WEATHER WISE

  • Some old fashioned weather lore that has more than a grain of truth in it.
  • Find out more about these sayings in Wise Words and Country Ways: Weather Lore.
  • Sound travelling far and wide a stormy day will betide.
  • When sheep turn their backs to the wind it is a sign of rain.
  • Mackerel sky – never long wet, never long dry.
  • If the ladybird hibernates the winter will be harsh.
  • A winter fog will freeze a dog.
  • The frost hurts no weeds.
  • If the snowflakes increase in size, a thaw will follow.