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When does it rain in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? | Can you change the weather?

If you’ve been playing Nintendo’s  Animal Crossing: New Horizons over the course of at least a few days now, you’ve probably noticed that the in-game weather changes pretty frequently. If you live somewhere like the UK that’s not out of the ordinary, but for some players it most definitely is. Either way, there are benefits to certain types of weather conditions, with rain, in particular, being of benefit to both your flowers and your NookPhone Criterpedia. So, if you’ve been wondering “When does it rain in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?” you’re in the right place.

In this guide, we’ll cover how weather works and let you know if it’s possible to change the weather in Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch.

When does it rain in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

When does it rain in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

There are various weather effects in Animal Crossing: New Horizons — not just rain, but also snow, sunshine, and blustering wind. Nintendo’s idyllic life simulator operates on a real-world calendar and timescale, which dictates the weather depending on a variety of factors like the current season and whether your island is located in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere.

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Due to that fact, unfortunately, there’s no way to know for sure if and/or when it’ll rain in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The best advice is to keep playing frequently to stand a better chance of encountering rainfall, then, when it does rain, get as many tasks that are specific to rainy weather done as possible.

Can you change the weather in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

When does it rain in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Again, there are no official means of changing the weather in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It is possible to tinker with your Nintendo Switch system clock to time travel and hope to find some rain in the future, but the potential side effects associated with doing so arguably aren’t worth the trouble.