If on the ocean's bosom clouds appear, While the blue vault above is bright and clear, These signs by shepherds and by sailors seen, Give pleasing hope of days and nights serene.
Last 7 Days
Mackeral Scales, Furl your scales.
St. Swithin's Day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain. St. Swithin's day if thou be fair, for fourty days 'twill rain nae mair.
If towers to sight, uncapt, the mountain's head, While on its base a vapoury veil is spread. -Aratus [fair weather follows]
A hard winter will come if squirrels put away a large store of food.
As many days from the first new moon, so many times will it thaw during the winter.
If it rains on Easter Day, There shall be good grass but very bad hay.
If it rains on June 27th, it will rain seven weeks.