Thought this was something neat to share on weather lore.
My parents taught me this saying when we would have a beautiful sunset in The Bahamas. Red sky at night, sailor's delight, Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.
It is neat the different wording on weather lore depending on where you are.
Morning red gives wet days,
Evening red gives sweet days"
Morgenrøde gir dage bløde.
Kveldsrøde gir dage søde.
True lore, and why Red sky at night
A red sunset probably means dry weather the next day.
- Red sky at night, sailor's delight,
- Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.
- Red sky at night, shepherd's delight,
- Red sky in morning, shepherd's warning.
- Morgenrøde gir dage bløde.
- Kveldsrøde gir dage søde.
- Rosso di sera, bel tempo si spera,
- rosso di mattina mal tempo si avvicina.
- Avondrood, morgen mooi weer aan boord,
- Ochtendrood, vanavond water in de sloot.
- Rouge le soir, bel espoir,
- Rouge le matin, de la pluie en chemin.
- Matthew 16:2b–3 -- [Jesus] replied, [to some Pharisees and Sadducees that wanted to "test" him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven]
- "When evening comes, you say,
- 'It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.'
- And in the morning,
- 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.'
- You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times."
- Like a red morn that ever yet betokened,
- Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field,
- Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds,
- Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds.
- Link on weather lore - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_lore