6 Strange Things That Happen When It Is About To Storm


These days, we have weather reports everywhere we turn. From our phones to TV to radio announcements, you probably know when the weather is calling for rain or thunderstorms. However, nature also gives signs that it is about to storm.

All you need to do is look for them. Here are the top signs that it is about to thunderstorm. Be on the lookout the next time the forecast calls for rain.


1. Tree leaves turn

Wikimedia Commons

This is an old wives tale, but it is actually true. Before a storm, the humidity usually goes up quickly. This causes leaf stems to drop their leaves down. You might see the underside of the leaves, especially if the wind is picking up too.


2. Bugs stop mating

Wikimedia Commons

Okay, this one you may not notice. But it is pretty interesting. Studies show that when the barometric pressure drops before it rains, bugs don’t want to mate. You might notice bugs being less crazy around you.

3. However, bees get busier

Wikimedia Commons

Busier stocking up on food that is. Honeybees don’t like to go out in the rain, so if they can sense it is about to storm, they will work harder to stock up on food for their hive.

4. You might see birds fleeing

Wikimedia Commons

If you see birds suddenly flying away or flying by themselves instead of a flock, there is a chance it is about to storm. Birds can often sense sounds that humans can’t and know about storms before we do. They also don’t like to get caught in the rain.

5. Your dog might give you a clue too


If your dog is afraid of thunderstorms, they might sense a storm is coming too. They may hear thunder before we can or sense the change in pressure. If your pup starts acting nervous, a storm might be approaching.

6. You might be able to smell it


You know that smell before it rains? You aren’t making it up. There is a fresh scent that comes from the ozone. When a storm is coming it pushes that air from the ozone down to a place where we can sniff it.

Do you love the scent just before it rains? What other signs do you notice before it storms? If you found this article interesting, please SHARE with a friend!

RELATED: Things You’ll Only Remember If You Grew Up In The 1960s

Show comments
Published by

Recent Posts

‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ Star Catherine Bach’s Daughters Are All Grown Up

Catherine Bach hit the limelight when she starred as Daisy Duke in the comedy series,…

9 hours ago

Why Harrison Ford Wanted To Film One Last ‘Indiana Jones’ Movie

Harrison Ford first appeared as the iconic character Indiana Jones in the 1981 film Raiders…

21 hours ago

Elvis Presley Had To Paint One Of His Cars Because Women Kept Kissing It

No sooner had Elvis Presley started his career as a musician than he began purchasing…

1 day ago

Mick Jagger Questioned Why Martin Scorsese Uses “Gimme Shelter” In So Many Movies

Martin Scorsese has made no secret of the fact that he's a huge fan of…

1 day ago

Bill Mumy Claims Alfred Hitchcock Is ‘The Monster Of The Story’ In Memoir

In his memoir, Danger, Will Robinson: The Full Mumy, former child star Bill Mumy tells…

2 days ago

Steve Martin Reflects On The 19 F-Words In ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ Scene

The movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is a Thanksgiving comedy classic that marked its 35th…

2 days ago