If fog forms on water in the autumn or spring a frost is on the way.

A foggy morning with dew on grass indicates a clear day.

Cobwebs on grass indicate fair weather.

Spiders spin thicker bigger webs when the weather is going to be dry.

If spiders leave their web ,expect rain.

When spider webs in air do fly, the spell will soon be dry.

Fog from seaward weather fair, fog from land rainy air.


Ice in November to bear a duck, the rest of the winter be slush and muck.

April snow breeds grass, till April’s dead cast not a thread.

A cold May gives full barns and empty graveyards.

St Swithin’s day if thou dost rain

For forty days it will remain,

St Swithin’s day if thou be fair

For forty days, twill rain na mair.


When the wind is blowing in the north

No fisherman should set forth

When the wind is blowing in the east

Tis not fit for man or beast.

When the wind is in the south

It brigs the food over the fishes mouth

When the wind is blowing in the west

The fishing is at it’s best.


Thunder in spring, cold will bring.

Cold is the night when stars shine bright.

The evening red and morning grey are sure signs of a fair day.

When the wind shifts against the sun, trust it not for back it will run.

When the wind is in the south the rain is in it’s mouth.

Every wind has it’s weather.

Yellow sky at sunset wind in the morrow.

A little rain stills a great wind.


Mackerel sky, mackerel sky never long wet never long dry.

If woolly fleeces deck the heavenly way be sure no rain will mar a summer’s day.

When halo rings the moon or sun rains approaching on the run.

A reddish sun has a watery eye before long you won’t be dry.


Cows lying down a good indication of rain.

Bees do not swarm before a storm.

When the ass begins to bray be sure we will have rain that day.

Flowers smell best before the rain.

Seagull, seagull sit on sand it’s never good weather when your on land.

When the swallow’s nest is high summer is dry.

When the swallow’s nest is low you can safely reap and sow.

If the oak is out before the ash then we’re in for a splash.

If the ash is out before the oak then we’re in for a soak.


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These are a few of the weather sayings we’ve come across if you have any please e-mail them to us ,especially if you have any that are more local. We would be really interested in hearing them.


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