Weather, Storms & Tornadoes Minecraft Mod
By Nathan Young
Making your Minecraft server more realistic can take many forms, such as better physics or natural events. Some players enjoy these features, especially those looking for the ultimate survival experience. Fortunately, using modifications can provide you and others with tons of options. One of these is called the Weather, Storms, & Tornadoes Forge mod, introducing several atmospheric conditions to the world. Whether you want high speed winds or hail storms, there’s plenty of possibilities. There’s even a potential sharknado on the horizon for you to enjoy, but it comes with risks. This is amplified with its destructive force, breaking everything in its path. If you’re wanting to have a harder time surviving in your Minecraft world, then consider trying this mod out with friends. As for setting it up, our panel offers an easy-to-use interface that almost anyone can quickly understand. However, newcomers to the scene may be unfamiliar or confused by the processes. Due to this, we’ve created this Apex Hosting tutorial to show you how to install and use Weather, Stormes, & Tornadoes on your Minecraft server.
How to Download
- Navigate to Weather, Storms, and Tornadoes on CurseForge.
- Once there, locate and press
Filesnear the top of this page.
- Scroll down and find your desired
Game Versionfor this mod.
- On the right side of it, press the three vertical dots and click
- Save this file somewhere easily accessible on your computer for later.
- Repeat this process for the CoroUtil dependency mod so everything works.
At the time of writing, there’s currently a “Beta” version of this mod available for Minecraft Forge 1.18.2, but can have errors or unforeseen problems in-game. Most of the time, players won’t notice any issues. However, if you have any concerns about this beta, then consider using the “Release” versions instead. These builds of the modification are for 1.7.10 to 1.12.2, so some servers may be unable to run them.
Before using this mod, you and others must install Forge with your desired game version on the Minecraft launcher. This provides your client with the ability to support modifications, making this important to complete. Once you’re finished with this portion of the process, follow along below to begin installing Weather, Storms, & Tornadoes.
- Open your Minecraft launcher and click
Installationsnear the top.
- Locate and press the
Foldericon of your previously installed Forge profile.
- In the newly opened window, find and enter the mods directory from the list.
Note: If you don’t see this, then create it before proceeding with the installation.
- Once there, simply drag and drop your downloaded files in this folder.
- Return to the modded profile in the launcher and press
Playto load everything.
Similar to the above section, you’ll want to install
Forge with the corresponding game version on the Minecraft server. This process is done by selecting it from the Game File area, then restarting to generate its files. After doing this, review the steps below to upload the Weather, Storms, & Tornadoes mod.
- Head towards your Apex server panel, then click
FTP File Accessnear the top left.
- Proceed to type your
Passwordin the text box and press the
- Find and enter the mods directory from the list, then at the top left corner click
- Drag and drop your previously downloaded files in the respective area.
- Wait for them to reach
100%, then return to the main panel and
After joining the server, players may immediately notice the weather difference from vanilla Minecraft. This is most notable from the animated clouds in the sky, among the occasional gust of wind passing through the landscape. However, this soon will be amplified by the randomized natural events that may occur. For example, as you collect wood and get started on a new adventure, an enormous tornado or hailstorm may appear nearby. Some of these weather conditions can be harmful, such as blocks being broken or players receiving damage. If you’re caught in a powerful thunderstorm, then consider building underground until you and others are prepared to take on these challenges. Besides this, we’ll go through everything you need to know about Weather, Storms, & Tornadoes to help you begin playing in the world.
There’s no longer default clouds in Minecraft with this mod, as they are converted to animated ones. These appear in all shapes and sizes, among grayish to white colors. An indicator of a tornado, storm, or anything else is the amount of them forming in the world. For example, seeing a few clouds scattered around is no alarm for concern. However, noticing an increasing number of them forming a larger one is a strong sign of a weather event.
It’s also worth mentioning that not every time a storm or tornado will appear, but their subtle changes may indicate otherwise. This is amplified by the wind speed and direction, impacting even smoke from fires.
Once enough clouds are formed, a random storm may appear near you or other players. These events depend on the biome you’re currently in, such as hail storms happening near snowy plains. They involve large and hardened water particles with a noticeable sky difference, among an increased number of thunder strikes. Luckily, this weather condition doesn’t harm players or the world around them.
However, lightning strikes themselves can lead to the destruction of your home or environment, plus damaging players if struck. Keep this in mind when you encounter hail storms, but there’s other types to consider.
Another one to encounter are sandstorms, only occurring in large desert biomes. This means players won’t see them on beaches, small biomes, or anywhere else. Once a sandstorm happens, visibility is greatly reduced with tons of particles flying by you. There’s even tumbleweeds and sticks being thrown all over the place, but won’t hurt players. This is more of a nuisance than damaging, as it cannot break blocks or cause other immediate harm.
Although, it’s still strongly encouraged to avoid being inside one since you won’t have a good time building structures or collecting resources.
The final one on our list is a snowstorm, only happening in snowy-related biomes. Whether you’re in the mountains or plains, this event can occur randomly. This is a chaotic experience for any player, especially due to the low visibility and constant bombardment of particles. There’s even an increased chance of lightning strikes, meaning fires and damage can happen too. Fortunately, there’s nothing else harmful about this natural phenomenon.
However, sometimes it can turn into a highly dangerous storm that should be avoided at all costs.
If winds are increasing exponentially with too many clouds forming in the sky, expect a tornado. These take some time to appear, but will be quickly noticed by nearby players. For example, it can start over water or land by condensing clouds in a particular spot with strong winds. After some time, you’ll see the tornado eye form and slowly become larger. In other words, you’ll see a funnel shape grow bigger and move around the world to wreak havoc.
Anything is possible with these natural events, as blocks, mobs, and players are susceptible to its effects. We strongly recommend having elytras on hand to make an easy, yet terrifying escape.
If you’re unable to make an escape from a tornado, then you’ll either feel or see the destructive power of it. There’ll be torn down trees, broken blocks, and dead wildlife all around. This will completely demolish any structures in its path, leaving underground bases safe. Although, players may still be stuck inside of the tornado as it continues moving in the world. Make sure to keep track of them, as they’ll fall down and likely die once the event is over.
Some players may even decide to create disaster-proof structures to protect the environment, which is possible. This requires some creative design work though, making it a difficult task to accomplish.
Instead of normal tornados, players can find themselves being attacked by flying sharks. This is by far the most rare and damaging event to encounter in your Minecraft world. Due to no sharks being in the game, they’re replaced as dolphins being flung towards players. This tends to happen over oceans, but can move towards the mainland while still having its effects. It’s strongly encouraged to avoid sharknados, but it’s a wonderful source of raw fish. These items will be scattered throughout the impacted area, making it the only benefit.
Instead of waiting around for a storm to arise in your world, using commands with operator permissions gives you the ability to instantly spawn them. There’s other ones to use too, such as clearing all events if they’re too much to handle. Additionally, some commands are used to configure wind properties or debug storms. These are executable from the in-game chat and server console, making them widely available with players having the correct permissions. Review the complete list of commands down below to learn more about them.
|/weather2 debug [arg]||Grants the ability to reveal storm chances or return a list of weather events with the args: “storm_chance” and “print_grab_list”.|
|/weather2 kill_all_storms||Removes all on-going weather events from the Minecraft world.|
|/weather2 summon [type]||Forcibly summon a weather event in the server.|
|/weather2 wind_angle [value]||Control the wind angle of storms and other events, with a maximum value of 359.|
|/weather2 wind_event [clear / high / low]||Alter how wind events happen in the world, with several options for them.|
|/weather2 wind_speed [value]||Change the wind’s speed of a storm or other event, with a maximum value of 1.5.|
If you’re unhappy with how tornadoes and storms behave in your Minecraft server, then consider tweaking the mod’s configuration files. This is accessible with our built-in editor via the FTP panel, making it extremely easy to make changes. Whether you want to alter if tornadoes pick up players or disable other features, editing these files is required. Keep in mind that there’s a few TOML documents from this mod: Foliage, Misc, Particle, Sand, Snow, Storm, Tornado, and Wind. Each one is straightforward, such as “Storm” containing this event’s properties. When you’re ready to begin making any changes, follow the instructions below.
- Navigate to the
FTP File Accessarea and login with your credentials accordingly.
- Proceed to the following directory pathway:
- Locate your desired configuration file, then press
Editto the far right of it.
- Make any necessary changes in the editor and click the
Savebutton at the top.
- Return to the main panel and
Restartthe server to apply these edits.
In cases where you’re unable to join the server, double check you’ve successfully selected the correct profile on the Minecraft launcher. Remember, it must be your previously configured Forge one with all the modifications properly installed. Following this, you must have the main file and its dependency one transferred to the local mods folder on your computer. Once you’ve confirmed this, try to load up the game and join again to see if that works. If the situation persists, then this could mean the server is having issues. Make sure you’ve done a similar process on the panel, meaning Forge with your corresponding version and mod files are properly installed.
Other issues may include being unable to execute commands or encountering internal errors. These problems arise when using beta versions of the mod on the server, as it’s not a full release of it. Reporting this to the developer is encouraged, but you can also switch builds to see if that corrects the situation. However, not being an operator can also contribute to the overall problem due to lack of permissions. Make sure you have these privileges before trying to use commands. Although, we advise using other versions of the mod to resolve everything.
While being caught up in a tornado, players may get kicked since flying isn’t enabled. Fixing this is simple, as all you need to do is toggle flight in the server properties. Essentially, you need to click
Config Files near the top left of your panel, then enter the
Server Settings area. Afterward, locate the Allow Flight option and set it to
Enabled. Once you’re finished with this, press
Save at the bottom and restart the server to apply these changes. This will fix the situation and players won’t be kicked for this reason.