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#13915411 Dec 04, 2018 at 01:59 PM · Edited 3 years ago
Wandering Si...
88 Posts
Welcome to my personal headcannons on weather in the World of Warcraft Universe. Given the blessings to Teldrassil no longer affect us we are in desperate need of a Weather channel and wardrobe update. Feel free to use any of my own headcannons as yours as well! I hope you enjoy these readings.

A Note: These are strictly my own headcannons and how I speculate weather would be in different areas based on flora, fauna, geographical location, and in game weather present. These posts are by no means cannon and do not reflect the opinions and facts of the Blizzard Team.

With that, let's start with somewhere close to home.

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Val'sharah!


Val'sharah is part of a small island off the coast of Northern Eastern Kingdoms. It is on the western edge and is smaller in size than some of the other zones on the Broken isles. The majority of its land space is taken up by dense, ancient forests which provide a home to many different fauna. Overall it is a deciduous forest and likely experiences seasons.

Seasonal Weather:

Spring: The spring is sure to be rainy and cool leading into a damp heat towards the start of summer. The forests would come alive early, blooming fast and giving way to the fertile soils the land holds. The only exception would be the blighted regions that experienced Nightmare corruption, those would remain in perpetual winter. Overall Spring in Val'sharah would be overly wet, expect rain daily and a decent wind from the sea. Mudslides and flooding are very likely during the wet months of Spring.

Summer: The summer months are likely hot given its general place on the current, known globe. With heavy rains and frequent storms the humidity and temperatures are sure to remain high during the summer months. Fertile lands would continue to support growth of foods and plants to usher life into the world well into the autumn months. Residents in the area during the summer would need to be careful of severe storms that could do a lot of damage to their lands and homes as well as random weather events such as microbursts, mudslides, heatwaves, and flooding.

Autumn: As summer dies down and spins itself into autumn the trees would come to life with color. The forest would be abuzz with life getting ready to hibernate during winter. The harvests would be in full swing and seasonal plants would be ripe for the picking. Autumn would not nearly be as wet as Spring and Summer but there would be the occasional rainfall. While it would start relatively warm it would soon bleed into a cool with frequent windy days. Those closer to the shore would find themselves feeling the winter chill much sooner than those further inland. Weather events are likely, though inhabitants are more likely to see windstorms and microbursts during these times.

Winter: Winter in Val'sharah would be a sight to behold. While the normal temperate ocean currents would keep it from getting a lot of snow fall it is likely it would have some small flurries from time to time. While the temperature would never get too cold, the normal hot summer lovers in the area would still be put out by the chill of the winter months. Wind would still be prevalent and residents would need to protect their homes from the ocean onslaught. With most prey in hibernation, residents are urged to use their supplies with caution in case they run out. Being that Winter is the driest season in Val'sharah, flooding is not likely but occasional winter storms will still hit and be harder to recover from given the lack of growing opportunities in the season.


Temperatures:


Expect a yearly average high of around 88 degrees Fahrenheit and a yearly average low near 30 degrees. The daily temperatures may fluctuate around those but one could expect hot summers, warm to chilly autumns, cold winters, and cool to warm springs.




#13922202 Dec 14, 2018 at 09:39 PM
Wandering Si...
88 Posts
Time for another Weather Update!



DARKSHORE!

Darkshore is familiar to most of us. It's a long coastal region with a temperate forest composed of moist conifers and broad leaf evergreens. It has a variety of fauna with a network of rivers that rush quickly towards the coast line. Being close to the ocean, similar to Val'sharrah, has given it a very wet yearly outlook and more milder temperatures overall.

Seasonal Weather:

Spring: Much like most coastal regions Darkshore is very wet in the spring. The sea brings in cool breezes that offer chilly mornings that break into warmer days. Clouds often lurk well into the afternoon in this dusky area. Despite being known for around the clock dim lighting, it gets rather warm in both the spring and summer months. Storms are common in the Spring and flooding is not unheard of. Mudslides are also common along the steep hillsides. With the many storms and wind from the seas, tides are fierce and should be obeyed diligently. Finding yourself too far out at a tide switch would mean almost certain death. Most animals in Darkshore give birth to litters in the Spring, catching a Mother with her offspring is very dangerous as most of the fauna in Darkshore can become violent and deadly if their young are cornered.

Summer: While Springs are very wet in Darkshore, Summer's are rather dry. There is still the occasional summer storm with thunder and heavy rain that sparks random flooding, but for the most part the days are long and humid. Mornings in the summer are foggy, giving good cover for hunting and the nights are alive with all sorts of things from fireflies to moon sabers. Given the lack of constant rain, hardier plants grow much easier and most Kaldorei would find daily watering needed for their gardens.

Autumn: Autumn finds Darkshore to be dreadfully wet once more. While it tends to trend much cooler than the spring it is still awfully stormy. Most days are very cloudy and the winds whip harshly from the angry seas. It is not a good season for fishermen and most would do best to stay inland as the salmon make their way inward towards Hyjal for breeding. Many animals are starting to fatten themselves up for the coming cool season and this is the best time to hunt and stock up on meats as well. The final growing season comes to an end almost abruptly as the seasons shift into a cooler wet Winter. Autumn isn't without its dangers, however, animals are matting to give birth to their offspring in the spring months and rutting becomes dangerous to the locals if they're caught in between fighting males.

Winter: Winter in Darkshore is wet, though more rain than snow. It is cool but not particularly cold. It is known to have a freezing chill every so often, killing crops in the wee hours of the mornings so it is important to keep an eye on the daily temperatures and cover your crops in your gardens as needed. Now is a good time for fisherman as the sea is far more calm than in Spring and Autumn and hunting would offer slim pickings as most animals go into hibernation for the cooler winter. The moon is often darkest in these months and so there is little light in Darkshore even during the day. Locals must remember to ration their candle supply if they weren't able to get enough fat to last them through the winter.

Temperatures:

Expect a yearly average of around 72 degrees Fahrenheit and a yearly low of around 29 degrees. Temperatures always fluctuate but for the most part the winters are cool and the summers are warmer but mild compared to many places.

#13933122 Jan 01, 2019 at 05:38 PM · Edited over 3 years ago
Wandering Si...
88 Posts
Weather Update!



ASHENVALE!

Ashenvale is almost as familiar to us as Darkshore. It's massive forests and gentle rising mountains have been home to many of us for centuries. While the volcano and fire elementals were certainly a surprise at first, they have given the Kaldorei more fertile soil and now that the major threat has been calmed, it is hardly ever a threat to the lands surrounding it. She is more land locked and has a far smaller coastline than the lands surrounding her. For this reason her weather is more drastic and impacted heavily given the high mountains that lock her in.

Seasonal Weather:

Spring: Spring brings early buds to trees and bushes. Because the deciduous trees lack leaves for most of the spring the earth beneath the canopy is allowed to come alive and thrive during this time. As small buds form on the ends of finger like branches far below these behemoths on the forest floor flowers and various plants spring into action. Color is everywhere as yellow, purple, and even blue flowers dot the hillsides clear up to the sandy and rocky beaches of Ashenvale. The smell of fresh, wet dirt is prevalent during this time as rains come hard and often during the cooler spring months. It mingles with the sulfuric smell of the slightly active volcano that is still present but calmed. Elves with gardens would be wise to have planted after the last frost and protect their growths from cold snaps that occur from time to time during the early spring. While those brief chills could wipe out unprotected gardens it is almost worth the risk to take in the bright rays of warming sun that beam down to the ground. Without the protection of the canopy wind and rains are stronger during these months and flooding is very common.

Summer: With the broad leaves of the canopy in full bloom an emerald hue blankets the lands. While the forest floor is cooler making the hot summer months tolerable at first, it also means less sun nutrients get to the plants below. Hardy bushes and grasses are all that seem to be left as the colorful spring plants have lived out their brief but beautiful lives. Rains are still common but the effects of the storms are lessened by the protective canopies above. The areas where Orcs have stripped her lands naked and the High Volcano see these storms in full force. However, the only dangers these storms pose are from the sloping mountains that form her northern and southern boarders. Often landslides, mudslides, and forest fires can occur along the conifer laden cliffs bordering the zone. As the months dredge on the once protective layer that stopped the heat from rising has been slipping. Heat seeps inward and is trapped causing the humidity to soar from the ground up. The volcano does little to help as it rolls in heat from the ground outward to add to the temperature of the forest. The sea and her beaches provide relief as the trapped hot air cannot linger along the open coast. Her oceans are alive and this is the best time to partake in their bounty.

Autumn: Not nearly as wet as Darkshore is during the fall, Ashenvale is still no stranger to cooler storms. The heat lingers for longer in this area and the cool doesn't begin to bite until much later in the season. Because of this elves will find their crops thriving and animals lingering for longer and they will be better prepared and better stocked for the cold snap that will eventually hit. Around mid season the leaves fall and the floor is blanketed once again in color, only this time she is painted in brilliant, warm hues. Reds, oranges, yellows, and russet tones decorate every inch of her lands and the days grow shorter, though brighter now that the canopy is gone once more. Windstorms, much like in the spring, are more prevalent now and heavy rain causes more flooding, though it soon changes to hail storms and snow as the winter comes in hard.

Winter: While short, it is not the most forgiving. Winter is harsh in Ashenvale for she has given her inhabitants extra time to prepare. The Goddess is kind but in this part of her lands, she reminds her people that they should always be at the top of their game. Wind ravages the lands and biting freezing rain and snow pelt down upon the forest floor during her shortest days and longest nights. The hills provide some refuge and her fauna take to their caves and burrows to hide themselves away until the warm springs return.

Temperatures:

The Summers will be humid and hot reaching well into the 80s while the winters are biting cold as the coast sweeps in cold fronts that get halted by the mountains. Winters will likely see lower temperatures in the high 20s though nights may be even colder. Overall the average high will be around 74 and the average low 32.
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