Minecraft features a weather system that adds a bit of variety and depth to an already great game. Weather in Minecraft doesn’t just change how the game looks and sounds, it affects gameplay, too.
For example, rainy weather affects the spawn rates and behaviors of certain mobs and thunderstorms reduce the world’s light level, allowing enemy mobs to spawn where they usually wouldn’t.
With cheats, you can toggle the weather effects at will. Here, we’re going to talk about one of the coolest weather effects in the game, snow, and how to make it snow in Minecraft.
How to MAke it Snow in Minecraft
Step 1: Enable Cheats
Before creating your world, make sure you have Allow Cheats: ON. Enabling cheats allows you to input special cheat commands in the game’s chat.
The commands that activate and deactivate weather effects in Minecraft are considered cheats.
Step 2: Picking the Right Biome
Unlike the other weather effects, which can be activated in almost all biomes, snow only occurs in high altitudes or in biomes with temperatures below 0.15.
This means it cannot snow in dry and hot biomes, like deserts.
You can also look for high-altitude zones, though some biomes don’t generate places that are tall enough to generate snow.
Check out this table below with the different altitudes that snow can occur at for each biome:
|All snowy biomes||All altitudes|
|Windswept Gravelly Hills||113–128|
|Old Growth Spruce Taiga||153–168|
|Old Growth Pine Taiga||193–208|
|Other biomes||Above 320 (impossible)|
Step 3: Inputting the Cheat Commands
Once you’ve found the right location for snow to fall, all you have to do is input the command to activate rain.
Open up your chat console (you do have Allow Cheats: ON, right?) and type in the following command:
/weather rain [duration]
Replace [duration] with however long you want the weather effect to last in seconds.
Wait… I thought you were showing how to make it snow in Minecraft!
You may be wondering why the cheat code for activating snow is the same as the one for activating rain. The simple answer is that Minecraft treats them both as the same weather effect!
Essentially, rain becomes snow if it happens in a location that’s cold enough (kind of like in real life).
Just like with rain, snowstorms cause a decrease in world light levels by 3. Moonlight remains the same, at light level 4.
Unlike rain, snowflakes don’t put out fires.
People Also Ask…
How to make it snow in Minecraft without a snow biome?
This makes snowy biomes particularly well-suited for snow since they’re naturally very cold. Snow is also possible in non-snowy biomes at very tall heights, since the higher up you go, the lower the temperature is.
That’s our full guide on how to make it snow in Minecraft. You’ve learned the conditions for snowstorms, where snow can occur, and the commands you need to know to make it snow. Now get out there and start making your very own wintry wonderland in Minecraft!