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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby okie » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:16 pm

Elsa wrote:My parents always used to say when the dog's one ear flipped back it was going to rain! :?
and it often was right! :tongue:


Maybe his floppy wet ear was obscuring his vision :hmz:
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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby bornfree » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:55 am

I was in Kruger now just as the rains came and left the morning of the 19 Jan 2013 made it out before Croc Bridge closed.
I noticed a few things with the animals 2-3 days prior to the rains.

The elephants seemed to disperse.
There were so many Nile monitors leaving the rivers and dams.
There were hardly any cat sightings on the H4-1 especially closer to Lower Sabie.
And yes, an unusual amount of flies.

Great thread.

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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:23 am

What also puzzles researchers is how certain animals like flamingos know where the rains fell. It was reported that flamingos normally visit a certain pan somewhere in Africa, but only when it has rained. The researchers mentioned that the pan was dry and that there were no flamingos within a radius of 100 miles. The rains eventually came and the very next morning the pan was covered with flamingos. How the flamingos knew that rains have fallen at a certain place is still unknown.
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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby Ifubesi » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:11 am

When you see more than one Leopard Tortoise crossing a Kruger road on the same day, rain is not far away...
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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:46 am

My Grandfather used to say that when the winds blows very good during August in the more northern parts of South Africa such as in Kruger, a person should see the dust being swept up by the winds, then good rains will come in the summer months just before Christmas and will continue to do so well into the New Year.
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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:56 am

My tips for rain:

Wash your car

Plan an outdoor wedding

Go overnight hiking with no tent pegs

Arrange a scenic road trip

Drive the Long Tom Pass with very little petrol :hmz:

Arrange a forum meet on the other side of a low level bridge.

My grandmother used to predict rain with her arthritis. Not a nice way at all. I now find an old broken wrist a sure predictor of rain. I now feel very sad that I pooh poohed my grandmother.
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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:19 pm

Hehehe MM those events for sure attracts rain just do not ask for any logical explanations or factual reasoning to answer why – there is none to explain it :lol:.

(Your Grandmothers arthritis is excluded)
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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby okie » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:52 pm

Here in the Western Cape , if a north-western wind blows persistently , then it will rain .
Here on the farm in Worcester , however , we have what I call a " Government wind " .
It will blow all week , full of promises for good rain , but , come weekend , nothing happens , the wind drops , etc , and it remains dry ........ :doh:
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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby chirinda » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:14 pm

:funny: Love it, okie, I must remember about the Government wind, we often get them on the Highveld in summer.

My Dad always used to say that if the crescent new moon is 'tipping' so that water could run out if it were a dish, it will rain that month. The new moon the other day was definitely holding water here in Joburg. :D

My Mother used to tell of an old English prediction that if the cat is racing around the house like a mad thing, it will rain.

Sometimes they work sometimes they don't. :D

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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:25 pm

here... in Europe, we have to look after "nature's signs of sun" :lol:
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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby Carol g » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:26 pm

anne-marie wrote:here... in Europe, we have to look after "nature's signs of sun" :lol:


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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby okie » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:58 pm

About 40/50 years ago , there used to be a BBC radio series , broadcasted on Sunday nights , called " The men from the ministry ". Very funny and entertaining - we did not TV then either :)
In one episode , which I will always remember , some rural guys says/proclaims " When the green tits fly high , the weather will be dry . When the green tits fly low , the winds they will blow " .
Then some other guys asks " And what will the weather be now ? " .
And the answer " I don't know . We don't have any green tits around here ".
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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:14 pm

I do remember the Men from the Ministry,
don't recall that that particular episode, but can just imagine them saying it. :lol:
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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:41 am

okie wrote:About 40/50 years ago , there used to be a BBC radio series , broadcasted on Sunday nights , called " The men from the ministry ". Very funny and entertaining - we did not TV then either :)
In one episode , which I will always remember , some rural guys says/proclaims " When the green tits fly high , the weather will be dry . When the green tits fly low , the winds they will blow " .
Then some other guys asks " And what will the weather be now ? " .
And the answer " I don't know . We don't have any green tits around here ".



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I remember the program well.
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Re: Nature's signs of rain

Unread postby okie » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:58 pm

:thumbs_up: It shows our ages :) That was really good entertainment . Cannot recall who played in it , but there was Number one and number two , and Mildred , and especially funny was a guy who ssshhhhhlobbered everysshhhing he washhhhh ssshhhaying :lol:
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