Weather sayings and forecasts from the Isle of Wight!!
Some say the Isle of Wight is a strange place. These weather sayings might well prove that!!
Try some of these out for yourself and let us know if they work.
Hang seaweed outside the door – if it feels dry to the touch it will be a fine day – if not rain is on the way.
Clouds of gnats mean a fine day tomorrow
Red sky at night is shepherds delight – fine, dry weather
Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning
Sunbeams shining through the clouds are sucking up water to make more rain!
If the cows are lying down then rain is on the way
If the cat washes over its ears then it is going to rain
Look across the Solent and if the view of the mainland is clear, rain is on the way
When smoke from the chimney falls downwards then rain is imminent.
Find out which way the wind is blowing by licking a finger, holding it in the air and seeing which side dries first
Seagulls flying backwards indicate a very strong wind!!!!!
In the summer when the air is hot and still a thunderstorm is approaching
Stillness, no wind nor bird calls, heralds a storm
Flocks of seagulls flying inland indicate stormy weather is imminent
When flying ants swarm, thunder is imminent
In very cold weather, if the dark clouds look as though they are touching the land in the distance, then snow is on its way.
When blackthorn flowers it heralds a sharp, cold spell
Crows nests high in the trees means a good summer
Don't cast a clout until May is out!
If oak leaves are showing before ash in the Spring then we are in for a splash in the summer but if ash shows before oak then we are in for a soak!