How to determine the weather for the cat

Find out how subtly the body of a cat experiencing changes in temperature and other weather changes, as well as about how cats predict the weather.

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This material describes the most common folk will that give the possibility to foresee changes in the weather by observing the behavior of cats, and the scientific justification for such abilities of the animal, informs Rus.Media.

Watching the behavior of animals, people have long learned to predict weather changes. And one of the most reliable home forecasts is considered to be a cat. Of course, the furry meteorologist will not be able with accuracy to within one degree to determine the temperature for the week ahead or to measure the atmospheric pressure with an accuracy of a millimeter of mercury, but to feel the approach of warming or cooling trends, as well as the high chance of precipitation to him quite a force.

Why cats are anticipating a change of weather

The body of a cat feels and reacts to the signs that precede changes in temperature and rainfall or snow. Scientists up to the end not investigated the mechanism of weather forecasting cats, however, put forward several possible hypotheses to explain this feature of the organism fuzzies home:

  • Eardrum and inner ear of a cat feels change of atmospheric pressure. It is believed that when this animal is experiencing discomfort trying to get rid of the discomfort, carefully “wash” paw ear.

  • Atmospheric pressure affects the stomach, causing the cat to drink more than the usual amount of water or chew grass.

It is also believed that the skin of the animal is able to respond to sudden changes of humidity, which also allows to predict the weather for the next day.

Predict the weather cat, using these features of the body, or they have other mechanisms to play the role of household forecasts, but the results of their predictions are usually confirmed. In addition, repeatedly noticed drastic changes in animal behavior before natural disasters and natural disasters: tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.

How to determine the weather for the cat: folk omens

Over a century of observations has accumulated a lot of knowledge about how to determine the weather for the cat. It takes into account the behavior and mood of your pet, the place that the cat chooses to stay, and the position of the body during sleep, increased thirst and other signs. Noticed that are more sensitive to future changes of weather cats who live in the home. To test the truth of people’s will can any owner of furry forecaster, observing the behavior of a pet, and taking into account the most common signs:

  • If the cat sleeps on his back, legs outstretched to the sides, it portends warmer and clear weather (in anticipation of the heat, the animal is trying to increase the heat dissipation area of the body).

  • If the cat curled up and covered nose to tail, it clearly demonstrates the approach of cold weather (this posture helps to preserve heat).

  • On the eve of windy weather or storms, sleep cat becomes restless, nervous, it is often tossing and turning and changing position.

  • Also before the onset of cold weather, the cat chooses to stay the warmest place in the house – the radiators, the rug in front of the fireplace, buried in a blanket or looking for a warm place at the side of the owner.

  • The constriction of the pupil indicate the decrease in atmospheric pressure, and dilated pupils – to increase. Increased thirst occurs before a storm.

  • Scratch the wall or the carpet by the bad weather in winter to blizzards.

  • If the cat refuses to go for a walk, hard licks and rubs the tail paws ears, it’s likely the next day will be rainy weather.

  • Quiet licking of paws and fur, especially sitting with a straight back paw, on the contrary heralds clear weather.

  • Nervous licking of the coat for the bad weather. Licking of the coat against the direction of growth to the city.

  • Stretching and yawning to clear Sunny weather.

  • Nervous, quick movement, increased activity to the storm that is coming.

  • Eating grass – the rain.

Before the onset of severe weather or natural disasters cats behave in a nervous, loud meowing, trying to find a quiet place or, on the contrary, do not depart from the owner.