Weather & Temperature

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A sunny day in Los Santos

About

Los Santos Roleplay has a unique environment system that isn't just randomly generated weather that is boring and unpredictable.  Each weather has unique properties and certain parameters that make it more or less likely depending on several different environmental factors, and uses real-life data spanning over the last 5 years of the United States' west coast and puts it into a specially developed algorithm that accurately predicts weather patterns based on the season, the month, the time of day, weather that has previously been seen and even the temperature.

Grab your woolly hats and your rain coats — depending on the month and even the time of day, the temperature will drop. You could see blistering cold winds at -5°C (23°F) or sweltering sunny days at 32°C (90°F).

Weather Cycle

As detailed above, our environment system uses real-life data to accurately plot weather cycles infinitely into the future based on the season, month, time of day and other weathers that have been seen already. This means that you won't be seeing snow in July, however if the stars align and everything falls into place, you may very well see snow in April, however this is extremely rare and you might not see it for a few years!

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The weather is influenced by other weather. This means that you won't see a thunderstorm when there are no clouds in the sky, and the direction the weather is going in can be predicted by keeping an eye on the signs, such as more and more clouds appearing in the sky as time goes on. The weather won't just change to rain either - the weather will take different amounts of time to come into effect, so you may see one or two rain drops before it slowly gets heavier, or you may see the rain just stop completely within minutes.

Temperature

The temperature in San Andreas is based on the weather, while at the same time, influences the weather. The hotter it is, the more likely you are to see thunderstorms in the near future. These thunderstorms will cool the temperature down and bring on other weather types, like overcast. Weather isn't the only thing that affects temperature; the temperature of San Andreas is affected by  other things such as the time of day and even the rotation of the earth (that's a fancy way of saying "the season"). Winter will obviously see much lower temperatures than summer, and as a result, you're more likely to see clouds and snow, with spring bringing much more frequent spells of rain and and fog.

Weather Types

There are 12 natural weather types in Los Santos Roleplay:

  • Extra Sunny
  • Clear
  • Cloudy
  • Overcast
  • Light Rain
  • Rain
  • Thunderstorm
  • Light Snow
  • Snow
  • Blizzard
  • Fog
  • Smog

In addition, there are 2 special weathers that you will only see during holidays:

  • Halloween
  • Christmas