Calendar & Weather Lore view


SITE SOURCE: CALENDAR LORE

WEATHER LORE

Evening red and mornings grey
Are certain signs of a fair day

Heavy dews in hot weather
Foretell fair weather

Sound travels far and wide
A strong day well betide

Rainbow in the morning
Sailors take warning
Rainbow at night
Sailors delight

If the wind before the rain
You soon make sail again
If the rain before the wind
Top’s’les lower and halyards bend

How to tell how far away a thunderstorm is – each clap represents a mile.

When the sky is full of cliffs and towers the earth’s refreshed by frequent showers

Bees will not swarm before a storm

Rain before seven clear by eleven

Cats foretell rain by scratching furniture

Gulls fly inland when storm coming

Horses bray before rain

The evenings red and morning grey
Are tokens of a bonny day

If matting on floor shrinks it will be dry. Wet if it expands.

If rooster crows to bed
He’ll certainly rise with a watery head

If a roster crows during rain it will surely be fine by nightfall

Rain makes fish breed

Magpies – two for sorrow one for mirth

Rain before 7 clear before 11

Bees will not swarm before a storm

Cats foretell rain by scratching furniture

The evenings red the mornings grey are tokens of a bonny day

If the rooster crows to bed he’ll certainly rise with a watery head.

If a flock of black cockatoos appear in dry weather then they should be counted for that is the number of days it will rain.

Never comb your hair outside on a windy day. Birds get hairs for nest. Every time the bird moves the hair you will get a headache.