School: Tulach an Iarainn (B.)

Tallow, Co. Waterford
Proinnsias Ó Laoghaire

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Weather Signs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0639, Page 18

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Good Weather
It is a sign of good weather when :
1. The sun sets red in the West
2. The sun comes out early
3. The swallow flies high
4. The corncrake sings all day
5. Bees come out of their hives
6. The fish turn on their backs
7. Pigeons fly in a flock
8. The tide rushes up
9. Smoke ascends directly into the air
10. The ducks are quiet
11. The crickets are not singing
12. The curlew flies to the South
13. You hear the birds singing
14. Flies become plentiful
15. The clouds are very bright
16. The sun is very bright
17. The wind is blowing from the East

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