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June Weather Lore and More!

June Weather Lore and More!

June is a wonderful and busy month for those finishing up a school year. But it’s also a time when the weather can get quite warm. Here are some fun weather lore sayings about June.

If June is sunny, the harvest will come early.

In June, when there is no dew, it indicates rain.

A cold and wet June spoils the rest of the year.

June, damp and warm, does a farmer no harm.

A good rain in June sets all in tune.

The north wind in June blows in a good rye harvest.

An early harvest is expected when the bramble blossoms early in June.

When it is hottest in June, it will be coldest in the correlating days of the following February.

A wet June makes a dry September.

If on the 8th of June it rains, it foretells a wet harvest.

If it rains on the feast of St. Medard (June 8th), it will rain forty days later; but if it rains on St. Prottis (June I9th), it will rain for the next forty days.

Rain on St. Barnabas’ Day (June 11) is good for grapes.

If St. Vitus’s Day (June 15) be rainy weather, it will rain for thirty days together.

If Midsummer Day (June 24) be ever so little rainy, the hazel and walnut will be scarce; corn smitten in many places; but apples, pears, and plums will not be hurt.

Cut your thistles before St. John (June 24), and you will have two instead of one.

If it rains on June 27th, it will rain for seven weeks.

If it rains on St. Peter’s Day (June 29), the bakers will have to carry double flour and single water; if dry, they will carry single flour and double water.

Rain on Peter and Paul (June 29) will rot the roots of the rye.

Calm weather in June sets corn in tune.

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