CHAP. 81.—PROGNOSTICS DERIVED FROM THUNDER.
When, in summer, there is more thunder than lightning,
wind may be expected from that quarter; but if, on the other
hand, there is not so much thunder as lightning, there will be
a fall of rain. When it lightens in a clear sky, there will be
rain, and if there is thunder as well, stormy weather; but if
it lightens from all four quarters of the heavens, there will
be a dreadful tempest. When it lightens from the north-east
only, it portends rain on the following day; but when from
the north, wind may be expected from that quarter. When it
lightens on a clear night from the south, the west, or the
north-west, there will be wind and rain from those quarters.
in the morning is indicative of wind, and at midday