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Do Cats Know When It’s Going To Rain?

Do cats know when it’s going to rain? Yes, we do! Keep reading to find out how we predict the weather.

How do cats know it's going to rain?

Do your cats know when it’s going to rain?

Do cats know when it’s going to rain, Thomasina? My cat always asks to come in just before a storm comes.
— Just Curious

Hi Just Curious,

Yes, we know when it’s going to rain! When the cats in my family feel those changes in the air, we all head for home as fast as we can.

It’s not just that we hate being wet. The real problem with a heavy rainstorm is that it changes all the familiar scents that keep us from getting lost.


It makes it hard for us to see, too, so we can easily miss all the claw marks we’ve so carefully made in tree trunks and fence posts to help us find our way home. And rain acts as what you humans call white noise, so we can’t hear as well as we’d like to when we’re outside.

How Cats Know When It’s Going To Rain