Today, of course, weather news are broadcast more or less accurately by advanced technologies. Latvian Television weather news editor Toms Bricis says popular beliefs are not at all helpful in forecasting - but you can always try, and occasionally the cuckoos are right when even Toms is wrong!
- If the cuckoo stops singing before Midsummer, the summer will be short and frost will come early.
- If the cuckoo sings nine days after Midsummer, then nine days after Mikeļi (autumn solstice, September 29) there will be snow.
- If the red clover blossoms before Midsummer – there will be floods.
- If the thunder roars the night before Midsummer – it will be a fruitless summer.
- If Midsummer passes without rain, there will be a warm and dry autumn.
- Rainy weather is expected if children are crying during Midsummer.
- If cows are mooing at night, autumn will be wet.