Game Mechanic

First Appearance

Update 0.12.1

Weather is a game mechanic that was added in Update 0.12.1. It adds weather conditions into Minecraft Pocket Edition, some being effective in gameplay.



Most common weather type, was originally the default in-game. The Sun is out and the sky is its regular blue.



  • Only snows in snowy biomes, like Taiga, and in cold biomes such as Extreme Hills, above a certain height but below y=128.
  • Covers blocks with Top Snow.
  • Version Exclusive: Snow Layers obey Gravity.
  • Version Exclusive: During snowfall, Leaves in snowy biomes will slowly turn frosty.


  • Decreases the light level to 7, making the sky dark, allowing Hostile Mobs to spawn during the day. 
  • Causes lightning to fall, causing (HeartHeartHalf heart) damage to be dealt to Players and Mobs.
  • Sleeping in a thunderstorm is possible, regardless of whether it is night or not.


  • Cauldrons have a chance of filling up when it is raining.
  • Bug: Rain and Snow used to fall through opaque blocks.
  • After Update 0.16.0, Rain can be toggled with Commands.
    • If the Player does this in a snowy biome, the same effect will occur with Snow.

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