How to Turn Off Rain in Minecraft

Use the /weather clear command or turn off the weather cycle altogether

If you're tired of getting caught in the rain, here's how to turn off rain in Minecraft temporarily or permanently using cheats.

The information in this article applies to Minecraft for all platforms.

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How to Turn Off Rain in Minecraft

How to Make It Stop Raining in Minecraft

To instantly make it stop raining, enable cheats and use the clear weather command:

  1. Pause the game and select Settings.

    Settings in Minecraft in-game menu
  2. Select Game under World settings, then choose Creative under Default Gaming Mode.

    Game and Creative in Minecraft Settings
  3. Scroll down to the Cheats section and enable Activate Cheats. Close the Settings menu.

    Weather Cycle enabled under Cheats in Minecraft
  4. Open the chat window. How you open the chat window depends on your platform:

    • Windows or Mac: Press T.
    • Xbox: Press Right on the D-Pad.
    • PlayStation: Press Right on the D-Pad.
    • Nintendo Switch: Press Right on the D-Pad.
    • Mobile: Tap the speech bubble icon.
  5. Enter the command /weather clear.

    /weather clear in Minecraft chat window
  6. In a few seconds, the weather will transition from rainy to sunny.

    Changing to Clear weather in Minecraft

How to Permanently Turn Off Rain in Minecraft

If you want it to always be sunny in Minecraft, disable the weather cycle permanently.

  1. Pause the game and select Settings.

    Settings in Minecraft in-game menu
  2. Select Game under World settings, then choose Creative under Default Gaming Mode.

    Game and Creative in Minecraft Settings
  3. Scroll down to the Cheats section and enable Activate Cheats, then disable the Weather Cycle toggle. Close the Settings.

    Weather Cycle enabled under Cheats in Minecraft
  4. The skies will become clear and the weather will remain sunny.

    Alternatively, open the chat window and enter /gamerule doWeatherCycle false to turn off the weather cycle.

    Changing to clear weather in Minecraft

How Do I Make It Rain in Minecraft?

To turn on rainfall, enable cheats and use the command /weather rain in the chat window. To make it storm, enter /weather thunder.

/weather rain in Minecraft chat window

If you have weather disabled, go back to Settings > Game > Cheats and enable the Weather Cycle toggle. Alternatively, enable cheats and enter /gamerule doWeatherCycle true in the chat window.

In addition to controlling the weather, you can also change the time of day in Minecraft.

FAQ
  • What is the chance of rain Minecraft?

    On any given day, there is about a 1-in-7 chance of rain in Minecraft. Rain can last for half a day or a full day, but the skies will always be clear by daybreak.

  • What does rain do in Minecraft?

    Rain puts out fires and makes crops grow faster. More fish will also appear in the water, so rainy days are a good time to go fishing in Minecraft.

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