Brace Yourselves

All you UK cereal growers out there, be careful what you wish for, because today is St Swithin's Day. Enough said.

For my foreign readers:

Anglo-Saxon bishop of Winchester and subsequently patron saint of Winchester Cathedral. His historical importance as bishop is overshadowed by his reputation for posthumous miracle-working. According to tradition, the weather on his feast day (15 July) will continue for forty days.

Basically if it rains in the UK today, and just about everywhere is forecast to see some, it will rain solid for another 40 days and nights.

Or approximately until the kids go back to school in September, even though they haven't broken up yet.

When you put it like that it's not entirely unbelievable is it? Now then where did I put that brolly?