She monitored the movements of a herd of cattle for a day and also recorded the rainfall. She found that the cows did sit down before a shower started.
I'm not a bit surprised. If I had to stay out in the open for hours every day I think I would learn to become very observant of signs of changing weather, which is how much ancient weather lore and superstitions developed.
I know I would also become very observant of the weather if I was one of the unlucky people once more facing threats of floods after the severe downpours this week. Although I live in a part of London that has never been flooded, I have still checked the Environment Agency's website to find out if my house is at risk.
You can find details of areas under flood warning , and what to do if you are, at: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/subjects/flood/
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