[[caption-width-right:350:Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy with a chance of DOOM!]]

->''"Bow before COBRA and my WEATHER DOMINATOR! Or I'll crank the humidity so high no ass-crack will ever be dry again! An eternity of swamp ass!"''
-->-- '''Cobra Commander''', ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''

A machine that seems to be able to control elements in the atmosphere to create or disperse clouds, incude said clouds to rain or generate lightning, or even cause full-fledged hurricanes, sometimes with such destructiveness that it doubles as a DoomsdayDevice in its own right; sometimes, the device may somehow be able to cause phenomena that have no relation to weather at all, because TV writers seem to not bother to differentiate meteorological natural disasters from non-meteorological ones. The device is more often than not never used for [[ReedRichardsIsUseless any practical application]] or to [[CutLexLuthorACheck make money directly]], which messes with the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. All in all, the whole idea of controlling such a nebulous concept as "weather" is... just odd. It hasn't stopped people from trying though.

Often the cause of WeatherDissonance If the machine is destroyed, naturally [[NoOntologicalInertia everything will go back to the "default" weather setting of that area]] regardless of whatever new elements were introduced into the atmosphere to produce these new weather patterns.

Also see SnowMeansCold and WeatherOfWar. See WeatherManipulation for the superpower version and EarthquakeMachine for when you'd rather wreak havoc on land than in the atmosphere. Compare ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay for when even the weather itself isn't real.



[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' has several divices in his pocket that can control weather in a sort of way.
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai'': Episode 3. Ikuyo Suzuki's greatest invention, Tenki-kun.
* ''OnePiece'':
** Nami, the Straw Hat Pirates' navigator in has the Clima Tact, a small-scale weather control machine built by Usopp. While initially requiring Nami to think outside even Usopp's original specs to use effectively, Usopp has since upgraded it to allow Nami to easily rain lightning down on foes and create deceptive mirages in the heat of battle.
** The Alabasta arc also introduced to us another weather control device known as Dance Powder. When burned, it creates rainclouds...by stealing the moisture away from ''other'' clouds. Obviously, this stuff is outlawed. Crocodile makes heavy use of it to further his plans, creating a drought in Alabasta and pinning it on its king, so the country will be torn by civil war and be ripe for Crocodile's taking.
** Enel's flying ship, the Maxim, fits as well; combining the chemicals, water, and technology on board with his [[ShockAndAwe Goro Goro no Mi (Rumble-Rumble Fruit) powers]] enables him to create thunderstorms capable of wiping out entire islands.
* The [[EldritchAbomination Walpurgisnacht]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', is a living variation, and also her main powers. She can [[RealityWarper warp physics around her]] to manipulate weather, allowing her to create ''huge'' storms coupled with very hard rain and thunders, ''with her mere presence''. She can even manipulate them precisely, creating whirlwinds to hurl ''entire skyscrapers'' as projectiles.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo OAV'': An brief off hand line by Sasami in the suggests that Jurai has weather control technology.

* ''Blog/OccupyRichieRich'': [[http://occupyrichierich.tumblr.com/post/41813901317/when-richie-wants-the-beach-to-himself-he-has-his Apparently]], ComicBook/{{Richie|Rich}} uses one of these to heat a beach to unimaginable levels [[{{Jerkass}} just so he can have it for himself.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Creator/DCComics has the ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' [[RoguesGallery Rogue]] the Weather Wizard. Traditionally he uses a wand with weather control technology built in, though there have been some indications he actually has innate weather powers.
* The Weatherman, a villain from the ''ComicStrip/{{Bananaman}}'' comic book and animated series, had one of these.
* [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor's]] hammer in Creator/MarvelComics.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'':
** The weather is controlled by humans. These devices went on the fritz after suffering damage during the East Meg (former Soviet block) invasion of Mega City One, making the climate shift rapidly between snow storms and heat waves. The low visibility in particular worked to the advantage of the hit-and-run tactics carried out by Judge Dredd's guerilla forces.
** Deadworld also used to have machines to regulate the weather. The Dark Judges commandeered them to poison the population and kill off the biosphere.
* One of ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' once built such a device. Things soon went awry.
* ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'s [[AlmightyJanitor Garbage Man]] has a machine that controls the weather.
* ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' has [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Otto Skorzeny]] build a "weather cannon." [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] immediately, as Robo claims that it is doomed to failure just because it is so ridiculous (especially since they thought they were building super long distance railgun artillery, which would have been much more useful). He also brings up how inefficient it is, since [[http://www.atomic-robo.com/atomicrobo/v2ch5-page-9 its one claim to fame]] was [[AllohistoricalAllusion delaying Operation Overlord by two days]], despite being in production for months.
* In ''ComicBook/{{PS238}}'', the fact that the school is covered by Weather Satelites is frequently mentioned (and, at one point, weaponized), but even their control cannot stand up to the powers of The Rainmaker. (He's a lot more dangerous than he sounds.) The ghost of a [[TheNameless nameless]] Native Shaman apparently also had weather-control powers when he was alive, and eventually gets to use them when he possesses a student with the ability to channel ghostly powers...
* In the first arc of the ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers'' we learn that [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] (already on the edge of the MoralEventHorizon after the ComicBook/CivilWar) has launched weather altering satellites into orbit. They are hijacked by Ultron.
* In the ''Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}'' comics, it's the 31st century and all weather is machine-controlled.
* In ''Comicbook/AmericanFlagg'', Sprite, a forgotten UsefulNotes/ColdWar Soviet satellite programmed to disrupt voting patterns in the 1996 U.S. presidential election, is accidentally activated by a meteorite collision. This causes extraordinary blizzard conditions in 2031 Chicago.
* In ''ComicBook/StarWarsShatteredEmpire'', the Empire uses a climate disrupting satellite array to punish Naboo for daring to join the New Republic.
* In ''[[ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer S.O.S. Meteors: Mortimer in Paris]]'', Mortimer uncovers the villains' EvilPlan to use a network of meteorological stations in order to manipulate West Europe's weather. The whole infrastructure is powered by [[ArtisticLicensePhysics Ball Lightning]]. The main objective is to create a fog in which the nitrogen level of air gets lower, turning everyone in the streets "bonkers" by breathing more oxygen, including the cops and army, this way allowing these countries to be ''invaded''.

[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* Subverted in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': Brainstorm's weather maker actually just creates the ''illusion'' that the weather has changed.
* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fic ''Make a Wish'' Harry was visiting Moscow when a mysterious old man who called himself General Winter gave him a book of weather control spells. He later used it to create enough wind to kick up a sandstorm so that he and some of his friends could sneak into a bandit camp in Egypt and rescue another friend whom they'd kidnapped.
* ''FanFic/ThroughTheWellOfPirene'': The goblins living in the hidden castle in the Everfree use this kind of machines in lieu of traditional magic for their brand of weather control, making rainbows out of crushed gemstones and manticore oil, clouds with water and huge fans and lightning with jars of static and electrically charged thunderstones.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': The Megacorporation known as Buy n Large had established a Global Weather Control System. The system was made of satellites that would change and control the weather in the areas that they were in. The system worked so well that soon Buy n Large even launched a program were citizens can book certain weather in the areas where they live. Such as, scheduling a Thunderstorm during a parade so that it will literally "rain on their parade."
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}'': It's revealed that the perpetual gloomy weather in Malaria was caused by one of these.
* ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'': Flint Lockwood accidentally creates a machine that makes it rain food.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The "Weather Satellites" in ''Film/SupermanIII''.
* ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'': Dr. Evil mentions that in the 1960s, he had a "weather changing machine that was, in essence, a sophisticated heat beam which we called a 'laser'."
* ''Film/TheAvengers1998''. [[MeaningfulName Sir August De Wynter]] uses one to extort Great Britain. Slightly subverted in that he ''does'' plan to use it to make legitimate money (by "selling" weather to the countries of the world) but squeezes the VillainBall tight by also threatening to bring natural disasters on the countries that don't comply.
--> '''De Wynter''': Rain or shine...all is ''mine!''
* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', Doc mentions a U.S. weather service in 2015, after predicting the exact time rain would stop. It's somewhat unclear whether they actually have the ability to control the weather, predict it with extreme accuracy, or if doc actually only knew through time travel.
* In the 1960s Bond spoof ''Film/OurManFlint'', the Galaxy organization threatened to use its weather control device (which could also cause earthquakes) to bring the world to its knees unless the nations of Earth destroyed all of their nuclear weapons, aircraft and navies and accepted Galaxy's guidance. Yes, they were [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]].
%%* ''Film/TheTrumanShow''
* ''The Ultimate Christmas Present'' is a weather machine that causes it to snow in Los Angeles.
* Japanese movie ''Kaijûtô no kessen: Gojira no musuko''
* The second Music/WilliamsAndRee movie, subtitled ''Totem Recall'', pitted Bruce and Terry against a mad scientist and his weather machine gone amok.
* ''Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes'' freatures an "Outdoor Survival Simulator", which can generate wind, rain, lightning, snow, tornadoes and earthquakes. Our child protagonists use it it to beat the ever lovin' crap out of ChevyChase.
* ''Film/MurderByDeath'': Mr. Twain has a weather device that creates a thunderstorm that prevents our protagonists from leaving the house as per the cliched detective story fashion.
* ''Weather Wars'' (aka ''Storm War''): A MadScientist played by Stacy Keach invents a device that can create any weather on a whim, using simply a cell phone and relay devices, and uses it to lay siege to Washington, D.C. as DisproportionateRetribution for his project's funding being cut. At first he is only capable of causing basic weather events, such as rain, tornadoes and targeted lightning strikes, but later on he connects his invention to a decommissioned nuclear power plant, dramatically boosting its power and allowing him to create gigantic hail and ice storms. He is ultimately defeated when the heroes improvise their own version of the system by using satellites and missiles to create tornadoes that destroy his hideout.
* In the backstory of ''Film/TheColony'' these were built to fight global warming, but had GoneHorriblyRight and created another Ice Age instead.

* Creator/BenBova's ''The Weathermakers'' is the story of a government agency that controls the weather.
* Creator/SidneySheldon's ''Are You Afraid of the Dark'' is the story of a think tank that builds technology powerful enough to create hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis.
* Creator/MichaelCrichton's ''Literature/StateOfFear'', ecoterrorists plan to create a tsunami, calve an iceberg, and induce flash flooding and hurricanes.
* Normand Lester's science thriller ''Literature/{{Verglas}}'', the 1998 icestorm that struck the Montréal area is an experiment by UsefulNotes/ThePentagon in the development of a climactic weapon that went wrong. The book speculate that ULF waves generated by a transmitter at Siple Station, a US base in Antarctica, caused the icestorm by affecting the ionosphere over Québec.
* In ''Literature/TheGiver'', though the mechanics of it are never discussed, it's made clear that the Community's leaders know how to control the weather within the confines of the Community. For the people that live there, things like snow and rain are completely unknown, and the sun is always faint enough that no one apparently knows what a "sunburn" is. Fittingly, taking a sled ride in the snow, getting a sunburn, and getting a leg fracture after slipping on ice are some of the first memories that Jonas receives. [[spoiler: When he escapes with Gabe, he has to deal with harsh weather for the first time in his life, and nearly freezes to death in the snow]].
* ''Literature/WeatherWardens'' by Rachel Caine, the Wardens are an association of people who have the ability to control the elements - earth, fire and weather. They manipulate these elements to stop natural disasters from devastating mankind. The main character herself is a Weather Warden, so weather manipulation plays a large role throughout the series.
* In [[Creator/RogerZelazny Roger Zelazny's]] ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'' Amberites easily change weather of shadow worlds, but not of Amber -- the centre of the universe is too stable. An openly known quality of the Jewel of Judgment is the ability to control the weather in Amber.
* Frank Herbert's ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' series, weather control is widespread, and is achieved with specialized satellites in orbit around a planet.
* The female magic-users of the Sea Folk in Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' primarily used their channeling to produce winds favorable for their boats. Their assistance in using a ''ter'angreal'', the "Bowl of the Winds," to overcome a prolonged magical drought was a major plot point in the middle of the series. In this case, however, NoOntologicalInertia was averted:
-->'''Caire''': Do you think Weaving the Winds is like throwing the helm over on a darter? I just moved the rudder on a skimmer with a beam as broad as the world! He will take time to turn, time to know he is ''supposed'' to turn. That he ''must'' turn. But when he does, not the Father of Storms himself will be able to stand in his way.
* In the ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'' novels, weather control systems used to be ubiquitous in the now-extinct vampire civilization, used for practical purposes as well as entertainment, and were occasionally even weaponized. They, like everything else is breaking down AfterTheEnd, resulting in some highly unpredictable or just plain unnatural weather patterns in large portions of the planet.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''The Hour of the Dragon'', Xaltotun tries to trap Literature/ConanTheBarbarian by creating a flood with rains. He dismisses it as a fluke when it fails; actually, other magic was used against it.
* In one of the ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' novels, the explorers create a ''living'' weather control machine by provoking some laser-firing plants to direct their beams at a shallow sea. This causes a huge cloud of steam to rise, and sets off a localized rainstorm that continues indefinitely.
* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus'', the world of TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture is recovering from wars and environmental disasters of the 20th and 21st centuries, and weather control satellites are the only means of keeping the remaining farmland fertile. Unfortunately, the [[spoiler:increasing cloud cover means that they will stop being effective at some point, leading to worldwide starvation, contributing to the total collapse of human civilization. The loss of industry will also mean that humans will be unable to repair (or even reach) them]].
* The gamemakers of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' have complete control of the environment in the arena, including the weather and whether it's day or night. They use it several times in the 74th games to up the drama.
* The theme of controlling weather seems to have been [[CreatorThumbprint very important]] for Creator/RobertHeinlein. If a given story briefly mentions that humans mastered weather control, you can be sure this is the bright future the author would like to live in.
** In ''Literature/TimeForTheStars'', the Long Range Foundation exists to invest in research and development that will take decades or longer to pay off, such as the slower-than-light interstellar voyage that makes up the main storyline. The protagonist mentions early on that weather control research is a project started to burn excessive money, unlikely to ever become profitable. When he returns to Earth, he is surprised to learn that the technology has been widely used for years.
** ''Literature/TheDoorIntoSummer'' has another example.
* The world of ''Literature/RelicMaster'' depends on these for its climate to even be liveable. Keeping them running is a major conflict.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''[=/=]''Series/TheBionicWoman'' crossover three-part episode "Kill Oscar": The MadScientist Doctor Franklin had a Weather Control Machine.
* TheSeventies ''Series/WonderWoman'' first season episode "Judgment From Outer Space": The alien Andros had a necklace medallion that could (among other things) control the weather.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' had one, in "The Moonbase" and again in "The Seeds of Doom".
* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'' a lot of planets have weather control machines. A pair of Q turned human were killed on Earth when the weather controllers "mysteriously" malfunctioned, and the Ferengi set theirs to have constant downpours. In ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s "Let He Who is Without Sin" we learn that PleasurePlanet Risa has machines that keep the weather constantly pleasant and some aliens from the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Tattoo" were able to create storms with theirs.
* "The Touchstone" in ''Series/StargateSG1''.
** In their early appearances, Asgard vessels can apparently summon thunderclouds and lightning for visual effect when they swoop in and get their GunshipRescue on. This is dropped in later seasons, as they stop flying their ships in atmosphere.
* One of the most popular and famous storylines on ''Series/GeneralHospital'' involved disabling one so the evil Cassadines would not freeze the world. No, really. Luckily [[DeadpanSnarker Luke]] and [[NaiveEverygirl Laura]], the show's OfficialCouple, managed to save the day from the BigBad who was controlling it.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' had a world ruined by the U.S. and Soviet weather control machines...........
* The Nineties remake of ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'' had a villain who was an American cereal magnate with such a machine; in a more thoughtful example than most, his EvilPlan was to use it to destroy the corn harvest of the United States in order to make his own stockpiles more valuable a la Egypt in Literature/TheBible.
* ''Series/LostInSpace'' episode "The Space Trader" uses a weather control machine to force the Robinsons to depend on him for supplies.
* The MadeForTVMovie ''Series/GetSmart, Again!'', features the criminal organization KAOS with a weather control machine that they use to hold the world hostage.
** The original series episode "Ice Station Siegfried" also had one. [[spoiler:a giant fan that blows cold air to freeze the world.]]
* The villain in ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "A Surfeit of H20" had technology that could create localized rainstorms severe enough to drown his opponents in rainwater.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Star One", drought, torrential rains, and snowstorms are devastating Federation planets as the climate control systems controlled by their MasterComputer go haywire, creating chaos and famine as a precursor to an AlienInvasion.

* ''Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' RadioDrama had one of these made by Lois Lane's uncle. He decided that TheWorldIsNotReady after criminals use the device to create storms so they can loot.
* In an episode of Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Well, the Finnish version anyway]]) a scientist, angry for being accused of being crazy, fills the main character's office with the same machine he was laughed for minutes earlier. Now seen the power of the machine, the main characters promise to look over it, but start using it to help/cheat Britain win several sports. Then they find out that changing weather in one place causes it to change in other places, and the two end up jumping around the globe trying to fix what they started, but keep messing it up even more.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* There are weather control satellites in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Ultra-Tech'' but they're huge, expensive and limited in effect.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the Imperium of Man, Eldar, and Tyranids are all capable of massive weather alterations, but only the Necrons take it a step further and use weather control for military purposes, though they reserve it for a larger scale than most games.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has a lot of this, starting from 'Control Weather' spell.
** Controlling the weather is one of the more common special powers afforded to the darklords of TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}, to better control their domains, although they generally don't need a device to do it.
** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' got some impressive magic for this, too, up to [[FantasticNuke Killing Storm]] spell that scoured a forest kingdom for 3 month so thoroughly it's still a near-desolate moor 10,000 years later. [[TheMagocracy Netheril]] was covered in permanent 'Mavin's Worldweave' climate-shifting spells until most of it became subtropical, then water-drained by longterm 'Lifedrain' spells of Phaerimm -- which explains why there's a hot desert so far up North that it borders a big glacier. In the middle of its North side lies the High Ice -- over 30 millenia earlier, before continents' shapes changed, this area was swamped by [[RecursivePrecursors the Sarrukh to drive out the Phaerimm]]. This kind of worked, but upset local ecological balance enough to do in their own empire too -- which maybe gave Phaerimm ideas about drying spells and ecological warfare the next time. To the East stands the Great Glacier -- a mountainous pile of ice grown around the tomb some power buried with his ice-related artifact; it used to cover Damara and Vaasa too, south of them was a forest of elves who they stopped its spread with magic; much later it shrunk for no obvious reason. Many of Elven mythals make local weather more pleasant and stable. As to the High Ice, returned Netherese melted a good portion, upsetting the climate over half of the continent... In short, for many millenia Faerûn didn't even ''have'' completely natural weather patterns.
* ''Franchise/MenInBlack'' TabletopGame. The Weather-Control Device was created by the T'skrine aliens. It could alter air pressure, temperature and humidity at a range of up to 5 miles. These changes could cause precipitation (rain or snow), a heat wave or fog.
* ''TabletopGame/HollowEarthExpedition'', supplement ''Mysteries of the Hollow Earth''. In the city of Atlantis, the Vril-ya priests can use the Great Crystal to control the weather, including calling down lightning strikes.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Inverted in the ''[[VideoGame/ExaPico Ar tonelico]]'' series. The weather control devices (called the Musical Corridor/Wings of Hynemos depending on the game) are part of the devices that allow people to survive at the extreme altitude at which they've been forced to live.
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'':
** In ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 Red Alert 2]]'', one of these is the Allied superweapon. Somewhat justified in that the entire American nuclear arsenal was destroyed in the game's intro, so they had to turn to new ideas for superweapons.
** The Scrin in ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars Tiberium Wars]]'' have the ability to artificially induce storms, which make certain units even better.
* One of the new rewards introduced in ''VideoGame/TheSims2'': Seasons.
* In ''VideoGame/ElementsOfDestruction'', you ''are'' one of these. Or rather, you're a insane fired weatherman ''with'' a weather control machine, and attack your enemies with earthquakes, tornadoes and thunderbolts.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', one of the Arcs on the Hero-side involves stopping Nemesis from using his Weather Control Machine to destroy or conquer the city! Of course, Nemesis is nothing if not 'old skool'...
* ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic & Knuckles]]'', Mushroom Hill Zone Act 2, shows not just the weather changing, but the seasons as well. It goes from summer, to autumn (complete with leaves falling from trees), to winter, in less than 10 real-time minutes. Then, just before the boss fight, you destroy the machine that's causing it (a radar dish shooting lightning into the sky) and the level immediately reverts to summer weather.
* Inverted in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'', where the machine keeps the frequent blizzards on Fichina in check, and needs to be repaired before the planet becomes completely uninhabitable again.
** This is likely based on Titania in the original ''VideoGame/StarFox1'', where the level starts in a blizzard, and halfway though you deactivate the weather control machine to clear the sky.
* These show up all the time in various games in the ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series, usually without any particular relevance to the plot, but just for fun effects on various levels.
** Made important in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork 2'' when the computer suppressing the planet's weather is hacked, threatening to unleash years' worth of earthquakes and storms on the planet. Also in ''Battle Network 6''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'', Tenshi Hinanawi's Sword of Hisou/Scarlet Perception has the power to alter the weather based upon a person's temperament. She uses it to instigate WeatherDissonance, among other things.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', it is revealed that the Dwemer built one (known as the Karstangz-Beharn) in their city of Bamz-Amschend. After their disappearance, the city of Mournhold was built over top of it. [[spoiler:[[PhysicalGod Almalexia]]]] will command you to use it in the ''Tribunal'' expansion to create ash storms in Mournhold as a show of her power. It will reset to normal following completion of the ''Tribunal'' main quest, but nothing is stopping you from going back to it and setting it to create whatever weather you want.
** A couple of different [[MakeMeWannaShout Shouts]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' have this effect. Clear Skies eliminates local weather effects (like MysteriousMist), while Storm Call does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' features on of these [[spoiler:in Kamui. It is used by demons to unleash a massive blizzard on the citizens of Wep'Keer.]]
* Climatrol in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII''. Meddling with it nearly floods the entire planet. ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII'' also has a similar machine to control the tides and even the moons, but here it is somewhat justified as [[spoiler:the world is actually a giant spaceship]].
* [[spoiler:The eponymous ark]] in ''Videogame/YsVITheArkOfNapishtim''.
* The villains of ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' stole a god's power, allowing them to control the weather, and specifically end a drought that was devastating the Empire. (This is their reason, or at least justification, for the act.) Unfortunately, saving the Empire meant dooming some other part of the world, and the god's absence has led to the dead being unable to move on, causing all sorts of problems.
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMario'', Huff N. Puff and his minions use of these to cover Flower Fields in clouds. The overcast is so bad that the sun actually falls into depression and leaves the sky, placing the citizens of Flower Fields (all of whom are plants) at risk.
* ''[[StupidJetPackHitler Die Spinne]]'' from the Xbox game ''VideoGame/CrimsonSkies: The High Road to Revenge'' has this as one of their super weapons. It is mounted on one very large and incredibly tough zeppelin battleship.
* In ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations II'' Twilight of the Arnor, you can build these on your planets if you're Arcean. Partial subversion in that they're very much useful, increasing the quality of planets substantially.
* Weather Control is a planetary improvement in ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion 2.'' It greatly increases farm productivity.
* In ''VideoGame/PajamaSam 2'', the World Wide Weather corporation does this as a massive floating factory in the clouds. And its CEO is MotherNature. In the comic book [[{{Feelies}} packed with the game]], it's used for evil, but the place Sam discovers on his own manages Earth's weather as it should be...until he [[NiceJobBreakingItHero accidentally messes up the equipment.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Limbo}}'', you have to operate a machine to start a downpour.
* The Luminoth of ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' have this as one of their wonders. It couldn't fix all the problems a recent disaster caused, though.
* Sir Raleigh in ''VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus'' has a storm machine in the shape of an airship that he uses to cause squalls and sink ships to "[[SalvagePirates salvage]]" them.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' has one under the control of the Archylte Steppe nomads. Each weather condition has a different effect on the monster population: Sunny and rainy bring out more fauna-like monsters, cloudy spawns goblins and machines, and stormy brings out droves of Cie'th.
* During one mission in ''VideoGame/SpandexForce'' a minor villain called the Blizzard Wizard used a specialized machine to make it snow during summertime. When the main character found him out and he gloatingly asked who else could possibly have done such a thing, they started listing half-a-dozen other people with winter-based abilities.
* In ''VideoGame/TeslaTheWeatherMan'', this is the main premise of the game. Tesla has one of these, and he uses it to [[PuzzlePlatformer solve platforming challenges]].
* Some of the symbols that can be inscribed on the tablets in ''VideoGame/MystVEndOfAges'' cause the affected Age's weather to change.
* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFullFrontalAssault'' Captain Qwark has a weather controlling device that he used to create sunny weather during his presidential events. It later gets hijacked by the game's villain.
* ''VideoGame/WildStar'' has several, left behind by the Eldan. The first one so far is a blizzard machine in the Northern Wilds that players are tasked to turn off, as it is making rescue efforts all but impossible. A second one causes the massive tornadoes and strong winds in Galeras. Many more are waiting to be discovered.
* A weather plant can be built in ''[[VideoGame/{{Settlers}} Settlers 5: Heritage of Kings]]''. It can be used to freeze the rivers, allowing you to cross them - or to thaw the ice, drowning the enemies trying to do the same.
* In ''VideoGame/StarbaseOrion'', Orbital Weather Controllers can be built on colonies to improve farming yields.
* In ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' the Weather Controller is a mid-game satellite unit. Rather than being a superweapon, it improves the food yield of land in its area of effect and can permanently create new basic resources.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', the evil organization Cipher creates artificial storms to keep ships away from their base, Citadark Isle.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* One of the Cheat Commandos cartoons from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has Gunhaver speculating that Blue Laser are planning to buy a machine that will "turn babies into gold. Or screw with the weather."
* One of these shows up for a bit in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. Sarge had been building one inside of Lopez, but he was never able to find a critical component (D-batteries, because apparently Sarge could only find them in gas stations, where they're too expensive). O'Malley gets it to work, but an overload results in the weather machine creating an explosion that sends the Reds and Blues forward several hundred years in the future. The concept is ruthlessly mocked in a deleted scene later on, as Tex discusses the uses for a weather control machine in space.
* The {{pilot}} episode of ''WebAnimation/GEOWeasel'' focuses on a rival evildoer using a rain-making device as part of a convoluted plot to take over the world.

* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', Chapter 19, the characters see some sort of power station in the middle of a lake. The real purpose of the station was at this point unknown, but its observed effects include the creation of clouds, massive lightning bolts, and brief downpours.
* As [[http://www.toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=242&itemid=13336 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' strip shows, [[GIJoe Destro]] isn't interested in the [[CutLexLuthorACheck "legitimate" approach]].
* [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0115.html This]] "[[TimePassesMontage changing seasons montage]]" in ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' turns out to just be Misho playing with a weather machine.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has an arc "Gil Deals With It", where "It" is a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20071109 whole army]] of "[[SpiderTank war stompers]]", and the way he deals with it is <[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20071126 CRAKOOM!]]>
** Mechanicsburg's built-in defences take but a few seconds to [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120806 turn any street into one big rainstorm cloud]]. For instant decontamination.
-->'''Repairman''': A town run by [[MadScientist the Heterodynes]], attacked on a regular basis for ''hundreds of years?'' Gas weapons are ''easy!''
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sarab}}'', the Hubs are facilities that control weather, among other natural phenomena.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* There have been at least five weather machine usages on ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. The first is seen in the background of an R&D, but its function is mentioned to show [[RuleOfCool how advanced the facility was]]. The second time was used to attack [[CanadaEh Canada]]. Third brought to life [[{{Snowlems}} an army of evil snowmen]] and brought a brief raining of frogs (wait... what?) The fourth was created by "Evil Ron" and dubbed "The Mega Weather Generator". The fifth was used to make sure it was always winter [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia (but never Christmas)]]. The appropriate {{Continuity Nod}}s occur.
** Actually, the third example was the second one being reused.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' had one. Justified as part of an EdutainmentShow.
* 1973/74 ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' episode "The Weather Maker". An underwater nuclear powered jet engine can control the weather by changing the course of the Gulf Stream.
* Professor Nimnul once built one of these on ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''. It was a flying box that could disguise itself via artificial clouds.
* In an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', the Stone Warriors use a "Weather Satellite". They go through a couple less-dangerous settings (partly cloudy, mild showers) before setting it to "Total Chaos".
* Stewie builds one in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', for the sole purpose of trying to wipe out broccoli.
* ''Franchise/GIJoe: The Revenge of Cobra'' showed Cobra in possession of a device called the Weather Dominator.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', Klunk built an airborne weather control machine.
* One of Baron Greenback's dastardly plans in ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' involved one of these.
-->'''Stiletto:''' I know why you call it that.
-->'''Greenback:''' Why?
-->'''Stiletto:''' 'Cause you don't know [[{{Pun}} "weather"]] it will work! [[DopeSlap Ow!]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer and his Nuclear Reactor team are way ahead of the Germ Warfare and Weather Machine divisions.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' "Monster Weather": A [[InstantAIJustAddWater suped up]] Weather Satellite [[FunWithAcronyms S.A.M.]] starts controlling the weather after being [[LightningCanDoAnything struck by lightning]].
** The [=DNAliens=] also possess weather control machines in the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' episode "Everyone Talks About The Wheather".
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels Captain Caveman]]'' episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones The Flintstone Comedy Show]]'' "Stormfront and Weathergirl" features two weather-controlling villains stealing a weather satellite to launch into orbit to amplify the range of their weather-controlling powers to cover (and conquer) the entire planet.
* ''WesternAnimation/GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' episode "The Weather Machine"
** The original ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' series had "Weather in Tibet".
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': In "Leave the Busting to Us!," Doofenshmirtz plans to use his Gloominator [[{{Trope2000}} 3000]]...inator to launch weather pellets into the clouds, plunging the tri-state area into a new ice age.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars''. Though it's never explained how or why, it's implied that the activities of the Techno Union were screwing with the geothermal activity of planet Nelvaan and causing the winter weather that Obi-wan and Anakin observed. In any case, as soon as Anakin destroys the crystal core of their machine, the ice and snow immediately begins thawing.
* ''ComicBook/{{Bucky OHare|and the toad wars}}'' featured the Climate Converter, used by the Toads to turn Bucky's homeworld into a swamp.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}}'' episode "Versus Cumulus, the Storm King". Cumulus has machines that can create lightning storms, fog and clouds.
* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Heloise built the Snowberator 901 to gives Miseryville its FirstSnow.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' story "Weathering the Storm", Simon Barsinister combined this with an OminousPipeOrgan.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the weather in Equestria is controlled by direct manipulation of cloud formations by Pegasus with some resources from a weather factory in the city of Cloudsdale. This is likely a factor in the great prosperity of Equestria, as it pretty much ensures bumper crops every year (provided there isn't a blight). In fact, the concept of uncontrolled weather is alien to the ponies, and one of their many reasons for fearing the [[TheLostWoods Everfree Forest]] is the way that its weather could change on its own.
* A low-tech approach was used in a [[WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle Super Chicken]] episode, where a rash of elephants in the city leads Super Chicken and Fred to an Indian maharajah, who has shipped the elephants strategically for their weight to tip the earth's poles so he can enjoy snow.
* Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. When natural disasters happen across the globe Agent Fowler sarcastically asks if the Decepticons have built a weather machine. Ratchet responds with "One that powerful, highly unlikely."
* One of Megatron's frequent ArtifactOfDoom searches in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' turned up the Pearl of Bahoudin, which turned out to be one of these.
* Kooky in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' created the Power Shower, causing a rainstorm that lasted two weeks over the Mushroom Kingdom.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'', a weather machine is used to make it snow in the summer.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' has Ozu building a weather machine because he's tired of the weather ruining location shoots of ''Lilly Mu''.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* There is one major form of real-life weather control known as "cloud seeding", which doesn't involve a machine, but instead putting substances into clouds so the rain drops somewhere else. Results have been rather mixed, but the technique is still used fairly frequently.
** Yes, the UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks tried it in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, in something called Operation Popeye in 1966-7. When revealed to the press, weather modification for military purposes was banned by Congress and then by an international agreement.
*** Except when it's done within U.S. borders, apparently, since cloud seeding is regularly performed over the various remote military installations in California and Nevada (Edwards AFB, White Sands, etc). It's considered more effective there because there aren't a whole lot of clouds over those unholy wastelands in the first place. It seems to work, but it is unclear if it actually works to an effective degree.
* Cannon-like devices that blast powerful columns of air into oncoming thunderstorms have been used by farmers to try to disrupt the formation of hailstones, protecting delicate crops over a limited area. Evidence that they work is dubious at best, however.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkLTzesBxGE Canadian Broadcasting Centre]] says ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Frequency_Active_Auroral_Research_Program this]]'' is a real-life weather control machine.
* Recently, its been reported that Abu Dhabi scientists have been able to use ionizers to create rain, thunder-, and hailstorms. The results aren't conclusive yet. The best that can be said is that it has rained more than usual after switching the ionizers on, during a dry season when it shouldn't be raining much at all.
* The British science program me ''Bang Goes the Theory'' showed the actual manufacture of a cloud in a machine, and then the wind, lightning, rain and snow that came with it.
* Various weather simulators exist, which can reproduce the effects of intense winds, downpours, wind-blown sand or dust, and even lightning on a small scale. Most are used to test materials and construction techniques to ensure they are weather-resistant, or to re-create harsh weather conditions to which cars or planes might be subjected.
* The Austrian psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich ([[TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes who ironically went quite crazy later in life]] and died in prison) was an amateur inventor who designed a purported weather-control machine called a "cloudbuster". He believed he could harness a mystical form of energy he called "orgone" and use it to create rain and also shoot down [=UFOs=]. Unfortunately for him, he was arrested by the FDA for peddling quack treatments for every disease based on his orgone theory and his machines were ordered to be destroyed. His story is dramatized in the Music/KateBush song "Cloudbusting" and the music video depicts Reich's son using one of the machines.