So how do you know what the weather's really going to do? Modern technology may be able to help but it still fails sometimes.
Maybe the only real solution is a weather stone? Have you seen one? This one can be found in Kettlewell and there's one in Masham as well as in several other places in the Yorkshire Dales. Their real purpose is more amusement than to actually forecast the weather - they only show what's actually happening. It takes effort to find a suitable stone, hang it up, paint a board and mount it somewhere, so thank you to who-ever made them and for the smiles.