Saxon bishop of Winchester. He’s most famous for his reputation for posthumous miracle-working.

The Swithun’s proverb says:

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, with a balmy outlook and temperatures in Leeds of over twenty degrees, here’s to another forty days of summer.


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