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- A robin singing in the evening is a sure sign of rain. In summer if the old people see swallows flying along, almost touching the earth they say that we will have rain or broken weather.
If they see a crane going towards a bog [?} they say that the weather will be wet and if they see one going towards a mountain that it will be fine.
Some say that if soot falls rain will also fall. If the water of a lake seen in the distance appears to be perfectly clear we will have fine weather, but if there appears to be shadows on the water then we will have harsh weather. A curlew crying as night is falling is considered to be a sign of rain.
Hosts of little flys hovering over puddles or drains is also a sign of a change in the weather. If the leaves of the trees seem to turn their back(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.