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with a north-wind, fair weather for two or three days.
IV. Large clouds like rocks, great showers.
VII. Mists. If they rise in low ground and soon vanish, fair weather.
VIII. If mists rise to the hill-tops, rain in a day or two.
IX. A general mist before the Sun rises, near the full Moon, fair weather. · X. If mists in the new Moon, rain in the old.
XI. If mists in the old, rain in the new. ..
XII. Winds. Observe that in eight years' time there is as much south-west wind as north-east, and consequently as many wet years as dry,. .
XIII. When the wind turns to north-east, and it continues two days without rain, and does not turn south the third day, nor rain the third day, it is likely to continue north-east for eight or nine days, all fair ; and then to come to the south again.
XIV. If the wind turns again out of the south to the north-east with rain, and continues in the northeast two days without rain, and neither turns south, nor rains the third day, it is likely to continue northeast for two or three months. · XV. South-west winds. After a northerly wind for the most part two months or more, and then coming south, there are usually three or four fair days at first, and then on the fourth or fifth day comes rain, or else the wind turns north again, and continues dry.
XVI. If the wind returns to the south within a day or two without rain, and turn northward with rain, and return to the south in one or two days before two or three times together, after this sort, then it is likely to be in the south or south-west two or three months together, as it was in the north before.
. XVII. Fair weather for a week, with a southern wind, will produce a great drought, if there has been much rain out of the south before. The wind usually turus from north to south, with a quiet wind without
rain, but returns to the north with a strong wind and · rain; the strongest winds are when it turns from south, to north by west.
XVIII. Clouds. In summer or harvest, when the wind has been south two or three days, and it grows very hot, and you see clouds rise with great white tops Jike lowers, as if one were upon the top of another, and joined together with black on the nether side, there will be thunder and rain suddenly.
XIX. If two such clouds arise, one on either hand, i . it is time to make haste to shelter.
XX. If you see a cloud rise against the wind or side wind, when that cloud comes up to you, the wind will blow the same way that the cloud came. And the same rule holds of a clear place, when all the sky is equally thick, except one clear edge.
XXI. Sudden rains never last long : but when the air grows thick by degrees, and the Sun, Moon, and Stars shine dimmer and dimmer, then it is likely to rain six hours usually.
XXII. If it begin to rain from the south, with a high wind for two or three hours, and the wind falls, hut the rain continues, it is likely to rain twelve hours or more, and does usually rain till a strong north wind clears the air. These long rains seldom hold above twelve hours, or happen above once a year.
XXIII. If it begin to rain an hour or two before sun rising, it is likely to be fair before noon, and so continue that day; but if the rain begin an hour or two after sun rising, it is likely to rain all that day, except the rainbow be seen before it rains.
XXIV. Spring and summer. If the last eighteen days of February and ten days of March be for the most part rainy, then the spring and summer quarters
will probably be so too ; and I never knew a great drought but it entered in that season.
XXV. Winter. If the latter end of October and beginning of November be for the most part warm and rainy, then January and February are likely to be frosty and cold, except after a very dry summer.If October and November be snow and frost, then January and February are likely to be open and mild.
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