It’s lovely. The sun is shining, everything is mellow and warm – the most beautiful day, here on the south coast of England.
This is what’s known as St Luke’s Little Summer – around four days of warmth following October 18th, which is St Luke’s day.
But we should not let it lull us into a false sense of security. Oh, no. Sou’-westers at the ready.
Because October 28th is St Jude’s day, bringing the wildness an weather of the St Jude’s day storms.
So, if you have any essential outdoors work to do, see to it quick. The window is closing. St Jude’s day heralds the beginning of the winter.