practical nursery rhyme lyrics with history and origins in English weather predictions

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Red sky at night: lyrics

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Practical origins for this English nursery rhyme are based on the weather predictions of England and how a red sky at night would indicate fair weather on the following day. Conversely a shepherd would say that a red sky in the morning would suggest inclement weather to follow. It should be remembered that there were no weather forecasts, as such, in days gone by and one had to make one's own weather predictions. Those with the most knowledge and experience were those who worked outside all year round and were fully conversant with changing weather patterns like the shepherd referred to in this rhyme


Red sky at night,
Shepherd's delight;
Red sky at morning,
Shepherd's warning.

Red sky at night nursery rhyme: origins & history