October 12, 2010

Nature's way of Weather Forecast

I truly believe that God has given us a most interesting way of knowing the weather even before BBC and its weatherforecasters appear on the radio or TV screens. Before the invention of all the instruments used to forecast weather European farmers and fishermen had used nature to predict their weather.


These pine cones can tell you if there will be wet or dry weather- 100% accuracy.



Rain is coming. The cones are closed tight.


One of the most reliable of all natural weather indicators are pine cones. pine conesThese have traditionally been used to forecast the weather as they change shape according to whether it is wet or dry. In dry weather, pine cones open out as the scales shrivel up and stand out stiffly. When it is damp, they absorb moisture and as the scales become flexible again, the cone returns to its normal shape. 




"Yes it's correct. The cones are closed and the clouds are bringing the rain!! Amazing!" said Judy from the tropical climes. (Sibu no less).

This has been a real learning journey for the two of us.....

4 comments:

Ah Ngao said...

wow...! we dont need the weather man anymore...kekeke

Sarawakiana@2 said...

But Ah Ngao...we are in living in the UK!!Our cones are not so weather senstive...Have you ever tried to look at them in Cameron highlands? May be they open and close in the same way.

Ann said...

I have 4 pine trees, and some cones, I must go out and test this theory.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Ann
Please tell me if it works!!

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