Weather Folklore

BirdIf crows fly low, winds going to blow; If crows fly high, winds going to die.

Hot Whether it’s cold or whether it’s hot; We shall have weather, whether or not!

WindNo weather is ill, if the wind is still.

Weather VaneNEWS and weather; they travel together.

Sun & RainA sunshiny shower won’t last half an hour.

Rained OnRain, rain go away; come back another day.

MoonClear moon, frost soon.

Moon & StarThe moon and the weather may change together, but change of the moon does not change the weather.

SunFrom twelve ‘til two tells what the day will do.

RainThe more rain, the more rest; fair weather’s not always best.

BirdsWhen sea birds fly to land there truly is a storm at hand.

DrizzleTo talk of the weather is nothing but folly; when it rains on the hill, it suns in the valley.

Rain Drop WavingIt rains as long as it takes rain to come.

LightningThe sharper the blast, the sooner it’s past.

Sun & CloudYellow streaks in sunset sky, wind and daylong rain is nigh.

Cabin in the SnowYear of snow, fruit will grow.

SnowmanThe chill is on, near and far, in all the months that have an ‘R’.

Rainbow Rainbow at noon, more rain soon.

WindyThe south wind brings wet weather...the north wind, wet and cold together; the west wind always brings us rain…the east wind blows it back again.

Cow Holding UmbrellaWhen a cow tries to scratch her ear it means a shower is very near.

OnionOnionskin is very thin, mild winter is coming in. Onionskin is thick and tough winter will be cold and rough.

Girl & Duck Ice in November to walk a duck, the winter will be all rain and muck.

Duck in the RainRain before seven, quit by eleven.

Stars When the stars begin to huddle the earth will soon begin to puddle.

Umbrella & RainEvening red and morning gray speed the traveler on his way. Evening gray and morning red bring down rain upon his head.

Rainbow Rainbow in the east, sailors at peace. Rainbow in the west, sailors in distress.

Cool MoonPale moon doth rain, red moon doth blow, white moon doth neither rain nor snow.

Rain & UmbrellaWhen the dew is on the grass, rain will never come to pass.

RainbowRainbow in the morning, shepherds take warning; rainbow at night, shepherds’ delight.

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