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- The old people say whatever way the wind blows on November Day it will blow the same way throughout the year.Locally it is believed that if November dawns with a North wind blowing we will have a hard winter. If it dawns with a South West wind we will have a wet winter.It is locally regarded as a sign of rain with a cat sitting with his back to the fire. When midges are numerous and troublesome on a summers evening, It is locally regarded as a sign of rain.A cat scratching a pole or piece of timber is regarded locally as a wind storm.A blue or purple blaze in a fire is also regarded as a sign of a wind storm.The people say we will get very severe weather when large flocks of seagulls or wild geese are seen or heard.When the crane or heron, flys low it is regarded as a sign of rain.A dog eating grass is a sign of rain.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.