Can Animals Predict the Weather?

Posted by on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Some people say that they can tell when there is a change coming in the weather because their pets act differently.

When stormy weather is on the way there is usually a drop in atmospheric pressure. Animals exposed and accustomed to certain patterns can quickly sense these changes.

In fact, during Tropical Storm Gabrielle and Hurricane Charlie researchers tracked a group of sharks... after the barometric pressure dropped just a few millibars several sharks swam to deeper waters, where there was more protection from the storm.

Birds and bees also appear to sense this drop in barometric pressure and will seek cover in their nests or hives.



The Team

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