Thursday, 12 June 2008

Schafskälte - #447


As soon as shearing's due to begin, the temperature drops.

29ºC on Tuesday, 22º yesterday and we'll be lucky to see 18º today.

It's the "Schafskälte" - "literally "Sheeps' Cold" - the cold snap that pops up around 11 June with a regularity of - get this - 89%!

There are a couple of meteorological old wives' tales like this - the Frigid Saints in mid-May (
Pankratius, Servatius, Bonifatius and the "Chilly Sophie) and "Siebenschläfer", the equivalent of Groundhog Day.

1 comment:

Small City Scenes said...

I love it!! Interesting info too.MB

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