Proverb: With the help of the rain and the sun, the year’s provisions will not be easily finished.
Proverb: ‘Good weather on Candlemas means that winter is over, rain on Candlemas means another 40 days of bad weather. ‘
Proverb: Whatever is conceived in moonlight, will find no rest during any quarter of the moon’. This proverb springs from an old belief that a child conceived in moonlight was likely to suffer from epilepsy.
F’Ħadd il-bluh ix-xita tibda tfuħ
Proverb: ‘When the flowers start to bloom, the heat starts to increase.’
Proverb: February rains will overflow the wells.
Proverb: Lightning nourishes the rain
Proverb: ‘When the stars wink, expect wind’. When the stars filcker in a dark background, stormy weather soon follows.
Proverb: ‘the south west wind is sure to bring either wind or rain’
Proverb: ‘The East wind fills up the empty space in the sky with clouds’.
proverb: ‘the west wind raises the clouds and lowers them all the time.’ When the wind blows from the west, rain clouds keep rising all the time from that direction.
Proverb: ‘The western wind promises and gives.’ The western wind brings rain with it.
Proverb: The western wind irritates us all the time.
Proverb: ‘The moon swallows everything’ ie. when the moon shines bright, it will dissipate the clouds
Proverb: ‘the moon, the stars and their cycles herald a good harvest’.
Il-ħmura ta’ fil-għaxija, ġib żwiemlek għat-tiġrija: il-ħmura ta’ filgħodu, ġib żwiemlek minn ġor-robu.
Proverb: When the evening sky is red, ready your horses for the race; when the morning sky is red, bring your horses from the field.
Il-ħmura ta’ filgħaxija, lesti d-debba għat-tiġrija, lesti d-dwieb għat-tiġrija; il-ħmura ta’ filgħodu lesti l-bhejjem fejn joqogħdu
Proverb: When the evening sky is red ready your mare for the race; when the morning sky is red prepare shelter for your beasts
Proverb: When the morning sky is red, feed the cows and let them sleep.
The day appears from the morning ie – you can predict the weather for the rest of the day from the morning. Figuratively, this proverb applies to a man’s character, which shows its first traits in early life.
Proverb: ‘The wind drives the ships but it also sinks them’. Something can be both good and bad.
Proverb: ‘The wind is not fair weather’ – said of the wind which blows when sunshine was expected to ripen the fruit.
Proverb: Warm weather in January is contentment for the poor man and the farmer.
Proverb: ‘Summer is the poor man’s coat.’
Proverb: the sun has got its field. Ie – the sun is surrounded by a dark halo (field) which indicates coming bad weather.
Proverb: ‘the sun will show from the morning how the day will unfold.’