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Weather
Snow
Snowfall

Type

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.

Types

Clear

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

Rain

Snow

  • 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.

Thunderstorms

  • 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.

Trivia

  • 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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