Weather conditions can change in an instant in Eorzea and it's best to be prepared! Several activities in the game depend on the weather conditions. These include:
- Fishing: Several fish can only be caught during certain weather conditions and times of day. Examples include the Thunderlord Sculpin, Raincaller and Son of Levin.
- Sightseeing Log: Many of the sightseeing entries require certain weather conditions and specific times of day.
- Odin: Odin's FATE will only spawn when the weather condition in The Black Shroud is listed as Tension.
Ul'dah, Limsa Lominsa, Gridania, Camp Dragonhead and Revenant's Toll each have an NPC known as a Skywatcher. These NPCs can tell you the current and upcoming weather conditions for each zone in the game. One can also see the current weather condition of your current zone by hovering over the icon in the top-right corner of the minimap. Weather conditions change at 12:00 am, 8:00 am, and 04:00 pm Eorzean Time.
Types of Weather Conditions
Normal Weather Conditions
There are several different types of weather conditions in the game, they are as follows:
|Blizzard||Very Poor||Heavy Snow|
|Clear Skies||Very Good||Clear|
|Dust Storms||Very Poor||Dusty|
|Fair Skies||Very Good||Fair|
|Umbral Static||Poor||Experiencing Umbral Static|
|Umbral Wind||Experiencing Umbral Wind|
Certain weather conditions can only happen in certain zones (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: