Forecast the weather – without any gadgets!

Forecast the weather - without any gadgets!

If you’re like us, you’ll probably have weather widgets on your phone, on your PC desktop and maybe even your own personal weather station keeping you permanently updated in all matters meteorological.

Way before man strutted the earth with info-laden smartphones, country folks used to be able to predict weather patterns by all manner of weird and wonderful ways, some of which seem positively other worldly to city folk.

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We all know the saying, “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight, red sky in the morning, sailors take warning,” but we didn’t know that flowers smelt stronger before rainy weather or that a rainbow in the west is also a portent for umbrella weather.

Check out more facts – and learn what to expect when your moggy starts cleaning behind its ears – in this handy, and rather lovely, infographic below (click on the image for a bigger image):

Forecast the weather - without any gadgets!


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