"A mackerel sky is a sky dappled with rows of small fleece clouds, typically cirrocumulus is like the pattern on a mackerel's back. This little saying is part of the red skies at morning genre. Sailors know these signs to be accurate predictors of the weather." Barbara Huet

Mackerel Sky - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Barbara Huet for pointing out this rhyme!

Image: Rubens' A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning