One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of the weather) be fine and likely to stay fine for a time.‘the weather is set fair for this weekend's carnival’figurative ‘conditions were set fair for stable political and economic development’
- ‘The course was generally in good condition and the day was set fair for a fine competition.’
- ‘Anyway - must be positive - it's a nice day again and the weather forecast is set fair right through until after the weekend, so walking should be more of a pleasure than a chore.’
- ‘The weather is set fair for this weekend's Radcliffe carnival.’
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