Folklore texts quite clearly reflect the development of human thinking, as well as the categories that archaic people used to think in. Often the basis of a person's conclusions were made on visually observed processes. The phenomenon, which was difficult to imagine as an image, made it difficult to perceive. Weather phenomena often puzzled people, because it was difficult to explain the freezing of a puddle, the appearance of ice on the river, the frost of patterns on the window. Such results were attributed to an incomprehensible force or an incomprehensible subject. In this article, the object of research is riddles about weather phenomena in the Tatar and English languages. As a result of their linguistic and cultural analysis, we come to the conclusion that the basis for creating riddles about wind and other phenomena is their physical properties, such as speed and sound characteristics. Often in the case of applying the anthropomorphic code, we see that the riddler activates the idea of entering a person's home, the idea of trying to control weather phenomena. The study shows that the lack of visual fixation of weather events makes a person turn to other characteristics of the denotation.Keywords: folklore, riddle, weather event, linguocultural analysis.