Rain proverbs and sayings

2015-07-15 06:00

• EVENING red and morning grey will set the traveller on his way. But evening grey and morning red will bring down rain upon his head.

• No dew on the grass at night is a sign of rain.

• Clouds on the hill tops, if falling, promise rain - if rising, clear weather.

• A pale rising moon portends rain the next day. Look for rain when the crow flies low.

• It is said that flies bite more when it is going to rain

• When chairs squeak, of rain they speak.

• Catchy drawer and sticky door, Coming rain will pour and pour.

• Spiders leave their webs when it is going to rain

• A ring around the sun or moon means rain or snow coming soon.

• If ants move their eggs and climb, rain is coming anytime.

• When the ditch and pond offend the nose. Then look out for rain and stormy blows.

• When clouds look like black smoke a wise man will put on his cloak.

• If salt is sticky and gains in weight. It will rain before too late.

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

• When clouds appear like rocks and towers.

• Earth’s refreshed by frequent showers.

• Flowers are more fragrant before rain.

• The aching of a broken bone predicts rain.

• When the cows are laying on the ground, the rain shall soon be coming down. - S.E. Schlosser

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