This Minecraft tutorial explains how to use the /weather command with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

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You can use the /weather command to change between weather cycles at any time (clear, rain, thunder or snow) for a Minecraft world. Let"s explore how to use this cheat (game command).


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Supported Platforms

The /weather command is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

PlatformSupported (Version*)
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Java Edition (PC/Mac)
Yes (1.4.2)
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Pocket Edition (PE)
Yes (0.16.0)
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Xbox 360
No
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Xbox One
Yes (1.2)
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PS3
No
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PS4
Yes (1.14.0)
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Wii U
No
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Nintendo Switch
Yes (1.5.0)
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Windows 10 Edition
Yes (0.16.0)
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Education Edition
Yes

* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.

Requirements

To run game commands in Minecraft, you have to turn cheats on in your world.

Weather Command


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Weather Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac), the syntax to change the weather cycle is:

/weather
Definitionstype is the weather cycle to change the Minecraft world to. It can be one of the following:

typeDescription
clearSky will clear and turn blue. It will stop raining/snowing.
rainSky will darken. It will start to rain (in a snow biome, the rain will appear as snow).
thunderSky will darken. It will start to rain and then thunder/lightning.
duration is optional. It is the length of time (in seconds) that the weather cycle will last.

Weather Command in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

In Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE), there are different syntaxes depending on what you would like to do with weather.

To change the weather cycle:

/weather To query the weather state (starting in Minecraft PE 1.2.3):

/weather query
Definitionsclear will clear the sky and turn blue. It will stop raining/snowing.rain will darken the sky. It will start to rain (in a snow biome, the rain will appear as snow).thunder will darken the sky. It will start to rain and then thunder/lightning.duration is optional. It is the length of time (in seconds) that the weather cycle will last.

Weather Command in Minecraft Xbox One Edition

In Minecraft Xbox One Edition, there are different syntaxes depending on what you would like to do with weather.

To change the weather cycle:

/weather To query the weather state:

/weather query
Definitionsclear will clear the sky and turn blue. It will stop raining/snowing.rain will darken the sky. It will start to rain (in a snow biome, the rain will appear as snow).thunder will darken the sky. It will start to rain and then thunder/lightning.duration is optional. It is the length of time (in seconds) that the weather cycle will last.

Weather Command in Minecraft PS4 Edition

In Minecraft PS4 Edition, there are different syntaxes depending on what you would like to do with weather.

To change the weather cycle:

/weather To query the weather state:

/weather query
Definitionsclear will clear the sky and turn blue. It will stop raining/snowing.rain will darken the sky. It will start to rain (in a snow biome, the rain will appear as snow).thunder will darken the sky. It will start to rain and then thunder/lightning.duration is optional. It is the length of time (in seconds) that the weather cycle will last.

Weather Command in Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition

In Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition, there are different syntaxes depending on what you would like to do with weather.

To change the weather cycle:

/weather To query the weather state:

/weather query
Definitionsclear will clear the sky and turn blue. It will stop raining/snowing.rain will darken the sky. It will start to rain (in a snow biome, the rain will appear as snow).thunder will darken the sky. It will start to rain and then thunder/lightning.duration is optional. It is the length of time (in seconds) that the weather cycle will last.

Weather Command in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft Windows 10 Edition, there are different syntaxes depending on what you would like to do with weather.

To change the weather cycle:

/weather To query the weather state (starting in Minecraft PE 1.2.3):

/weather query
Definitionsclear will clear the sky and turn blue. It will stop raining/snowing.rain will darken the sky. It will start to rain (in a snow biome, the rain will appear as snow).thunder will darken the sky. It will start to rain and then thunder/lightning.duration is optional. It is the length of time (in seconds) that the weather cycle will last.

Weather Command in Minecraft Education Edition

In Minecraft Education Edition, there are different syntaxes depending on what you would like to do with weather.

To change the weather cycle:

/weather To query the weather state (starting in Minecraft PE 1.2.3):

/weather query
Definitionsclear will clear the sky and turn blue. It will stop raining/snowing.rain will darken the sky. It will start to rain (in a snow biome, the rain will appear as snow).thunder will darken the sky. It will start to rain and then thunder/lightning.duration is optional. It is the length of time (in seconds) that the weather cycle will last.

Examples


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Example in Java Edition (PC/Mac)

To change the weather to clear in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac):

/weather clearTo change the weather to clear for 999999 seconds:

/weather clear 999999To change the weather to rain:

/weather rain

Example in Pocket Edition (PE)

To change the weather to rain in Minecraft PE:

/weather rainTo change the weather to rain for 2500 seconds:

/weather rain 2500To change the weather to clear:

/weather clearTo query the state of the weather (starting in PE 1.2.3):

/weather query

Example in Xbox One Edition

To change the weather to clear in Minecraft Xbox One Edition:

/weather clearTo change the weather to clear for 400 seconds:

/weather clear 400To change the weather to thunder:

/weather thunderTo query the state of the weather:

/weather query

Example in PS4 Edition

To change the weather to rain in Minecraft PS4 Edition:

/weather rainTo change the weather to rain for 100 seconds:

/weather rain 100To change the weather to clear:

/weather clearTo query the state of the weather):

/weather query

Example in Nintendo Switch Edition

To change the weather to rain in Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition:

/weather rainTo change the weather to rain for 3000 seconds:

/weather rain 3000To change the weather to clear:

/weather clearTo query the state of the weather:

/weather query

Example in Windows 10 Edition

To change the weather to thunder in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition:

/weather thunderTo change the weather to thunder for 5000 seconds:

/weather thunder 5000To change the weather to clear:

/weather clearTo query the state of the weather (starting in Windows 10 Edition 1.2.3):

/weather query

Example in Education Edition

To change the weather to rain in Education Edition:

/weather rainTo change the weather to rain for 10000 seconds:

/weather rain 10000To change the weather to thunder:

/weather thunderTo query the state of the weather (starting in Education Edition 1.0.21):

/weather query

How to Enter the Command

1. Open the Chat Window

The easiest way to run a command in Minecraft is within the chat window. The game control to open the chat window depends on the version of Minecraft:

For Java Edition (PC/Mac), press the T key to open the chat window.For Pocket Edition (PE), tap on the chat button
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at the top of the screen.For Xbox One, press the D-Pad (right) on the controller.For PS4, press the D-Pad (right) on the controller.For Nintendo Switch, press the right arrow button
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on the controller.For Windows 10 Edition, press the T key to open the chat window.For Education Edition, press the T key to open the chat window.

2. Type the Command

In this example, we will change the weather to clear with the following command:

/weather clearType the command in the chat window. As you are typing, you will see the command appear in the lower left corner of the game window. Press the Enter key to run the command.

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Once the cheat has been entered, the weather in your world will be clear:

You will see the message "Changing to clear weather" appear in the lower left corner of the game window. This will reset the world to clear weather.