Climate refers to the persistent, abnormal atmospheric conditions present in some areas of Teyvat.
Climate conditions can also take on the form of Ley Line Disorders in certain domains.
Climate conditions may or may not paused when interacting with NPCs.
Some climate conditions are referred in-game as "Special Environment". When the Traveler is in a Special Environment, an icon may appear next to the minimap. Information can be accessed by selecting the icon next to the minimap or with the "Open Special Environment Information" keybind (default keybind: U).
Subzero Climate was released in Version 1.2 and affects Dragonspine in Mondstadt. This climate includes Sheer Cold, which will eventually cause the active character to steadily lose HP. Players can find sources of warmth to prevent HP loss.
Unknown Chasm Climate
Esther mentions how the climate in the Chasm, which is currently unreleased, is very different from the rest of Liyue, in a similar manner that Dragonspine's climate is very different from the rest of Mondstadt. As such, it is highly likely that the Chasm will be affected by a climate.
A Nation Closed by Thunder
A Nation Closed by Thunder is the name of the Special Environment that surrounds the nation of Inazuma and was released in Version 2.0. This environment has persistent thunderstorms with a lot of lightning. If the player tries to enter or leave Inazuma by venturing into the storm, they are teleported back to Liyue Harbor or Ritou, respectively. This means that Inazuma cannot be accessed without the use of teleportation or glitches.
A Nation Closed by Thunder's Special Environment information has the following description:
- Inazuma has been closed off by the Ogosho Shogun. No one is allowed in or out without good reason.
Other Climate Areas
Certain areas may be affected by persistent weather conditions that have no Special Environment information or that do have a Climate but also have additional effects. Only the notable ones, such as the ones tied to quests or ones that characters refer to with special names, are listed here.
Amakumo Peak, Seirai Island
Amakumo Peak is affected by Balethunder. In addition to the Balethunder, there are many lightning strikes, most of which target the player frequently enough that the player must keep moving in order to not get hit.
Both Balethunder and the targeted lightning strikes are removed during Seirai Stormchasers.
Tatarigami is removed during Orobashi's Legacy.