What makes good weather for photography is often not what people consider good weather in general. A bright, sunny day usually makes for poor photographs because of the deep, harsh shadows that appear. Our eyes and brain compensate for this automatically when we look around a scene but once it’s been captured by a camera, the exposure is fixed. Theres nothing that our eyes can do, then, to help.
What you need when bright sunlight abounds are huge, overhead, translucent diffusers. Meteorologists call these “clouds”. Yes, clouds are a photographer’s friend. They scatter the light so that there are no shadows, or at least no deep shadows. A camera can then record the entire dynamic range and produce images that look right when printed.
So don’t be afraid to go outside when it’s cloudy or threatening rain. That’s often when you’ll get your best pictures. The sky, too, can be more interesting this way than the nice, deep blue of clear day.