Pholklore, Phact & Phiction – Weather Lore


lion by wildlifeart 89
Photo courtesy of Wildlifeart89 in WetCanvas Reference Library

The month of March will arrive tomorrow all around the world. Perhaps it is already March 1st in your corner of the world. There is a popular saying…

“If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.
If March comes in like a lamb, it will go out like a lion.”

lamb by rhaynes
Photo courtesy of Rhaynes on Morgue File

“Weather lore is the body of informal folklore related to the prediction of the weather. It has been a human desire for millennia to make accurate weather predictions. Oral and written history is full of rhymes, anecdotes, and adages meant to guide the uncertain in determining whether the next day will bring fair or foul weather.” ~ Wikipedia

Listed below are a few weather related bits of wisdom and folly. Do you know which are which? You can find out more here: Weather Lore

When Clouds Look Like Black Smoke, a Wise Man Will Put On His Cloak.

Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight.

No weather is ill, if the wind be still.

When halo rings the moon or sun, rain’s approaching on the run.

When windows won’t open, and the salt clogs the shaker, the weather will favour the umbrella maker!

A summer fog for fair, A winter fog for rain. A fact most everywhere, In valley or on plain.

When sounds travel far and wide, A stormy day will betide.

A coming storm your shooting corns presage, And aches will throb, your hollow tooth will rage.


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