This guide covers the different types of weathers that PokéFiends' regions face as the seasons turn. The write ups here are typically more elaborate than the listing in the sidebar. If you feel the want, peruse the weathers below when you're wondering just how they would effect the area you're in.
Blizzards are a disaster weather
, and when they come calling, an appropriate announcement will be made to detail where they've hit worst in a region. Snow typically falls so heavy that people can hardly see their hands before their eyes. Harsh winds blows the snow around in torrents, impeding movement and travel. Snow is nearly waist deep and can even be deeper, depending on the harshness of the storm. It is not advised that people travel in blizzards, as whole buildings can become snowed in during the storms.
When weather is breezy, it's a typical windy day. There's nothing to be afraid of during this type of weather, other than that things are a bit breezy. Wind tousles fields and trees, but not unpleasantly. The air is cool and fresh. Aside from the light breezes, things are mild. During colder seasons, this type of weather can sometimes be almost borderline chilly.
When the weather is chilly, break out the jackets, mittens and scarves. It is not yet snowing or anything of the sort, but snow is not unlikely in the future for colder climates, though it's not yet below freezing. Typically, chilly weather precedes snow, hail or sleeting weather types, though this weather can also be experienced in fall from a cold front.
The weather is clear and the sun isn't harsh. Things are sunny and enjoyable in the region and people go about their daily lives without a care in the world. This kind of weather is one of the better types of weather out there, as it's typically pleasant and supports easy travel and spirits.
Not a cloud is in sight, but the weather isn't unpleasantly warm. The weather seems to be almost at a standstill, as if it were unsure where to go. Unlike clear weather, cloudless weather can proceed almost anything, where clear weather typically branches into sunny weather, cloudless weather typically signifies the calm before a storm.
The sky is a bit dreary. Things seem to be uneasy in the region and there could be a chance of rain. With luck, things will clear up once again. Cloudy weather usually signifies that rain is on its way, though it can clear up if the factors in the right for such a thing to happen. Cloudy weather can be a bit windy or chilly, too, depending on the season it happens in.
Rain comes down so lightly one could hardly call it proper rain when it's drizzling. It catches as dew upon the plants in the area. The current drizzle might lead to heavier rain, but it could also just be the cause of rain clouds passing over a region.
Droughts can be both a disaster weather
and a natural weather. If it is going to be a disastrous drought an announcement will be made to state which parts of the region are effect worst. The region is parched beyond all reason. The earth is cracking with its dryness. There seems to be no end to the horrid heat that ails the area. Plant-life typically perishes in this kind of weather, and even Fire-type Pokémon seek shade.
Things are dry and hot, but not horribly so. It seems to be just a natural shortage of rain... Still, the plants are drying out and the temperatures rise. Dryness can lead to hotness and droughts, but it can also lead to sunniness and eventual rain to clear up the parched region.
Dust storms are a disaster weather
, and when they come calling, an appropriate announcement will be made to detail where they've hit worst in a region. A combination of dry and wind has kicked up a terrible storm of dust that blinds and buries people and Pokémon alike! It is highly advised to find shelter. Dust storms can kill people easily, and it seems that only Ground Pokémon favor the weather. Goggles are advised.
Earthquakes are a disaster weather
, and when they come calling, an appropriate announcement will be made to detail where they've hit worst in a region. The earth shakes and quakes with tremors. Fissures crack across the region as the earth trembles with each new earthquake. When earthquakes happen, whole areas can be destroyed. They are perhaps one of the worst disasters a region can face.
Flooding can be both a disaster weather
and a natural weather. If it is going to be a disastrous flood an announcement will be made to state which parts of the region are effect worst. Water overflows from its natural reservoirs and floods the area. People take refuge on higher ground, and rescue teams are sent out to save those unlucky few. Flooding typically happens in areas around lakes and rivers, but sometimes swamps also see the weather type.
Fog blankets the region. It is hard to see and various Pokémon thrive in the moist air. It is recommended that people take caution when traveling mountains. Fog can be both thick and it can also be patchy. Fog does not typically effect coastal regions or islands because of the ocean.
Temperatures have dropped below to where water turns to ice. Icicles hang upon gutters and trees. Slick surfaces become a danger and ice freezes everywhere. Freezing weather is not unbearable so long as one bundles up. Freezing weather is just cold weather with the lack of precipitation such as snow, sleet or hail.
Temperatures waver between freezing and just above, and as such a frost has clung to the region. Warm clothes are a must, and icy grass crunches underfoot. Frost, unlike freezing, still has areas in a region where things might be warm, typically closer to oceans or hotter natural locations (such as volcanos). Frost can sometimes lead to freezing weather, but it can also drop right down to snow, sleet and hail.
It is much too cold for rain. Instead, hail falls down form the clouds, pummeling the earth. Take caution when traveling in the weather until it clears. Hail can be a hazard, as it can hurt humans and Pokémon alike, but so long as one takes shelter or precaution, it's still possible to travel during a hailstorm. Hail generally does not last for more than one forecast.
The heaviest kind of rain before it becomes a full fledged storm. Rain pours down in sheets of water, soaking travelers to the bone. Perhaps things will ease up soon in the region, depending, but heavy rain can last for as many as three forecasts. It is generally not a danger unless it lasts for an extended amount of time, in which case, the area might have a natural flood.
Heavier than normal frost, hoarfrost coats the region. Nevertheless, hoarfrost melts quickly given the right weather, and it's not overly hazardous. Hoarfrost can cause people to slip if they are traveling over grassy or rocky areas (pavement does not usually exhibit hoarfrost) but hoarfrost usually melts by midday before refreezing over night.
The sun beats down horribly and not a wind or a drop of rain can be found to cool the region down. There is not even a cloud to shadow the sun's rays. Hot weather is usually found during late spring, summer and early fall months. Hot weathers typically follows an excess of sunny weather, but it's not necessarily a bad type of weather and is wholly natural.
The air is heavy with moisture and, coupled with the heat, things are stick and unpleasant. Condensation beads on glass surfaces. Humid weather is generally muggy and almost unbearable for some people. Around rivers, lakes, swamps and sometimes oceans, humid weather can be downright awful, because of the waterfront location
Hurricanes are a disaster weather
, and when they come calling, an appropriate announcement will be made to detail where they've hit worst in a region. A dangerous summer storm has blown in from the coast and it causes torrential rain and winds to ail the region. People are leave the coast areas for safety. Hurricanes can ravage and destroy coastal towns with their winds and waves, and rain can also pour down across the region even as far as the most inland cities.
Heavier rain than a drizzle, but lighter than a typical rain, light rain is no where near as bad as a rain shower can get. In fact, some kids enjoy running around and playing in the weather. Light rain can signify that storms are starting to blow in. The rain is just the beginning of a long, wet week. Nevertheless, things aren't too horribly wet. An umbrella will do.
A blanket of misty covers the region. Wetter than fog, but not as dense, things are certainly moist in the region. Long sleeves are recommended to shield one's arms against the moister. Mist sometimes can clear up around midday only to reblanket an area during a cooler night.
The most general level of rain, rain pours down evenly but not heavily. Umbrellas are highly advised, though shelter can be found in nature. Water Pokémon thrive in the weather and even still some people find enjoyment in the rain itself. Moderate rain does not necessarily signify a heavier or lighter rain, and it could go any which way. It could even clear up without becoming a light rain or a drizzle first. It can last for four forecasts sometimes.
The weather is uneasy as storms begin to blow in from and darken the horizon. Maybe the storms will pass over, maybe they'll pour down rain. Overcast weather is one of the most "median" types of weathers out there, as it could turn into almost anything. Rain, snow, sleet, hail, or it could even clear up and become sunny again. Who knows?
The weather is uneasy, but decidedly calm. No one is sure which way it will go, could be rain, could be snow, could be sun, could be wind. Who knows? Partly cloudy is much like overcast, though it is typically on the brighter side than it's above cousin.
Things heat up, scorch and burn in the area due to lack of rain. Fire-fighting teams are currently branching out to protect areas from fires. Forest fires are a common occurrence during this type of weather. Scorching hot weather usually happens during the high months of summer or in tropical climates. It is a rarity during winter months except during freak occurrences.
It is much too cold for rain. Instead, sleet falls down form the clouds in sheets. Take caution when traveling in the weather until it clears. Sleet is unlike snow in that it's ice that's frozen in small little pellets, almost like a moisture of rain and snow... Sleet is smaller and less threatening than hail, but it can still hurt when it falls on you, so take care.
Snow flutters down from the clouds and dusts the area in white. Children frolic and play in the weather. Warm clothing is highly recommended. Snow is not always a bad weather and snow can last up to three forecasts much like rains can. Snowmen and ice sculptures are commonly seen during this type of weather. Usually snow follows chilly or freezing weathers.
The wind howls across the region, pulling up anything that's light enough to take. Even in hotter areas, things are cooled by the wind chill factor. Squalls are typically more sparotic than winds, breezes or windswept weather types. They blast in out of nowhere than quiet down for a moment before blasting in again. Squalls are more violent than windswept weathers.
The heaviest type of rain, rain pours down heavier than ever when it storms. Thankfully, it's not a thunderstorm... yet. Those who are not taking shelter are warned for possible flooding. Very likely storms can lead to a thunderstorm or a flood in the next forecast, and they never last more than one forecast in the first place.
Everything is bright, warm suns and clear, calm skies all around. Still, it's wise to wear your sunscreen, just in case things get warmer. Sunny weather is common during spring and early summer as well as late fall. Sunny weather is perhaps one of the better types of weather out there, albeit a bit uneventful.
Like storm weather, only more violent. Thunder and lightning boom and flash in the sky. Rain soaks everything it touches, and lightning strikes trees and ground alike. Thunderstorms can also be windy and violent. Take shelter, poor souls. Thankfully, thunderstorms are generally a natural occurrence, but they can also sometimes be a disaster weather
. An announcement will be made if it is one.
Tornadoes are a disaster weather
, and when they come calling, an appropriate announcement will be made to detail where they've hit worst in a region. A tornado ravages the land, tearing up earth and man-made buildings with no discrimination. Pokémon and people flee alike, even the bravest souls. Tornadoes can destroy whole areas and also kill individuals. Take extreme caution.
Stronger winds than breezes and windy weather, but not as strong as squalls. Blowing quite harshly, but not threatingly, the wind tousles everything it can. Light objects might be picked up in the worst of cases. Windswept weather can become strong enough to topple or bend trees, however. Flying Pokémon typically enjoy the freedom they find in this weather.
Stronger than breezy weather, lighter than windswept and squalls. The winds are picking up, chilling things down considerably. Residents don't seem to mind, as weather is calm and pleasant at the moment, despite the wind. During colder seasons, windy weather can proceed chilly and freezing weathers. During summer, windy weather is just a cool type of blessing for the hot months.