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Eastern Thanalan subjected to showers.

Weather (天候, Tenkou?) is a natural phenomenon in Final Fantasy XIV. Each area is subjected to its own weather patterns, with the weather potentially changing every eight Eorzean hours (23 minutes 20 seconds)—at midnight, 8:00 AM, or 4:00 PM. Most cutscenes in outdoor areas will depict the current weather and time-of-day. In addition to naturally occurring weather, there are several special weather conditions that can only appear in certain areas or under specific circumstances.

The weather in duties are generally constant, however there are certain times that the weather may change, such as when the player reaches the final boss of a dungeon or a boss enters a new phase of the battle.

Gameplay[]

Weather is mostly a cosmetic phenomenon with no effect on gameplay, though it does have a few exceptions. Some FATEs, S-rank hunts, enemies in public duties such as Eureka, and fish will only appear under specific weather conditions, and several vistas for the Sightseeing Log require specific conditions as well.

Chocobo Racing also features weather effects that can improve the performance of chocobos racing in their preferred weather.

Skywatchers[]

Skywatchers are NPCs found who provide a 24-hour forecast for most public areas. Skywatchers can be found in all major cities and as well as a handful of other locations. Dedicated skywatchers also provide their services to public duties such as The Forbidden Land, Eureka The Forbidden Land, Eureka. Skywatcher forecasts do not include special weather conditions induced by FATEs.

Skywatchers can provide forecasts for the following areas:

La Noscea The Black Shroud Thanalan Coerthas Abalathia's Spine Dravania
Gyr Abania Hingashi Othard Norvrandt Mor Dhona The Forbidden Land, Eureka

Common weather conditions[]

The following are common weather conditions reported in Skywatcher-observed open-world areas.

Weather Description Public areas and duties
Clear Skies*(previously "Clear")
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Clear All except Azys Lla, the Bozjan Southern Front, the Empty, Eureka Anemos, Eureka Pagos, Eureka Pyros, Eureka Hydatos, and Gangos
Fair Skies*(previously "Fair")
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Fair All
Clouds*(previously "Overcast" and "Cloudy")
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Overcast All except the Bozjan Southern Front, the Empty, Eureka Anemos, Eureka Pagos, Eureka Pyros, Eureka Hydatos, Gangos, and Lyhe Mheg
Fog*(previously "Misty")
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Foggy All except Amh Araeng, Azys Lla, the Bozjan Southern Front, the Churning Mists, the Empty, Eureka Anemos, Eureka Pyros, Eureka Hydatos, Gangos, the Ruby Sea, and the Tempest
Wind*(previously "Windy")
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Winds The Azim Steppe, the Bozjan Southern Front, Lower La Noscea, Middle La Noscea, the Peaks, the Ruby Sea, the Sea of Clouds, Western La Noscea
Gales
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Gusty The Azim Steppe, the Churning Mists, Eulmore, Eureka Anemos, Kholusia, Western La Noscea
Rain*(previously "Rainy")
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Rainy The Azim Steppe, the Bozjan Southern Front, Central Shroud, Central Thanalan, the Crystarium, the Doman Enclave, the Dravanian Hinterlands, East Shroud, Eastern La Noscea, Eastern Thanalan, the Empty, the Endeavor, Eulmore, Gridania, Idyllshire, Kugane, Il Mheg, Kholusia, Lakeland, Limsa Lominsa, Lower La Noscea, Middle La Noscea, North Shroud, Outer La Noscea, the Rak'tika Greatwood, Ul'dah, Western Thanalan, Yanxia
Showers
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Showery The Doman Enclave, The Dravanian Hinterlands, Eastern La Noscea, Eastern Thanalan, Eureka Anemos, Eureka Hydatos, Idyllshire, North Shroud, Yanxia
Thunder
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Thundery Azys Lla, the Bozjan Southern Front, Central Shroud, the Dravanian Forelands, East Shroud, Eureka Pagos, Eureka Pyros, the Fringes, Rhalgr's Reach, the Ruby Sea, South Shroud, Upper La Noscea
Thunderstorms*(previously "Stormy")
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Stormy The Crystarium, Eureka Hydatos, Il Mheg, Lakeland, the Lochs, South Shroud, Upper La Noscea, Wolves' Den Pier
Dust Storms*(previously "Duststorm")
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Dusty Amh Araeng, the Bozjan Southern Front, Central Thanalan, the Dravanian Forelands, the Peaks
Heat Waves
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Blistering Amh Araeng, Eureka Pagos, Eureka Pyros, Southern Thanalan
Snow
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Snowy Coerthas Central Highlands, Coerthas Western Highlands, the Diadem, Eureka Anemos, Eureka Pagos, Eureka Pyros, Eureka Hydatos, Ishgard
Blizzards
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Blizzardy Coerthas Central Highlands, Coerthas Western Highlands, Eureka Pagos, Eureka Pyros
Gloom*(previously "Miasma")
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Gloomy Eureka Hydatos, Mor Dhona
Umbral Wind
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Experiencing umbral wind Eureka Pyros, The Rak'tika Greatwood, the Sea of Clouds
Umbral Static
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Experiencing umbral static The Churning Mists

Special weather conditions[]

The folllowing are special weather conditions that only appear in duties or under specific circumstances.

Weather Description Areas
Auroras
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Experiencing auroral activity All during the Fall of Dalamud, August - September 2012
Beyond Time
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Temporal Alexander - The Soul of the Creator Alexander - The Soul of the Creator
The Epic of Alexander (Ultimate) The Epic of Alexander (Ultimate)
Brilliance
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Brilliant The Crown of the Immaculate The Crown of the Immaculate
Cherry Blossoms
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All Little Ladies' Day venues during 1.0
Climactic
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Climactic The Seat of Sacrifice The Seat of Sacrifice
Concordance
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Concordant Containment Bay P1T6 Containment Bay P1T6
Core Radiation
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Radioactive The Final Coil of Bahamut - Turn 4 The Final Coil of Bahamut - Turn 4
Cyclones
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Cyclonic Alphascape V1.0 Alphascape V1.0
Dalamud
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All during the Fall of Dalamud, September - November 2012
Darkness
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Dark The Thousand Maws of Toto-Rak The Thousand Maws of Toto-Rak
The Stone Vigil The Stone Vigil
Delirium
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Delirium Memoria Misera (Extreme) Memoria Misera (Extreme)
Demonic Infinity
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Demonically infinite Containment Bay Z1T9 Containment Bay Z1T9
Dimensional Disruption
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Extradimensional All Omega Omega raids
Dragonstorm
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Unnaturally stormy The Final Steps of Faith The Final Steps of Faith
Dreams
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Dreamy The Dancing Plague The Dancing Plague
Eruptions
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Erupting The Navel The Navel
The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate) The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate)
Eden's Gate: Sepulture Eden's Gate: Sepulture
Eternal Bliss
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Blissful Emanation Emanation
Everlasting Light
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Bright All areas in the First prior to defeating their Lightwardens
Firestorm
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Hellacious Eden's Verse: Furor Eden's Verse: Furor
Flames
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Fiery Alphascape V1.0 Alphascape V1.0
Gales
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Gusty The Howling Eye The Howling Eye
The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate) The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate)
Eden's Verse: Furor Eden's Verse: Furor
Geostorms
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Shakey Alphascape V1.0 Alphascape V1.0
Gloom
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Gloomy Thornmarch Thornmarch
Heat Waves*(previously "Heatwave")
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Blistering The Bowl of Embers The Bowl of Embers
The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate) The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate)
Eden's Verse: Furor Eden's Verse: Furor
Hot Spells
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Hot Thanalan (1.X)
Hyperelectricity
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Hyperelectric Prey Online Prey Online
The Missing Gem The Missing Gem
Irradiance
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Irradiant The Akh Afah Amphitheatre The Akh Afah Amphitheatre
Eden's Verse: Refulgence Eden's Verse: Refulgence
Louring*(previously "Lour")
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Loury The Minstrel's Ballad: Ultima's Bane The Minstrel's Ballad: Ultima's Bane
The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate) The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate)
Moonlight
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Moonlit Castrum Fluminis Castrum Fluminis
Multiplicity
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Experiencing multiplicity Containment Bay S1T7 Containment Bay S1T7
Oppression
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Oppressive The Singularity Reactor The Singularity Reactor
Quicklevin
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Hypervoltaic A Horse Outside A Horse Outside
Revelstorm
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Revelry The Pool of Tribute The Pool of Tribute
Rough Seas*(previously "Torrential")
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Experiencing rough seas The Whorleater The Whorleater
Eden's Gate: Inundation Eden's Gate: Inundation
Royal Levin
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Experiencing royal levin Long Live the Coeurl Long Live the Coeurl
Coeurls Chase Boys Coeurls Chase Boys
Coeurls Chase Boys Chase Coeurls Coeurls Chase Boys Chase Coeurls
Sandstorms
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Sandy Thanalan (1.X)
The Burn The Burn
Scarlet
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Scarlet Hells' Kier Hells' Kier
Shelf Clouds
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Unnaturally cloudy The Limitless Blue The Limitless Blue
Smoke
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Smoky Thok ast Thok Thok ast Thok
Spectral Current
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Spectral Ocean Fishing Ocean Fishing
Starshower
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Calamitous The Heroes' Gauntlet The Heroes' Gauntlet
Storm Clouds
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Threatened by rain The Striking Tree The Striking Tree
Eden's Verse: Fulmination Eden's Verse: Fulmination
Tension*(previously "Hopelessness")
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Crackling with tension Steel Reign Steel Reign
Urth's Fount Urth's Fount
Termination
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Terminal Amaurot Amaurot
The Dying Gasp The Dying Gasp
True Blue
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True blue The Wreath of Snakes The Wreath of Snakes
Tsunamis
Tsunamis weather icon from Final Fantasy XIV.png
Wet Alphascape V1.0 Alphascape V1.0
Ultimania
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Ultimaniacal The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate) The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate)
Umbral Duststorm
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Darkly dusty The Diadem The Diadem
Umbral Flare
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Darkly burning The Diadem The Diadem
Umbral Levin
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Darkly thunderous The Diadem The Diadem
Umbral Tempest
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Darkly tempestuous The Diadem The Diadem
Umbral Turbulence
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Umbrally turbulent I Don't Want to Believe I Don't Want to Believe
The Baldesion Arsenal The Baldesion Arsenal
Wyrmstorm
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Unnaturally stormy The Royal Menagerie The Royal Menagerie

Rainbows[]

A rainbow appears in the Central Shroud after a period of rain.

Rainbows are rare phenomina that may occur after a period of precipitation. They can occur when the weather changes at 8:00 AM or 4:00 PM Eorzean time from rain, showers, or thunderstorms to any other condition, though it is not guaranteed one will appear. They appear 10 Eorzean minutes (29⅙ seconds) past the hour and only last 30 Eorzean minutes (1 minute 27½ seconds) before disappearing. Leaving and returning to the area they appeared in will cause them to disappear.

Gallery[]

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