Posted on Monday, 21 November, 2011 | 11 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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Are animals better at predicting what the weather is going to be like than the Met Office ?
For centuries birds and animals have been observed as a way to determine what the weather is going to do. It was often believed for example that if swallows were flying high then the weather was going to be good and if they were flying low it was going to rain. But how accurate are these predictions and can animals really do a better job than our own weather forecasters ?
"Squirrels are hoarding nuts, the blackbirds are gobbling up berries and wild geese are arriving far earlier than usual — all signs, many people think, that this coming winter will be a cold and snowy one."