Today's almanac... it seems you just can't win.. or can you?

“Au 12 février, soleil clair, encore 40 jours d’hiver.”

"Bright sun on 12th February, means another 40 days of winter."
almost a reversal of St Swithin’s… but still no better … :wink:

Have any of you got some other French/English weather prophecies or sayings???