1. Sun protection is not needed in the shade
"I'd certainly need it, but maybe not Nils," says Åsa Rasmussen, referring to her meteorologist colleague.
Shade is a good protection against UV radiation but you still get sunburned. Even in the shade, you can be exposed to up to half of the sun's UV radiation, as the blue sky scatters the sun's rays.
2. A cold winter brings a warm summer
"No, the weather doesn't have that long of a memory," says Åsa Rasmussen, believing that there is more wishful thinking behind that particular myth.
3. If swallows fly low, it will rain
"It may be so. In that case, it would have to do with how the air pressure affects the insects. It's not like the swallows were sitting inside watching Rapport yesterday," says Åsa Rasmussen.
And that's actually true, says ornithologist Olof Jönsson.
"Swallows and their close relative, the swift, only eat flying insects. Depending on how high the insects fly, they adjust their flight altitude. If it is what we experience as bad weather, windy and rainy, then the insects fly much lower and consequently the swallows and swifts do too. It's a very simple connection. So it's not a myth," says Olof Jönsson.
4. Rubber boots protect against lightning strikes
"No, I don't think so. There is far too little isolation," says Åsa Rasmussen.
On average, one Swede per year is killed by lightning and the most accident-prone activities are golf, sailing and football. The safest thing when lightning strikes is to be in a house with lightning rods.
"The most unsafe thing is to be in an open space and stand up. So it's not always important to be tall," says Åsa Rasmussen.
5. Fruntimmersveckan is extra rainy
"It's at the end of July and it's actually wettest in late July and early August. But that particular week would be wetter than the others is not true.
The so-called "fruntimmersveckan" takes place between 19-24 July and is called so as only women's names have a name day on these days. The myth that this week would be extra rainy originates from the Farmer Practice.
The fact that it rains extra much at the turn of the month July/August is because it is warmest then and the heat causes more rain showers to form.
6. After rain comes sunshine
–Yes! Logically, it has to be that way in the end," says Åsa Rasmussen.
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