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Weather LoreLong ago people depended upon the sun, the moon, stars, and planets to forecast the weather.
Such signs as a read sky in the evening meant fine weather next day. A ring round the moon at night was a sure sign of rain. High wind and fast moving clouds from the north-west meant a coming storm. Sailors feared a rainbow in the morning, where as one at night had the opposite meaning. The animals and birds were watched closely for signs of uneasiness which also denoted a storm.
The seasons too were forecasted by various signs such as a plentiful cop of berries which meant that a hard winter might