IMHO, it depends on the soil where you are. For example, clay soil tends to get very soggy in wet weather and also tends to hold onto moisture. So, a prolonged period of dry weather could lead to shrinking of the clay and to foundations settling and cracks to walls.
I know that in large parts of London (the famous London clay), many houses, over the years, have had to have underpinning to avoid subsidence.
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