Up to the present days there exist lots of old Russian superstitious weather believes (otherwise called weatherlore). In former times Russian people trusted them implicitly and believed that they surely come true.
The weather for the first three days of August determines the weather for the whole month. If the weather is settled for the first week of august, it forecasts snowy and long winter.
• AUGUST, 1 - The Day of Makrida the Foreteller
If it rains in the morning, if forecasts rainy autumn.
• AUGUST, 2 - Elias`s Day
If it rains all day long - the weather in September and October will be rainy too; if there`s no rain on that day - the weather in autumn will be dry.
• AUGUST, 4 - Mary-Magdalene`s Day
The storm on that day predicts great harvest of hey.
• AUGUST, 7 - Anna`s Day
If the morning is cold on that day, the winter will be cold too; and if it rains - there`ll be plenty of snow in winter. The weather on that day determines the weather for the winter: the first part of the day (till noon) - for December, the second part (after noon) - for January.
• AUGUST, 12 - Sila`s Day
If the rain is drizzling and the wind is blowing on that day, it forecasts continuous rainy weather.
• AUGUST, 15 - Stephan`s Day
Stephan - the hay harvester. On that day the hay harvest is finished. The weather on that day determines the weather for September.
• AUGUST, 16 - Anthon`s Day
If the wind is strong and squally on that day, you should expect snowy winter that year.
• AUGUST, 17 - Avdotya`s Day
If it rains - the hay will rot. The weather on that day determines the weather for November.
• AUGUST, 18 - Eustigney`s Day
Eustigney - the harvester. The weather on that day determines the weather for December.
• AUGUST, 19 - The Festival of the Apple Saviour
The weather on that day determines the weather for autumn: if it`s dry - it`ll be dry in autumn too, if it`s raining - it`ll be rainy weather, and if the sky is clear it predicts severe winter. What the weather is like on August, 18th shows what the weather will be like on October, 14th (The festival in honor of protection of the holy virgin).
• AUGUST, 21 - Miron`s Day
The weather on that day determines the weather for winter.
• AUGUST, 23 - The Day of Laurentius
If there`s no wind and it`s drizzling on that day that predicts windless weather in March and September.
• AUGUST, 27 - Micah`s Day
Windless weather in the evening forecasts fair weather in autumn, and if the wind is blowing on that day it forecasts nasty weather in September.
• AUGUST, 28 - The Repose of the Mother of God
If during the nearest 2 weeks hot weather prevails it forecasts bad weather for the Indian summer (14-21 of September).
• AUGUST, 29 - The Festival of the Nut Saviour
If the cranes have flown away it forecasts frosty weather on October, 14th (The festival in honor of protection of the holy virgin).