Six Word Saturday:
One week of real summer weather
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Red sky at night; shepherds delight,
Red sky in the morning; shepherds warning
There seem to be a few variations on this rhyme involving sailors, fishermen or farmers but they all have a commonality of red skies being delighted in at night, yet heeded in the morning. This week we had some lovely red sunsets so everyone should’ve been quite happy.
According to the BBC News Magazine site this phrase is not just folklore, but meteorological fact that a red sunset is associated with fine weather:
Deep red sunsets are often associated with dry, settled weather and high pressure. A deep red sunset may indicate a prolonged spell of good weather. But the key sign is in the red sky around the sun – and not the colour of the cloud itself.
Summer had finally arrived in London, putting on a great show for all of the tourists and athletes arriving for the Olympics just begun. The locals also enjoyed the mid to high twenty degree (Celcius) sunshine with BBQ’s, walks in the park or simply just finding somewhere to lay for hours in the sun, and they have the sunburn to prove it. It was nice while it lasted.
Now, we have returned already to the usual grey skies and higher possibility of rain. I just hope that it doesn’t rain all through the Olympics and Paralympics.
What do you like to do in summer?