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Weather is an event that is present in every zone and duty.

Major cities and some settlements have an NPC known as a Skywatcher. These NPCs will indicate the current and upcoming weather conditions for each zone. One can also see the current weather condition of the current zone by hovering over the icon in the top-right corner of the minimap. Normal weather conditions in overworld zones and cities may change at 12:00 am, 8:00 am, and 04:00 pm Eorzean Time (every eight Eorzean hours, i.e., 23 minutes and 20 seconds real time). Weather typically remains the same in duties, although it may change at specific points in the duty.

Several activities in the game depend on the weather conditions. These include but are not limited to:

  • Fishing: Several fish can only be caught during certain weather conditions and times of day. Examples include the Thunderbolt Sculpin, Raincaller, and Son of Levin. Some require very specific conditions, such as one weather type following a specific previous weather type. For example, Helicoprion can only be caught between 8 AM and 8 PM during a Heat Wave that follows clouds or fog.
  • Sightseeing Log: Many of the sightseeing entries in A Realm Reborn areas require certain weather conditions and specific times of day. Sightseeing vistas added in later expansions do not have weather requirements.
  • Odin: Odin's FATE will only spawn when the weather condition in The Black Shroud is listed as Tension.

Types of Weather Conditions

Normal Weather Conditions

Normal weather conditions are always present in zones and will cycle at designated times in overworld zones and cities. Each zone has a set of possible weather conditions, and some weather is unique to a particular zone.

Weather Icon Visibility Description
Astromagnetic Storm Astromagnetic Storm.png Poor Astromagnetic
Blizzards Blizzard (weather).png Very Poor Heavy Snow
Clear Skies Clear Skies.png Very Good Clear
Clouds Clouds.png Good Overcast
Dust Storms Dust Storms.png Very Poor Dusty
Fair Skies Fair Skies.png Very Good Fair
Fog Fog.png Very Poor Foggy
Gales Gales.png Moderate Gusty
Gloom Gloom.png Poor Gloomy
Heat Waves Heat Waves.png Good Blistering
Moon Dust Moon Dust.png ? Regolithic
Rain Rain.png Moderate Rainy
Showers Showers.png Reduced Showery
Snow Snow.png Poor Snowy
Thunder Thunder weather.png Moderate Thunder
Thunderstorms Thunderstorms.png Poor Heavy Thunder
Umbral Static Umbral Static.png Poor Experiencing Umbral Static
Umbral Wind Umbral Wind.png Fair Experiencing Umbral Wind
Wind Wind.png Fair Windy

Certain weather conditions can only happen in certain zones (ie sandstorms in Thanalan, snow in Coerthas, so on.)

Special Weather Conditions

There are also several special weather conditions, usually associated with a specific event or duty. Their names, mini-map descriptions and where they appear are as follows:

Weather Icon Duties/Events
Apocalypse Apocalypse.png Radz-at-Han and Thavnair from Main Scenario QuestSkies Aflame to Main Scenario QuestEndwalker, Garlemald from Main Scenario QuestAs the Heavens Burn to Main Scenario QuestEndwalker, Dungeon Vanaspati
Auroras Auroras.png During the Fall of Dalamud, August - September 2012
Beyond Time Beyond Time.png Raid Alexander - The Soul of the Creator, Raid Alexander - The Soul of the Creator (Savage), Ultimate Raid The Epic of Alexander (Ultimate)
Brilliance Brilliance.png Trial The Crown of the Immaculate, Trial The Crown of the Immaculate (Extreme)
Climactic Climactic.png Trial The Seat of Sacrifice, Trial The Seat of Sacrifice (Extreme)
Concordance Concordance.png Trial Containment Bay P1T6, Trial Containment Bay P1T6 (Extreme)
Core Radiation Core Radiation.png Raid The Final Coil of Bahamut - Turn 4
Cyclones Cyclones.png Raid Alphascape V1.0, Raid Alphascape V1.0 (Savage)
Darkness Darkness.png Dungeon The Thousand Maws of Toto-Rak, Dungeon The Stone Vigil
Delirium Delirium (Weather).png Trial Memoria Misera (Extreme)
Demonic Infinity Demonic Infinity.png Trial Containment Bay Z1T9, Trial Containment Bay Z1T9 (Extreme)
Dimensional Disruption Dimensional Disruption.png All Raid Omega raids, Ultimate Raid The Omega Protocol (Ultimate)
Dragonstorms Dragonstorms.png Trial The Final Steps of Faith, Trial The Minstrel's Ballad: Nidhogg's Rage, Ultimate Raid Dragonsong's Reprise (Ultimate)
Dreams Dreams.png Trial The Dancing Plague, Trial The Dancing Plague (Extreme)
Eruptions Eruptions.png Trial The Navel, Trial The Navel (Hard), Trial The Navel (Extreme), Ultimate Raid The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate), Raid Eden's Gate: Sepulture, Raid Eden's Gate: Sepulture (Savage)
Eternal Bliss Eternal Bliss.png Trial Emanation, Trial Emanation (Extreme)
Everlasting Light Everlasting Light.png Norvrandt areas until Main Scenario QuestShadowbringers or other Main Scenario Quests
Firestorm Firestorm.png Raid Eden's Verse: Furor, Raid Eden's Verse: Furor (Savage)
Flames Flames.png Raid Alphascape V1.0, Raid Alphascape V1.0 (Savage)
Gales Gales (Garuda).png Trial The Howling Eye, Trial The Howling Eye (Hard), Trial The Howling Eye (Extreme), Ultimate Raid The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate), Raid Eden's Verse: Furor, Raid Eden's Verse: Furor (Savage)
Geostorms Geostorms.png Raid Alphascape V1.0, Raid Alphascape V1.0 (Savage)
Gloom Gloom (King Moggle Mog).png Trial Thornmarch (Hard), Trial Thornmarch (Extreme)
Heat Waves Heat Waves other.png Trial The Bowl of Embers, Trial The Bowl of Embers (Hard), Trial The Bowl of Embers (Extreme), Ultimate Raid The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate), Raid Eden's Verse: Furor, Raid Eden's Verse: Furor (Savage)
Hot Spells Hot Spells.png Thanalan (1.0)
Hyperelectricity Hyperelectricity.png The Diadem (Emergency Mission - no longer available) , FATE: Kill BossPrey Online FATE in Azys Lla
Inevitability Inevitability weather.png Dungeon The Dead Ends
Irradiance Irradiance.png Trial The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Hard), Trial The Akh Afah Amphitheatre (Extreme), Raid Eden's Verse: Refulgence, Raid Eden's Verse: Refulgence (Savage)
Louring Louring.png Trial The Porta Decumana, Trial The Minstrel's Ballad: Ultima's Bane, Ultimate Raid The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate)
Lyrical Catharsis Lyrical catharsis weather.png During Quest Battles The Path Infernal solo instance, part of the limited-time Final Fantasy XVI collaboration event.
Moonlight Moonlight.png Trial Castrum Fluminis, Trial The Minstrel's Ballad: Tsukuyomi's Pain
Multiplicity Multiplicity.png Trial Containment Bay S1T7, Trial Containment Bay S1T7 (Extreme)
Oppression Oppression.png Trial The Singularity Reactor, Trial The Minstrel's Ballad: Thordan's Reign, Ultimate Raid Dragonsong's Reprise (Ultimate)
Pandæmonium Pandaemonium weather.png Most Raid Pandæmonium raids
Polarization Polarization.png Trial The Dark Inside, Trial The Minstrel's Ballad: Zodiark's Fall, Trial The Mothercrystal, Trial The Minstrel's Ballad: Hydaelyn's Call
Projection Projection.png Dungeon The Stigma Dreamscape
Quicklevin Quicklevin.png FATE: Kill BossA Horse Outside FATE in The Lochs
Revelstorms Revelstorms.png Trial The Pool of Tribute, Trial The Pool of Tribute (Extreme)
Rough Seas Rough Seas.png Trial The Whorleater (Hard), Trial The Whorleater (Extreme), Raid Eden's Gate: Inundation, Raid Eden's Gate: Inundation (Savage)
Royal Levin Royal Levin.png FATE: Kill BossLong Live the Coeurl FATE, FATE: Kill BossCoeurls Chase Boys FATE and FATE: Kill BossCoeurls Chase Boys Chase Coeurls FATE in The Dravanian Forelands
Sandstorms Sandstorms.png Thanalan (1.0), Dungeon The Burn
Scarlet Scarlet weather.png Trial Hells' Kier, Trial Hells' Kier (Extreme)
Shelf Clouds Shelf Clouds.png Trial The Limitless Blue (Hard), Trial The Limitless Blue (Extreme)
Smoke Smoke.png Trial Thok ast Thok (Hard), Trial Thok ast Thok (Extreme)
Spectral Current Spectral Current.png Ocean Fishing
Starshower Starshower.png All Norvrandt zones during Main Scenario QuestThe Converging Light and Main Scenario QuestHope's Confluence, Dungeon The Heroes' Gauntlet
Storm Clouds Storm Clouds.png Trial The Striking Tree (Hard), Trial The Striking Tree (Extreme), Raid Eden's Verse: Fulmination, Raid Eden's Verse: Fulmination (Savage)
Tension Tension.png FATE: Kill BossSteel Reign FATE in The Black Shroud, Trial Urth's Fount
Termination Termination.png Dungeon Amaurot, Trial The Dying Gasp, Trial The Minstrel's Ballad: Hades's Elegy, Dungeon The Dead Ends, Trial The Final Day, Trial The Minstrel's Ballad: Endsinger's Aria
Transcendence Transcendence weather.png The Omphalos, All Raid Myths of the Realm raids
True Blue True Blue.png Trial The Wreath of Snakes, Trial The Wreath of Snakes (Extreme)
Tsunamis Tsunamis.png Raid Alphascape V1.0, Raid Alphascape V1.0 (Savage)
Ultimania Ultimania.png Ultimate Raid The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate)
Ultimatum Ultimatum weather.png Main Scenario QuestEndwalker solo instance
Umbral Duststorm Umbral Duststorm.png The Diadem
Umbral Flare Umbral Flare (Weather).png The Diadem
Umbral Levin Umbral Levin.png The Diadem
Umbral Tempest Umbral Tempest.png The Diadem
Umbral Turbulence Umbral Turbulence.png Eureka: Notorious MonsterI Don't Want to Believe FATE in The Forbidden Land Eureka The Forbidden Land, Eureka Hydatos, The Forbidden Land Eureka The Baldesion Arsenal
Vacuity Vacuity weather.png Dungeon The Fell Court of Troia, Zero's Domain, Trial Storm's Crown, Trial Storm's Crown (Extreme), The Red Moon, Trial The Voidcast Dais, Trial The Voidcast Dais (Extreme), Dungeon The Lunar Subterrane, Trial The Abyssal Fracture, Trial The Abyssal Fracture (Extreme)
White Cyclones White Cyclones.png Trial The Jade Stoa, Trial The Jade Stoa (Extreme)
Wyrmstorms Wyrmstorms.png Trial The Royal Menagerie, Trial The Minstrel's Ballad: Shinryu's Domain