Thunderstorms are a semi-common temporary, global occurrence that can happen randomly at any time, within the Overworld The Overworld, as seen in an extreme hills and a forest biome The Overworld is the dimension in which all players begin their Minecraft journey. Contents 1 Creation 1.1 Seeds 2 Environment 2.1 Biomes 2.2 . The exact type of precipitation during a thunderstorm will vary depending on the temperature of the current biome, and the current altitude Chart lining up Y-coordinate values (left) to block layers (right). Altitude is a measurement of vertical distance, or distance along the Y-axis. Contents 1 Definition 2 Limits 3 Natural resources and altitude 3.1 The Nether , too.
Thunderstorms may occur randomly, as rain A view of hills during rain. Rain is a type of weather that occurs occasionally in Minecraft. Contents 1 Behavior 2 Effects 2.1 Rain particles 3 History 4 Issues 5 Trivia 6 References Behavior edit or snow A view of hills during a snowstorm. Snowfall is a type of weather that occurs occasionally in Minecraft. Contents 1 Behavior 2 Effects 2.1 Snow particles 3 Video 4 History 5 Issues 6 Trivia 7 storms worsen. The average storm lasts 0.5 ⃢₀ₓ 1 Minecraft day, and there is a 0.5 to 7.5 day delay between storms. They can be skipped entirely with the use of a bed Bed Type Block Entity Physics No Transparency Yes Luminance No Blast resistance 1 Hardness 0.2 Tool Any tool Renewable Yes Stackable No Flammable PC: No, but catches fire from lava PE: No First appearances See .
- Since thunderstorms are darker than rain, it is possible for mobs to spawn at any time of Daytime or Night.
- Players can still sleep during a thunderstorm, even during the daytime.
- It is very rare, but possible for a lightning bolt to activate a Nether Portal.
- If a "Charged Creeper" is struck by lightning again, it dies. This is because lightning deals damage.
- Rain can deal damage to Endermen, Blazes and Snow Golems.
- If Endermen are out in the Overworld during a rain storm, they will rapidly teleport around randomly as they attempt to find a spot where they won`t get wet.
- Weather was introduced to Minecraft in Beta 1.5.
- Weather can be changed using "weather" Commands. To use the weather command the player must type:
/weather. The console will then announce: "Turning to (rainy/stormy/clear)".
- When the Sun is visible, it can be considered "clear weather".
- Leaving a Cauldron in the rain, may cause it to fill up with water, if a block tick hits the cauldron. This onlyhas a small chance of occurring.
- A block of Farmland may become hydrated during a rainfall.
Thunderstorms are a somewhat common and dangerous weather Weather shown in 2 biomes Weather in Minecraft consists of occasional precipitation and storms that are temporary but global. 1] Contents 1 Behavior 2 Effects 2.1 Rain 2.2 Snow 2.3 Thunderstorm 2.3.1 Lightning 3 Video condition.
- In Pocket Edition, If the player leaves the world during a thunderstorm and rejoins, it would only be raining.
- Lightning, unlike other weather effects, does not have an image file associated with it. Thus, it is coded directly into the game engine, allowing for dynamic, realistic lightning.
- In Pocket Edition, lightning strikes closer to the player more often than the PCPersonal Computer and Console Version, due to spawn distance limits.
- If multiple lightning bolts strike a single villager at the same time, the number of witches spawned as a result is equal to the number of lightning bolts, making it possible, but ridiculously unlikely, to get multiple witches from one villager. This also works with pig-to-pigman transformations, but not creeper-to-charged transformations as the latter is just a change of state rather than a new entity creation.
- The player cannot see mobs, water, glass, etc., through lightning.
As with rain and snow, the sky is darkened and the sun The sun. The sun is a celestial body that provides light and life for the Minecraft world. Contents 1 Daytime 2 Sunlight 2.1 Effects on mobs 3 History 4 Issues 5 Trivia 6 Gallery 7 , moon A full moon. The moon is a celestial body that appears during the Minecraft night. Contents 1 Nighttime 1.1 Stars 2 Phases 2.1 Effects on mobs 3 History 4 Issues 5 Trivia 6 Gallery 7 , and stars are no longer visible. Thunderstorms darken the world, causing light Light (or lighting) in Minecraft affects visibility, mob spawning, and plant growth. Contents 1 Brightness 1.1 Spread 2 Sources of light 2.1 Blocks 2.2 Other 3 Light-filtering blocks 4 Effects of light 4.1 Mobs 4.2 from the sky to decrease to a level of 10 in full daylight (be that as it may, brightness is closer to a level 11.5 and is tinted blue). The clouds darken from white to a dark gray, although clouds themselves do not precipitate or create lightning. While the sun is not visible during rain, the glow associated with sunrise and sunset is still visible.
Unlike during regular rainstorms or snowstorms, the light level from the sky is treated as if it were 5 for the purposes of hostile mob spawning, which allows hostile mobs "Monster" redirects here. For the mob called "monster" in the code, see Human. Mobs are living, moving game entities. The term "mob" is short for "mobile". 1] Contents 1 Spawning 2 Behavior 3 List of to spawn at any time of the day.
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Lightning is a lethal element to thunderstorms. Lightning momentarily increases the sky light`s brightness to slightly greater than full daylight.
Lightning strikes randomly and creates fires Fire Transparency Yes Luminance Yes, 15 Blast resistance 0 Tool Any tool Renewable No Stackable N/A Flammable No Drops None Data value dec: 51 hex: 33 bin: 110011 Name fire Fire is a harmful non-solid block. Contents 1 where it strikes. Such fires act normally, igniting all flammable materials, detonating TNT TNT Transparency Partial (cannot attach other blocks) Luminance No Blast resistance 0 Tool Any tool Renewable No Stackable Yes (64) Flammable Yes Drops Itself Data value dec: 46 hex: 2E bin: 101110 Name tnt TNT is a block , and even activating nether portals Nether portal Consists of Obsidian Nether Portal Can generate post-generation Yes, when the player builds an appropriate frame and lights it with flint and steel First appearances See History See the structure. . While most fires are extinguished by the rain, areas that block rain can allow the fire to spread, and any netherrack Netherrack Transparency No Luminance No Blast resistance 2 Tool Renewable No Yes Pocket edition only] Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No (burns indefinitely when manually ignited, top side only) Experience Smelted: 0.1 Drops Itself Data value dec: 87 lit by lightning will not be extinguished by the rain.
Most entities A player standing in front of a large group of entities The hitboxes of several entities. Note the blue line which points to the direction the entity is "facing." Entities encompass all dynamic, moving objects struck by lightning are dealt 5 () damage, and are set on fire, which may cause additional damage. If lightning strikes a pig Pig Health points 10 () Size Adult: Height: 0.9 Blocks Width: 0.9 Blocks Baby: Height: 0.45 Blocks Width: 0.45 Blocks Spawn Opaque blocks with a (Minimum) two block space above them. First appearances See History , it turns into a zombie pigman Zombie Pigman Health points 20 () Armor points 2 () Attack strength Easy: 5 () Normal: 9 () Hard: 13 () Size Height: 1.95 Blocks Width: 0.6 Blocks Spawn Any 2 block high space in any . If lightning strikes a creeper Creeper Health points 20 () Attack strength Varies by proximity and difficulty. Maximum damage: Normal: 49 ( × 24.5) Charged: 97 ( × 48.5) Size Height: 1.7 Blocks Width: 0.6 Blocks Spawn Light level of , it becomes charged. If lightning strikes a villager Villager Health points 20 () Size Adult: Height: 1.95 Blocks Width: 0.6 Blocks Baby: Height: 0.975 Blocks Width: 0.3 Blocks Spawn Village When a zombie villager is cured First appearances See History Drops None Experience , it transforms into a witch Witch Health points 26 ( × 13) Size Height: 1.95 Blocks Width: 0.6 Blocks Spawn Light level of 7 or less. When lightning strikes within 3-4 blocks of a villager. Inside Witch Huts. First appearances .
Lightning may randomly spawn a "skeleton trap" skeletal horse, with a chance of 0.75⃢₀ₓ1.5% chance on Easy, 1.5⃢₀ₓ4% on Normal, and 2.8125⃢₀ₓ6.75% on Hard, depending on the regional difficulty Mobs in full armor are a common sight in higher difficulty levels. Difficulty is an option in Minecraft that has a direct impact on the ease of gameplay. Contents 1 World setting 1.1 Peaceful 1.2 .
If the player is killed by a lightning strike, the death message will read "player was struck by lightning." Be that as it may, this message will not display if the player was killed by the fire created by a lightning bolt.
Lightning may be manually summoned with the
/summon lightning_bolt command. While it is summoned as an entity, it cannot be referred to by commands Contents 1 Usage 1.1 Tilde notation 1.2 Target selectors 1.2.1 Target selector variables 1.2.2 Target selector arguments 1.3 Data tags 1.4 Raw JSON text 1.5 Block/item names 2 Summary of commands 3 List of commands or selectors.
Thunder is a sound event that occurs every time lightning strikes. It can be heard by the player up to 160,000 blocks away from the position of the lightning strike. Thunder is heard instantly, regardless of the player`s distance from the lightning strike itself.
For each loaded chunk, every tick there is a 1⁄100,000 chance of an attempted lightning strike during a thunderstorm.
When lightning is to strike, random X and Z coordinates within the chunk are chosen, and the block just above the highest block that is liquid or blocks movement is chosen for the lightning strike. Then if there are any living entities that can see the sky in a 3⃗3⃗h region from 3 below the target block up to the world height, one such entity is selected at random and the lightning target is moved to the block the entity is standing in.
The target block is checked again for the following conditions:
- Target block can see sky.
- Rain (not snow) is falling in the target block.
- Thus, lightning does not naturally strike within cold biomes, or biomes where it does not rain (except in the Console Edition Console Edition Author(s) Mojang AB 4J Studios Platform(s) Written in C++ Latest version Xbox 360 - TU53 Xbox One - CU43 PS3 - 1.51 PS4 - 1.50 PSVita - 1.51 Wii U - Patch 23 ).
If these conditions pass, lightning strikes.
When lightning strikes, all entities within a 6⃗6⃗12 region horizontally centered on the northwest corner of the target block with the bottom edge 3 below the target block are struck by lightning. Multiple passes are made over this region, so items dropped during an earlier pass may be destroyed during a subsequent pass; damage immunity usually prevents struck mobs from taking more than 5 () damage. Non-solid When leaves are opaque (in "fast" graphics), they completely block rendering. When leaves are transparent (in "fancy" graphics), the world behind them is also rendered. Opacity (and its inverse, transparency) are properties of blocks with blocks (such as redstone Redstone Transparency Yes Luminance No Blast resistance 0 Tool Any tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No Availability Survival Drops Redstone (1) Data values See Data values Name See Data values This article is , torches Torch Transparency Yes Luminance 14 Blast resistance 0 Tool Any tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No Drops Itself Data value dec: 50 hex: 32 bin: 110010 Name torch See the common light-emitting torch. , and snow layers Snow (layer) Transparency Yes Luminance No Blast resistance 0.5 Tool Renewable Yes Stackable Yes (64) Flammable No Drops Snowball (2–9) (one per level, plus one) Data value dec: 78 hex: 4E bin: 1001110 Name snow_layer Snow, or top ) are not directly affected by lightning.
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Rain is a semi-common weather occurrence and is one of the two possible forms of precipitation. When it is raining, blue Particles streak directly down from the sky until they come into contact with a surface. Small blue particles are left for a few seconds when individual droplets hit the ground (similar to how drops can seep through blocks when seen from below).
- Monsters cannot spawn in the rain during daylight (light level 12).
- Rain will extinguish Fire upon the surface of the overworld, and even mobs that may happen to be on fire.
- Rain cannot be heard near the Bedrock layer of a world.
- Passive mobs will jump up and down, trying to keep dry.
- On multiplayer servers, players can toggle between rain and clear skies using the "toggle downfall" command.
Thunderstorms (sometimes called Thunder or Lightning) are a special type of weather that can occur anywhere (except for Desert Biomes). They are considered dangerous because they not only make the environment dark enough for hostile mobs to spawn, but have various effects on certain mobs, nearly all of which are bad for the player. Pigs, if hit by lightning become Zombie Pigmen, Villagers become Witches, and Creepers become a variant known as "Charged Creepers". Lightning can also set blocks on Fire. If lightning strikes within a few blocks/meters of any mob, they lose health.
As of The Combat Update, if a Horse is hit by lightning, it will become a skeleton trap horse. These are much more powerful than the original. To make things worse, additional skeletal horses and riders may appear near the horse that was originally struck.
Snow falls occasionally in cold Biomes, such as the Ice Plains Biome, Ice Plains Spikes Biome, and Cold Taiga Biomes. Snow can also occur in the Extreme Hills Biome, at high altitudes. Snow can cover the land with a layer, creating "ice caps" on the mountains of an Extreme Hills biome.
Overcast occurs in dry biomes, such as Deserts, Savannas, and Mesa Biomes. While it does not rain in those biomes, the light level will still drop and the Sun and Moon become shrouded, so the player can only tell their position with a clock. Overcast can be a useful sign that weather is occurring elsewhere while the player is in a Desert, Savanna or Mesa.