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Best ways to predict the weather - without a meteorologist

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Top 20 proven methods and some old wives tales about predicting the weather

Rated 1 point - posted 10 years ago by kris in category Other.
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The moon Report Abuse
‘See a ring around the moon, a storm is sure to follow soon’
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Clouds Report Abuse
High white clouds indicate fine weather, low gathering dark clouds indicate rain
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Temperature Report Abuse
A steady drop in temperature when the sun is still rising indicates a cold, dry front moving in
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Morning Glory flower Report Abuse
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Seagulls Report Abuse
‘Seagull, seagull sit on the sand; it’s a sign of rain when you are at hand’
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Wind direction Report Abuse
A sudden change in wind direction can be a strong indicator of a storm approaching
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Weathervanes Report Abuse
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Scarlet Pimpernel flower Report Abuse
‘The poor man’s weather glass’
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Squirrel’s tails Report Abuse
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Crickets Report Abuse
Chirp faster when warm, slower when wet
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‘Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight’ Report Abuse
Indicates high pressure moving in bringing warm air with it
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’Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning’ Report Abuse
Indicates low pressure moving in bringing rain with it
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Birds Report Abuse
Insect eating birds seen flying lower to the ground than normal indicate rain coming
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Campfire smoke Report Abuse
Descending, swirling smoke indicates low pressure and rain moving in
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Earth smells Report Abuse
Air smells fresher and cleaner just before a rainfall
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Pine cones Report Abuse
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Seaweed Report Abuse
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Cows Report Abuse
Cows lying down in the field indicates rain is on the way
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Sounds of nature Report Abuse
Everything sounds clearer, particularly bird song, when rain is approaching
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Groundhog Day Report Abuse
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