Skyrim is more than a decade old game with graphics that do not compete with today’s high end games. Although it is still a pretty great game that is played by millions of people till date, Skyrim’s graphics, especially the weather system of the game, could use some upgrades.
Thanks to Skyrim’s talented and hardworking modding community, there are various weather mods that transform the weather system in vanilla Skyrim into a much more realistic system that imitates the real world weather.
In this article, we will share with you the best weather mods in Skyrim and Skyrim Special Edition for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
1. Vividian ENB
Vividian is a huge weather overhaul mod for Skyrim and Skyrim SE that transforms the visual effects of weather, clouds, lightning, and colors. The mod adds particle effects in the weather system, such as enhanced light rays, snowflakes, and more to improve the aesthetic appeal of Skyrim. It features an ENB that especially focuses on saturation, color, and rays. The mod also enhances the quality of streams, smoke, fog, and spays, so you can enjoy a more detailed and realistic weather system.
2. Vivid Weathers
Vivid Weathers is a weather and visuals mod that overhauls the weathers and colors of Skyrim to make them stunning and visually appealing. This mod also adds more than 500 weather variations so you can enjoy all seasons in Skyrim, from snow and rainfall to thunderstorms and blizzards.
Some weather effects have also been altered to be volumetric, such as thick or thin fog. Moreover, there are more than 150 new cloud textures, galaxy textures, sunrises, sunsets, and more.
3. Climates of Tamriel
This Skyrim weather mod is lighting and weather mod for Skyrim that replaces all the vanilla weather and lighting with beautiful and enhanced variants. There are multiple weather variations, custom textures, lighting effects, and more in Skyrim now. You can enjoy hundreds of weather variations in Skyrim, including snow blizzards, cloudy weather, foggy weather, and more.
The sunsets and sunrises have also been greatly enhanced. The mod has also revamped the lighting to create volumetric fog effects and violent sounds of thunderstorms. There are also several plugins that come with this mod to customize the atmospheric effects, such as plugins for night, dungeons, and interiors.
4. Obsidian Weathers and Seasons
The Obsidian Weathers and Seasons mod for Skyrim adds sharp atmospheric weathers to make all your nearby details more enhanced while muting the distant landscapes with fog. The mod adds over 90 new weathers that amplify the depth of your surroundings by putting a veil of fog to obscure the distant landscapes. It also obscures the ocean’s horizon with clouds and sky. There is also an all new sky lightning effect as well as illuminated snow and trees to blend with the surroundings. All the regions have unique climates.
5. Rain and Snow FX
The Rain and Snow FX mod makes it possible for your character to experience wetness and frost with all of the dripping particle effects when you are in a snowstorm or in rain. You will also find your character’s skin getting wet with water particles after they have swimmed. Moreover, when the weather is all clear and you enter an indoor area, the effect will go away immediately. Similarly, your armor and skin will also ice over whenever you are in the snow.
Download the Rain and Snow FX mod for Skyrim on PS4.
6. True Storms – Thunder and Rain Redone
The True Storms mod adds 20 all new great quality thunder sounds and fixes the thunder loop bug in the vanilla game. The mod also adds new snow and rain textures and shaders, in addition to interior sounds. It changes the vanilla storms into what they should be – scary and furious! It is a complete overhaul mod for the storm systems in the game.