The Sims 4

Changing Seasons and Weather in The Sims 4

We’ll be explaining how to change weather and even change entire seasons in your game. You’ll need The Sims 4 Seasons to get different weather conditions. There isn’t a cheat to do this so we have to work with the materials The Sims gave us. You can use the Weather Control Device for all your weather conditions but you can also go into your game options to turn a few options off.

Weather Control Device

Weather Control Device
Dr. June’s Weather Control Device

Do you want to control the Weather and change seasons? Place the Dr. June’s Weather Control Device and level up your Handiness skill! You can find the Weather Control Device in the Outdoor Activities section under Activities and Skills.

A Sim with a low Handiness skill level can fail changing the weather. Take that into consideration before using this machine. If it fails your Sim they may get electrocuted and becomes dazed for a period of time. If you get electrocuted for the second time while still dazed, your Sims will die.

Change current weather
If succeeded, this will only change the current weather in your neighborhood. It won’t change the forecast. Options: Blizzard, Clear Skies, Cloudy Skies, Cold, Heatwave, Hot, Rain, Snow and Thunderstorm.

Change Season Forecast (Requires handiness level 3)
This lets you change the forecast of the weather this season.

Advance Season (Requires Handiness level 8)
This options will change the entire season to Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

Upgrading Weather Device
Level up the Handiness skill to level 8 to be able to change entire seasons

Upgrading the Weather Station

You need to upgrade your Weather Control Device if you want to be able to change the season. You’ll need to level your Handiness skill to level 8 before this option unlocks. You can do this by repairing objects or read a book about Handiness. You can order books from the computer.

Handiness – level 2

  • Climatic Hydrator
    Success chance is increased when dealing with snow and rain.
  • Gyroscope Durability
    The machine will now break less frequently.
  • Humidity Chiller
    Success chance with snow and cold interactions has been increased!
  • Moisture Vaporator
    The success chance for clear skies interactions is increased!

Handiness – level 3

  • Capacitive Efficiency
    The machine can now be used to manipulate the climate of the current season.
  • Self Repairing Nanites
    Now the machine will never break!

Handiness – level 8

  • Install Temporal Modifier Unit
    The machine can now be used to change seasons!

Change Length of Seasons in Game Options

Change Weather Options
A season can last for 28 days if you change it in the game option menu

Hit Esc and go to Game Options. In your menu on the left you’ll see the option ‘Seasons’. You can change the season length, rain options, snow options and if Sim will be affected by temperature.

The options for the length of each season are: 7 days, 14 days and 28 days. You can’t choose the length for each season individually. Changing the length of seasons will have effect on your current events and holidays. Events that are now more than 2 weeks in advance will be removed from the calendar so take this into account before you change anything.

Turn off weather options

If you don’t want rain, thunderstorms, blizzards or snow you’ll have the power to turn them off. This can also help if the game is a bit laggy on your computer when those weather effects occur.

Change into neutral weather while building

Go to Build Mode to avoid building in the snow
Go to Build Mode to avoid building in the snow

If you’re playing with a Sim and you want to build a new house for them, don’t select the big play button on the right, instead use the Build button. This will bring you to the lot with neutral sunny weather.

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