Folk sayings about weather


German weather sayings (translated into English)

When the ant piles its heap, you better buy wood for the winter.

When angels travel, the sun laughs, even if it laughs itself to tears.

A ring around the sun or moon means rain or snow is coming soon.

If there are many frogs in spring, the peas turn out well.

If swallows fly low, then rain we shall know.

Chimney smoke descends, our nice weather ends.

April does as it pleases.

If March comes in like a wolf, it will go out like a lamb.

Foen wind makes nice weather.

If the cock crows on its dunghill, the weather changes or stays the same.


Grandparents' observations about the weather (Lithuania)


  • Cold, dry December - cold spring.
  • Cold fog, frost in December, or on Christmas Eve snow - great fruit, honey harvest brings.
  • Rime, clear Christmas Day fertile, beautiful years of wind, rain brings misery.
  • At Christmas cold - at Easter and white.



  • Cold January - late spring out, if obscure January will be wet years.
  • What's in January - that July.
  • If early January and the end of beautiful, wait for a good year.
  • January northerly winds atpučia good harvest.
  • If you dry, warm, far from being the spring and summer rains.



  • If north winds blowing in February - will be fertile years.
  • If there is no wind in February - will be windy April.
  • If February takes constant colds - will be a hot summer.


For all seasons: There is no bad weather - is ill-fitting clothing.

Folk sayings about weather (Czech Republic)

Our observations whether the sayings will come true or not




A lot of snow in January, a lot of mushrooms in August. 

(There was very little snow in January 2012)



Plenty of snow in January, little water in April.

(There was very little snow in January 2012)


Dry January, wet June.

(There was almost no snow and no rain either.)


When it is warm in January, economy will get even worse.

(The average temperature was quite high for January I guess we have nothing to look forward to, ehm...)


If the mole is at work in January, winter will end in May.

(The mole was at work in January, so winter will end in May but when will it start? Hihi

It was snowing on May 25th in the Czech Republic - western part of the country was the coldest!)




When a lark sings in February, it is going to be freezing.

When February is cold and dry, August is going to be very hot.

When the sun shines on Hromnice (Feb. 2), winter will last six weeks longer.

(There was a lot of sunshine on Hromnice and at some parts the temperature dropped bellow zero in May!)

Clear night on Hromnice (Feb.2) signifies plenty of freezing days.




As much rain is in March, the same is in June.


March with no water, April without grass.

(True, we cut the lawn for the 1st time in the middle of the May this year - much later than usual.)

On Saint Tomáš day (Mar. 7) snow turns into slush.

The cold, that Tomáš (Mar. 7) brings, shakes us for long time.

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