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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.

When weather in some regions is disrupted by story events in Shadowbringers and Endwalker, skywatchers are unable to provide forecasts for the affected regions, replacing their forecast with a comment that the current weather conditions are either too obvious or unable to be properly understood, depending on the situation.

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
The Northern Empty Ilsabard The Sea of Stars The World Unsundered

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, Gangos, Mare Lamentorum, and Ultima Thule
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, Lyhe Mheg, Mare Lamentorum, and Ultima Thule
Fog*(previously "Misty")
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Foggy All except Amh Araeng, Azys Lla, the Bozjan Southern Front, the Churning Mists, Elpis, the Empty, Eureka Anemos, Eureka Pyros, Eureka Hydatos, Gangos, Labyrinthos, Mare Lamentorum, the Ruby Sea, the Tempest, and Ultima Thule
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, Zadnor
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, Garlemald, Gridania, Idyllshire, Kugane, Il Mheg, Kholusia, Labyrinthos, Lakeland, Limsa Lominsa, Lower La Noscea, Middle La Noscea, North Shroud, Outer La Noscea, Radz-at-Han, the Rak'tika Greatwood, Thavnair, Ul'dah, Western Thanalan, Yanxia, Zadnor
Showers
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Showery The Doman Enclave, The Dravanian Hinterlands, Eastern La Noscea, Eastern Thanalan, Eureka Anemos, Eureka Hydatos, Idyllshire, North Shroud, Thavnair, 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, Garlemald, Rhalgr's Reach, the Ruby Sea, South Shroud, Upper La Noscea, Zadnor
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, Garlemald, Ishgard, Old Sharlayan, Zadnor
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 Elpis, Eureka Pyros, Mare Lamentorum, The Rak'tika Greatwood, the Sea of Clouds, Ultima Thule
Umbral Static
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Experiencing umbral static The Churning Mists
Moon Dust
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Regolithic Mare Lamentorum
Astromagnetic Storm
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Astromagnetic Ultima Thule

Special weather conditions[]

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

Weather Description Areas
Apocalypse
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Apocalyptic Radz-at-Han and Thavnair from Skies Aflame Skies Aflame to Endwalker Endwalker
Garlemald from As the Heavens Burn As the Heavens Burn to Endwalker Endwalker
Vanaspati Vanaspati
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 regions 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 and The Stone Vigil The Stone Vigil during their final boss encounters
Delirium
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Delirium Cid's Memory in The Bozja Incident The Bozja Incident
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
Dragonstorms
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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 The Crystarium and Lakeland until The Lightwardens The Lightwardens
Il Mheg until the quest Acht-la Ormh Inn Acht-la Ormh Inn
The Rak'tika Greatwood until The Burden of Knowledge The Burden of Knowledge
Amh Araeng until A Fresh Start A Fresh Start
All prior regions again from Extinguishing the Last Light Extinguishing the Last Light to Shadowbringers Shadowbringers
Eulmore, Kholusia, and the Tempest until Shadowbringers Shadowbringers
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 Azys Lla during Prey Online Prey Online
The Diadem during The Missing Gem The Missing Gem
Inevitability
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Inevitable The Dead Ends The Dead Ends
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
Pandæmonium
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Demonic Pandæmonium: Asphodelos Pandæmonium: Asphodelos
Polarization
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Polarized The Dark Inside The Dark Inside
The Mothercrystal The Mothercrystal
Projection
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Projected The Stigma Dreamscape The Stigma Dreamscape
Quicklevin
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Hypervoltaic The Lochs during A Horse Outside A Horse Outside
Red Moon
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Portentious The Calamity Retold The Calamity Retold
Revelstorms
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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 The Dravanian Forelands during Long Live the Coeurl Long Live the Coeurl, Coeurls Chase Boys Coeurls Chase Boys, and 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 All regions in Norvrandt during The Converging Light The Converging Light and Hope's Confluence Hope's Confluence
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
Subterrain
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Subterranean ???
Tension*(previously "Hopelessness")
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Crackling with tension Central, East, North, and South Shroud during Steel Reign Steel Reign
Urth's Fount Urth's Fount
Termination
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Terminal Amaurot Amaurot
The Dying Gasp The Dying Gasp
The Final Day The Final Day
True Blue
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True blue The Wreath of Snakes The Wreath of Snakes
Tsunamis
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Wet Alphascape V1.0 Alphascape V1.0
Ultimania
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Ultimaniacal The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate) The Weapon's Refrain (Ultimate)
Ultimatum
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Ultimate Beyond the Stars in Endwalker Endwalker
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 Eureka Hydatos during I Don't Want to Believe I Don't Want to Believe and The Baldesion Arsenal The Baldesion Arsenal
Wyrmstorms
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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.

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