aigrish
of wind: sharp, cutting
essex

black-east, black-easter
cold, dry east wind
galloway

blackthorn winter
winter that turns very cold late in the season
hertfordshire

blae
of wind: cold, cutting, harsh
galloway

boff
to blow back: used only of wind blowing smoke back down a chimney
staffordshire

bright-borough
are of the night sky thickly strewn with stars (Gerard Manley Hopkins)
poetic

bruach
ring or halo around the moon, presaging unsettled weather
irish

carry
drift or movement of clouds
english

cherribim
sky
anglo-romani

ciabhar
slight breeze, just enough to stir the hair
gaelic

dim-wood
are of the night sky where few stars can be seen (Gerard Manley Hopkins)
poetic

dintless
of a sky: cloudless
poetic

duvla’s pani
rainbow
anglo-romani

eeroch
pains thought to be caused by the east wind in winter
northern ireland

fell
sudden drop in wind
galloway

flam
sudden light breeze
north sea coast

flan
sudden gust of wind
shetland

flinchin
deceitful promise of better weather
scots

fuaradh-froise
cool breeze preceding a rain-shower
gaelic

garbshíon
unseasonably cold and windy weather
irish

greann-gaoth
piercing wind
gaelic

gurl
howl of the wind
scots

gurley
clod, threatening wind
galloway

gussock
strong and sudden gust of wind
east anglia

hefty
of weather: rough, boisterous and wild
ireland

hot-spong
sudden power of heat felt when the sun comes from under a wind-shifted cloud
east anglia

huffling
wind blowing up in sudden gusts
exmoor

hulder
the roar in the air after a great noise (e.g. thunder)
exmoor

katabatic
wind that blows from high ground to low ground, its force being aided by gravity; sometimes known as a ‘fall wind’
meteorological

lambin’ storm
gale which usually happens in mid March
north sea coast

lythe
calm or absence of wind
fenland

mackerel-sky
sky mottled with light, striped cirrus clouds
exmoor

meal-drift
high, wispy clouds
poetic

moor-gallop
wind and rain moving across high ground
cornwall, cumbria

Noah’s ark
cloud that widens upwards from the horizon, in the shape of an ark, and signals an approaching storm
essex

noctilucent cloud
high and rare cloud type (literally ‘night- shining’) that drifts in the upper atmosphere, is made of ice crystals and is so high as to be invisible except when, after sunset around midsummer, ‘the tilt of the earth allows it to catch the last light of the sun’ (Amy Liptrot)
meteorological

oiteag
wisp of wind
gaelic

osag
gust of wind
gaelic

piner
penetrating, cold South-Easterly wind
north sea coast

roarie-bummlers
fast-moving storm clouds (literally ‘noisy blunderers’)
scots

shepherd’s flock
white fleecy clouds indicating fine weather
suffolk

skub
hazy clouds driven by the wind
shetland

thraw
of sky, sea or wind: threatening
galloway

twitchy
of wind: blowing unsteadily
east anglia

ultaichean
strong, rolling gusts of wind
hebridean gaelic

up’ tak
rising of the wind, usually signalling a fresh outbreak of bad weather
shetland

urp
clouds standing in columns or streaks from the horizon upwards
shetland

water-carts
small-clouds
suffolk

whiffle
of a wind: to come in unpredictable gusts
kent

wimpling
rippling motion induced in a bird’s wing feathers by the passage of wind (Gerard Manley Hopkins)
poetic

windin’
rooks circling in the air and thereby indicating stormy weather
suffolk