Any port in a storm
This means that in an emergency any solution will do, even one that would normally be unacceptable.
Bolt from the blue
If something happens unexpectedly and suddenly, it is a bolt from the blue.
Calm before the storm
A calm time immediately before period of violent activity or argument is the calm before the storm.
If someone chases rainbows, they try to do something that they will never achieve.
If you are on cloud nine, you are extremely happy. (‘cloud seven’ is a less common alternative)
Cloud on the horizon
If you can see a problem ahead, you can call it a cloud on the horizon.
Come rain or shine
If I say I’ll be at a place come rain or shine, I mean that I can be relied on to turn up; nothing, not even the vagaries of British weather, will deter me or stop me from being there.
Every cloud has a silver lining
People sometimes say that every cloud has a silver lining to comfort somebody who’s having problems. They mean that it is always possible to get something positive out of a situation, no matter how unpleasant, difficult or even painful it might seem.
Face like thunder
If someone has a face like thunder, they are clearly very angry or upset about something.
A fairweather friend is the type who is always there when times are good but forgets about you when things get difficult or problems crop up.
If something or someone moves like greased lightning, they move very fast indeed.
Hit rough weather
If you hit rough weather, you experience difficulties or problems.
In a fog
If you’re in a fog, you are confused, dazed or unaware.
It never rains but it pours
‘It never rains but it pours’ means that when things go wrong, they go very wrong.
It’s raining cats and dogs
It’s raining very hard.
Know which way the wind blows
This means that you should know how things are developing and be prepared for the future.
Quiet before the Storm
When you know that something is about to go horribly wrong, but hasn’t just yet, then you are in the quiet before the storm.
To save for a rainy day
If you save something, especially money, for a rainy day, you save it for some possible problem or trouble in the future.
Right as rain
If things are right as rain, then everything is going well in your life.
Steal someone’s thunder
If someone steals your thunder, they take the credit and praise for something you did.
Storm in a teacup
If someone exaggerates a problem or makes a small problem seem far greater than it really is, then they are making a storm in a teacup.
Tempest in a teapot / storm in a teapot
If people exaggerate the seriousness of a situation or problem, they are making a tempest in a teapot.
Under a cloud
If someone is suspected of having done something wrong, they are under a cloud.
Under the weather
If you are feeling a bit ill, sad or lack energy, you are under the weather.
Wait for a raindrop in the drought
When someone is waiting for a raindrop in the drought, they are waiting or hoping for something that is extremely unlikely to happen.
Weather a storm
If you weather a storm, you get through a crisis or hard times.