33 Writing Prompts about Weather

Whether or not you enjoy small talk, you have to admit that the weather is important and affects our everyday lives.

We experience many types of weather on Earth, from hot and sunny days to snow-covered nights, and everything else in between.

Rain or shine, these writing prompts aim to help get your brain thinking, so you can turn that thinking into writing!

How to use these prompts:

Using these prompts is simple! Pick one of the prompts from the list and start crafting an answer.

You can go in numerical order down the list or pick a prompt at random.

Remember, don’t judge yourself during this process, just write! Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration to get us writing and thinking.

Neither snow nor rain nor heat will keep you from enjoying these writing prompts all about the weather! 😉

The 33 Weather Prompts:

  1. What is your favorite kind of weather? (Rainy, sunny, cloudy, etc.)
  2. Write about your perfect sunny day. What activities would you do, and where would you go?
  3. Write about your perfect rainy day in and what you would do.
  4. Write about your ideal snow day. What would you do, and where would you go?
  5. What is your least favorite kind of weather? Why?
  6. Why do you think the weather changes?
  7. Where do you think rain comes from? How can we know?
  8. Where do you think snow comes from? What makes it different from rain?
  9. What do you think the phrase “under the weather” means?
  10. How does the weather change what activities we can do outside?
  11. What do you think the phrase “it’s raining cats and dogs” means?
  12. If the rain was a person, what would they be like?
  13. If the snow was a person, what would they be like?
  14. If the wind was a person, what do you think they would be like?
  15. Why does weather change with the seasons?
  16. Why do you think the weather is different around the world?
  17. Do you think other planets have weather? Why or why not?
  18. If you had to live in the same kind of weather for a year, what would you pick and why?
  19. How are meteorologists able to predict and forecast the weather?
  20. Write about a day when you experience all types of weather in 24 hours.
  21. Try to explain what weather is to someone from another planet who has never seen the rain or felt the wind before.
  22. The word weather sounds like the word whether, but how are they different?
  23. Write about a day when it rains the entire day without stopping.
  24. What do you think the phrase “when it rains, it pours” means?
  25. Imagine you live in a place that is sunny all year long. Would you get tired of it or enjoy it? Why?
  26. Imagine you live in a place where it snows every day of the year and write about it.
  27. Invent a new kind of weather and write about a week of your life with that weather.
  28. Do you think wind is a type of weather? If not, what is it?
  29. Imagine that it rains for a month straight. How would life be different?
  30. What would life be like without any weather at all?
  31. Pretend that you can control the weather. What would you do and why?
  32. When someone says they have “stolen your thunder,” what does that mean?
  33. Would you ever want to be a meteorologist and try to predict the weather? Why or why not?

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Check out our other writing prompts and ideas for students of any age. You might like to try writing about the rain, or the sun, or the ocean for instance!

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