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"And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights."
Genesis 7:12, The Bible (King James Version)

In the real world, storms last for hours, or days at most. In fiction, however, thanks to Weather Manipulation magic and/or Weather Control Machines, characters can create storms that last significantly longer.

Or they could be naturally occurring. This can avert All Planets Are Earth-Like; an alien planet with a perpetual storm will seem a lot less hospitable even if it's not a full-on Death World. May be an Elemental Plane.

These can cause The Great Flood.

Expect a lot of Dramatic Thunder and Dramatic Wind, if the protagonists have to travel through the storm. If the storm is over the sea, expect a Mega Maelstrom. When applied to Cyberpunk settings, it becomes Cyberpunk with a Chance of Rain.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • There's the Grand Stream in Last Exile, a powerful, stable and deadly storm.
  • One Piece:
    • Before the timeskip, the On Air Pirates are shown visiting an island on the New World that constantly rains lightning.
    • Also in Punk Hazard, a literal Hailfire Peaks, with one side covered in flames and lava eruptions, while the other is full of blizzards, and the center of the island has a perpetual typhoon due to the contrast of the temperatures.
  • In Dragon Ball Z, during the infamous Fake Namek Filler arc, one of the areas on the planet was buffeted by a permanent sandstorm. Unfortunately for the heroes, one of the (fake) Dragon Balls was inside of a cyclone right in the middle of it.
  • Anime series Tactical Roar justifies its premise (a resurrected naval age with for-hire cargo protection and an Unwanted Harem cast manning an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) with a "mega-hurricane" (the titular "Tactical Roar") making air transportation in the Pan-Pacific area impossible, and having done so for 50 years by the time the story starts. The protagonists blow up the Weather-Control Machine that created this event at the end of the series.
  • Because of her water powers, Juvia of Fairy Tail would see it rain wherever she went no matter what. Because these powers are actually empathic, this changed after her defeat by Gray and subsequent joining of Fairy Tail, where she is truly happy.
  • The lowest layer of Hell in Bleach: Hell Verse is a wasteland of lava and bones under a constant lightning storm, which only lets up when Hell grants Ichigo the power to defeat Kokuto on its terms.

    Comic Books 
  • In one version of Superman's origin, the spaceship carrying baby Kal-El to Earth crashed into Kansas during a snowstorm lasting several months, cutting off the Kent farm and allowing the Kents to pass him off as their own child.
  • Amulet: The Golbez Cycle - a huge storm out at sea which all the airship pilots avoid. It supposedly contains the entrance to Cielis. This is correct, as it contains a beacon that, when assembled through Stonekeeper magic, alerts Cielis to the fact that they have visitors.

    Fan Works 
  • Abraxas (Hrodvitnon): Ghidorah returns following the events of Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), and it's revealed to have destroyed numerous planets before it came to Earth, via covering their atmospheres in neverending electrified hypercanes.

  • Dungeon Keeper Ami: Once Ami uses her control of her Dungeon Heart's corruption of her territory to turn the magical artifact into what is effectively a Weather-Control Machine, she selects storms, to power her windmills, with corruption being a constant factor of her area, it won't disperse until she removes the Heart from the area, or changes the settings.

    Films — Animation 
  • A perpetual blizzard occurs in Frozen (2013) as a result of Elsa's Power Incontinence. It gets worse when she gets agitated.
  • Rock-A-Doodle. After the Grand Duke of Owls's minions drive Chanticleer away from the farm, he utilized his evil magical powers to conjure up a storm over the entire farmland, and it continues to brew until when Chanticleer is finally brought back to the farm and he is able to crow again, thus awaking the sun and foiling the Duke's storm. During this time, the storm even makes headlines: "MYSTERIOUS RAIN SPREADING" and "SUN DON'T SHINE FOR FARMERS". It was All Just a Dream, though.
  • The setting of Igor takes place in the land of Malaria which is besieged by ever encompassing storm clouds which force its inhabitants to become Mad Scientists to survive. Said clouds were brought about by King Malbert's weather machine.
  • In Frankenweenie, it's mentioned by the students that the town they live in has lightning storms practically every night.

    Films — Live Action 
  • MonsterVerse:
    • The eponymous Eldritch Location of Kong: Skull Island is surrounded by a perpetual storm system that has prevented mankind from exploring it until The '70s. A minor lull in its rage allows the protagonists to take a helicopter squadron through it at the end of The Vietnam War, but even then it's one hell of a ride.
    • In Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), once Ghidorah is awoken, he generates a Perpetual Hurricane filled with yellow lightning around himself which follows him wherever he goes and gets more powerful the longer he's active. And when Ghidorah takes over as the ruling alpha from Godzilla and leads the Titans toward creating an extinction event, his Weather Manipulation begins spreading offshoot storms around the globe, and it's overall suggested that if Ghidorah hadn't been stopped he would've enveloped the entire planet in endless storms.
    • Kingdom Kong reveals that Ghidorah left a perpetual superstorm in the Pacific Ocean which didn't dissipate after his death. Camazotz takes advantage of this and draws the superstorm away from its original position and into Skull Island's storm barrier. The resulting Fukushima effect causes the very Perpetual Storm that once shielded Skull Island to close in and envelop the island itself, and as a result, the Iwi are wiped out and the island's ecosystem is rapidly and invariably dying away in Godzilla vs. Kong.
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark. After an Egyptian pharaoh took The Ark of the Covenant to the city of Tanis, the city was destroyed by a sandstorm that lasted an entire year (note that this did not occur in The Bible).
  • Kamino is an ocean planet in the Star Wars galaxy, first seen in Attack of the Clones, which has a perpetually stormy surface.
    • There's also a desert planet called Exegol in The Rise of Skywalker. Which serves as a secret domain for the Sith and, like Kamino, has perpetually stormy weather.
  • Slipstream (1989). The slipstream is a permanent world-encircling wind, causing aircraft or balloons to become the main mode of transport.

  • A man going on vacation arrives at his destination during a torrential downpour. He shruggs it off and calls it a day but on the next day it's still raining heavily. When on the third day the rain is still not letting down, the man asks a small local boy, how long has it been raining there. The boy responds: "I've no idea, I'm only 7 years old."

  • A massive dust storm kicks up in Red Mars as a result of the nascent terraforming efforts. It last for years, and there are wild celebrations when it finally ends.
  • Ray Bradbury's Venus short stories.
    • A rocket crashes on Venus, where it rains constantly. The crew must locate a Sun Dome in which they can find shelter, or die.
    It was a hard rain, a perpetual rain, a sweating and steaming rain; it was a mizzle, a downpour, a fountain, a whipping in the eyes, an undertow at the ankles; it was a rain to drown all rains and the memory of rains.
    • "All Summer in a Day": The planet Venus has constant rain, except for a 1 hour period each seven years.
  • E. E. "Doc" Smith's Lensman series. First Lensman has the planet Trenco, which has forty seven feet of rainfall each night, the worst electrical storms in known space and wind velocities of over 800 miles per hour.
  • In The Odyssey, Odysseus' ship lands on the island of Thrinacia, where lives the cattle of the sun god, Helios. Zeus then causes a storm lasting for forty days, which prevents them from leaving the island. After depleting their food stocks, the ship's crew hunt down the cattle, angering the god. When the storm finally ends they leave the island only to have their ship crushed by another Zeus' storm, which leaves Odysseus as the Sole Survivor.
  • The Elric Saga novel The Bane of the Black Sword. In the Young Kingdoms, the area called the Weeping Waste is so named because it has constant rain.
  • The Stormlight Archive:
    • Highstorms are massive storms that blow from east to west across the continent. While popular wisdom is that a new one is born every time, scientists have begun to theorize that there is simply one storm traveling in an endless cycle around the world.
    • There is talk of "the Everstorm" that is yet to come, which seems to be a metaphor for the Final Battle (see also A Storm Is Coming). We get to see it in Words of Radiance. It's an Evil Counterpart of the highstorms (which are sent by a powerful but good spren known as the Stormfather) which blows the wrong way and transforms the Parshendi shapeshifter race into Voidbringers. It's less powerful than the highstorms, but also intelligent and malevolent. It focuses its power on weaker villages that can't weather severe damage the way that large cities would be able to.
    • In Dawnshard it's revealed that Akinah, the lost island capital of ancient Aimia, is surrounded by a perpetual hurricane. It's circular and stationary, unlike the highstorms and the Everstorm, and small enough that most people are completely unaware of it. It's unclear where it came from, but it's kept the lost city safe for centuries. The Sleepless, ancient protectors of Aimia, mention that it's been growing weaker, which is why they've had to step up their efforts to protect the secrets of the city.
  • In The Wheel of Time series, the Dark One's center of power, the mountain Shayol Ghul, is covered with perpetual stormclouds, complete with lightnings that strike upward from the ground, to signify its status as an Eldritch Location.
    • Characters are fond of saying A Storm Is Coming, and in the penultimate book, this literally happens, a layer of silver-and-black clouds that cover the entire planet, though actual precipitation is sparse.
  • The Tales of the Ketty Jay includes a permanent belt of storms called the Wrack, which starts at the North Pole, where the eldritch Manes live and runs across a large segment of ocean. Only recently has anyone found way past to the lands beyond.
  • Robert Sheckley's story A Wind is Rising centers around a human outpost on another planet where the wind never drops below 70 mph. The humans barely weather a storm of nearly 200 mph, which leaves them with a severely battered station and a broken vehicle. Then a local alien (who gives them weather forecasts) says "Sorry for my last forecast not being accurate enough to warn you about this moderate gale. Why is it my last forecast? Well, the summer is over, and now me and my people must leave to hide from the powerful winter storms."
  • In A Night in the Lonesome October, there's a non-stop thunderstorm that lingers perpetually over the farmhouse where the Good Doctor lives. It finally breaks on the morning after his place burns down, leaving the immediate vicinity awash in mud for days to follow.
  • The Last Continent is surrounded by a perpetual cyclone that not only prevents people from sailing away (new arrivals are mostly shipwrecked people), but also rainfall (the natives get confused and angry when people mention water coming from the sky).
  • Dinotopia seems to have perpetual storms going on off its shores, as no one ever seems to arrive there without a huge storm destroying their ship.
  • Ringworld features hurricane-like "eye storms" in places where asteroids have punctured the Ringworld and the air is draining out.
  • The Zombie Knight has the western half of Sair, which has existed in a state of perpetual monsoon-like rains for as long as history has been recorded. The capital city is built entirely on a giant platform set on tall pylons, and still floods occasionally. Unlike most versions of this trope, it's not supernatural; just a moist air current hitting very big mountains, creating constant rain on one side and a Shifting Sand Land on the other side.
  • In Brian Keene's novel The Conqueror Worms, human civilization is destroyed when it starts to rain all over the world and never stops. As is usually the case with Keene's work, things only get worse when the eponymous entities appear.
  • In Twig, the rain is always present in the town of Radham, a town built around an Academy of Adventure which focuses on mad science. This is entirely intentional, as the Academy has seeded the local water table with algae which are catalyzed by fumes produced by buildings on the outskirts of time, resulting in a perpetual rainstorm. The storm functions both to set the tone and as an Restraining Bolt for Academy creations, who are often chemically reliant on a substance that can only be found in Radham rain.
  • Isaac Asimov's "First Law": Titan is the only moon in the solar system with an atmosphere. According to Donovan, however, it storms eighty percent of the time. Even during the so-called "calm season", there's a chance for premature gusts to turn the sky dark and life-threatening.
  • In Mother of Storms by John Barnes, a rapid burst of global climate change leads to a Pacific Ocean that's so warm a hurricane in the eastern Pacific becomes permanent. Thereafter it follows an oval course north and west and south and then back east through the tropics, and never gets into water cold enough to kill it. To make matters worse, it starts spinning off smaller hurricanes that follow more normal hurricane-courses north and south into the temperate zones - some of which are, like the original storm, substantially stronger than any cyclone on record.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In Stargate SG-1, planet Heliopolis has a month-long storm each year.
  • Similar to Kamino mentioned above, Ferenginar is perpetually rainy. According to Quark, the Ferengi have 178 words for "rain" and none for "crisp."

    Myths & Religion 
  • The Bible tells us of a storm which lasted for 40 days, followed by 150 days of flooding and 220 days of drying out.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Blue Planet's eponymous Poseidon suffers from these on a regular basis, because when its storms get too powerful no island on the planet is big enough to slow them down. The most devastating are designated Force 6, and last long enough to have birthdays.
  • The Eye of Abendego in the default Pathfinder setting of Golarion is a colossal hurricane that has picked up in the southern seas shortly after the death of one of the setting's main gods, Aroden, and stayed in place for over a century since.
  • In Forbidden Desert, the players crash land in some ancient ruins in the middle of the desert. They have to fix an ancient airship and escape the desert before they are buried in sand by the endless sand storm that moves back and forth through the area.
  • The Stormlands in Iron Kingdoms is an area in eastern Immoren constantly suffering from fierce lightning storms due to a magical cataclysm that happened millennia ago.
  • Magic: The Gathering brings us Immersturm, on the plane of Valla, whose name translates into "always storm." Its magical storms cause its inhabitants to continuously wage war with one another.
    Listen to the roar! Feel the thunder! The Immersturm shouts its approval with every bolt of lightning!" (from the card Warstorm Surge.)
    • Tarkir is constantly surging with elemental storms that spawn dragons. In the timeline Ugin was dead they ceased, allowing the khans to slaughter all dragons, but thanks to Sarkhan's temporal meddling Ugin's still alive now, and most land art of the setting show storms blowing over the land.
  • As Rocket Age is set in an alternate version of our own solar system of course Jupiter's Red Spot makes an appearance. One adventure hook even involves trying to be the first to explore and document the interior.
  • Stormwild Islands takes its name from the Everstorm, a continent-sized storm that surrounds the game's setting. Nobody within the storm has ever seen what lies beyond it.
  • Warhammer 40,000:
    • Warp storms are Negative Space Wedgies that can cut off FTL Travel for centuries at a time. The biggest one that nearly wiped out humanity (who had started conquering a sizeable chunk of the galaxy by then) was caused by the birth of the Chaos god/dess of excess Slaanesh in the 30th millenium d is still around, known as the Eye of Terror.
    • The Space Wolves' psykers have powers based on summoning storms. The aptly-named Njal Stormcaller causes a storm wherever he goes, and as the battle lasts longer, effects go from blinding enemies to slowing them down to lightning hitting every enemy around, every turn.

    Video Games 
  • Against the Storm: In this Fantasy Roguelike city building game, the world is beset by eternal rain called the Blightstorm, which periodically washes the world clean.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Final Fantasy IX: The kingdom of Burmecia is known as the 'Land of Eternal Rain,' for obvious reasons - for the entire game, there's a downpour.
    • Final Fantasy X: The Thunder Plains are a massive barren area covered by a constant thunderstorm. There's a minigame based around dodging lightning strikes; doing so two hundred times in a row earns you part of Lulu's Infinity +1 Sword.
  • Mass Effect 2:
    • The planet Hagalaz suffers from a constant thunderstorm during sunset and sunrise, thanks to its temperature extremes. The Shadow Broker hides their Cool Starship in the storm, using it as both concealment and a defense against anyone who manages to find the ship.
    • There's also Lorek, which according to a tooltip is wracked by constant storms.
  • Tomb Raider (2013): The island of Yamatai is surrounded by a perpetual storm, preventing Lara and the others from leaving.
  • In FTL: Faster Than Light, Nebulae last forever (or at least as long as you are within the sector). Ion storms, which happen within Nebulae will always last the duration of the battle, but can clear up if you're out-of-fuel and have to wait inside the storm.
  • Chapter 15 of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade takes place in a desert with a perpetual sandstorm, which is supposed to protect the dragon-human settlement Arcadia from outsiders.
  • Invoked in Pokemon Sapphire Version when Kyogre is awakened by Team Aqua and starts an unrelenting downpour, although it's stopped by the Player Character before things get too far. Their plan is to increase the size of the oceans. (The opposite happens in Ruby, wherein Team Magma awakens Groudon to dry up the oceans instead.)
  • The Legend of Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: After Link has cleared the Forest, Fire, and Water Temples, Kakariko Village will be in a permanent state of heavy rain until he does the same to the Shadow Temple.
    • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker: There is a moment in which Ganondorf curses the Great Sea, causing an endless stormy night in order to hinder Link. Jabun lifts the curse when he deems Link worthy to enter the Tower of the Gods.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: A stormy rain begins when Midna is mortally injured. The storm won't stop until you take Midna to Zelda.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: The Thunderhead located due west of Skyloft is a massive cloud system with constant thunderstorms. The storms stop once Levias is freed of his infection, however.
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild:
      • The Thundra Plains and a portion of the Faron region have non-stop thunderstorms, the former of which can be seen many miles away. Both areas have hidden Shrines, with the latter needing to be unlocked by using the lightning itself. The storms stop once you access the Shrines. There's also the entire Lanayru region, which is under constant rainfall being generated by Divine Beast Vah Ruta; the Zora wish to neutralize it out of fear that it would cause a devastating flood.
      • Portions of the Gerudo Desert are also perpetuated by sandstorms, most of which can be dispelled by clearing shrines located somewhere inside each of them. One of them, however, is being stirred up by the movements of Divine Beast Vah Naboris, complete with Dramatic Thunder, and runs the risk of engulfing the nearby Gerudo Town unless it's stopped.
  • A relatively mild example: Spec Ops: The Line features a series of sandstorms which ravage Dubai for six months uninterrupted, prohibiting air, land, and naval travel or communication with the outside world. There's no explanation for why the storms last so long but it's implied that the entire game is set in a hallucination, Purgatory, or Hell.
    • Actually, not even that really explains it. It's implied that the parts of the game set after the helicopter crash during the Cold Open are a Dying Dream, Hell, or Purgatory, which would still mean that the sandstorms really did happen, since the Cold Open is still set in the post-storms Dubai. And that's assuming you agree with the Purgatory, Hell or Dying Dream interpretation. It's outright shown that parts of the game really are hallucinations, like every time you talk to the Big Bad, assuming you don't think the player character is already dead or dying.
  • The planet of Drommund Kaas in Star Wars: The Old Republic is perpetually covered in a gigantic lightning storm due to the Sith Emperor's Dark Side experiments.
  • In the third Gears of War game, the island which Marcus must get to is surrounded by a man-made storm to protect it from the Locusts.
  • The Maelstrom between the continents in World of Warcraft. It was created in the backstory by the Great Sundering, where the Well of Eternity collapsed into itself, destroying nearly 80 percent of Kalimdor's landmass in the process.
    • The Isle of Thunder in Mists of Pandaria is covered by perpetual thunderstorms due to Titan magic. Lei Shen used this to power his forges.
  • Planets in Endless Space can spawn with a permanent monsoon, which provides a bonus to food and science production. Unfortunately, it also makes life miserable for any colonists who live there. You can reduce the negative impact through advanced Terraforming technology.
  • Golden Sun: The Suhalla desert is in a state of near-permanent sandstorm, caused by giant tornado-making lizards that kick up sand as soon as you approach.
  • As revealed in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, the world of Eora features Ondra's Mortar, a constant system of storms east/north-east of the Deadfire Archipelago, blocking off travel to whatever may lay east ( which a shipwreck survivor you can find along the eastern edge of the map reveals is Yezuha, a culture that worships a single god). The nation of Rauatai (outside the map of the game) suffers from storms that while not quite as literally constant as Ondra's Mortar nevertheless are quite persistent. This is not unrelated — when Ondra's Mortar is shut off at the end of the game, the storms over Rauatai cease as well.
  • Darkwood has an enormous lake in the Swamp area, where it's permanently dark and stormy, and as such the light-sensitive black substance that acts as armor for monsters is rather prevalent there. The weather mysteriously clears up if you attack a formation that looks like a pig snout on the ground.
  • In Rain World it storms practically year-round only broken up by a brief 20-minute drought every season. It's intense enough to cause earthquakes and crush your slugcat if caught out in it, and will completely flood all but the tallest structures in a matter of seconds.
  • The titular STORM of BoxxyQuest: The Gathering Storm is a flying Mechanical Abomination that generates an immense hurricane around itself at all times. By the final act of the story, the storm has grown to encompass all that remains of the virtual world, and it never lets up until you defeat the Final Boss.
  • The backstory of Myst says that Atrus' first trip to the Stoneship Age also welcomed the first appearance of rain to the area, scaring the natives, and it became more frequent over time. The later realMyst remake animated the Age to be under a constant rainstorm when the Stranger makes their visit; it's merely overcast in the original game.
    • In Myst V: End of Ages, after being abandoned for 200 years, Myst Island itself has fallen under a perpetual rainstorm, with all of its structures and machines broken beyond repair.
  • In Ring Fit Adventure, one region experiences frequent rainstorms said to be the tears of their goddess, Solar Plexia. By the time the Trainee gets there, Dragaux has forced the latest storm to last far longer than usual so he can use it as a shower.
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  • In Tales of the Questor, the Racconan homeland of Antillia is protected by a giant dome of magically stilled air. The eastmost portion of the dome (the windward side) always has a giant thunderstorm boiling up around it as damp ground-level air is forced upward.
  • Schlock Mercenary: Book 14, "Broken Wind", features a planet-sized gigahabitat that rotates to provide gravity. The resulting coriolis force has produced two permanent "sideways hurricanes" on opposite sides of the habitat. The locals refer to them as "Akkrok" ("Acid Hammer") and "Kutsko" ("Alkali Anvil"). Notably, every other part of the station has gigantic baffles that stop these storms from occurring, but the habitat AI knocked that baffle down herself because maybe it'd lead to enough evolutionary pressure for something intelligent to evolve. She was old and lonely enough that this looked like a good idea to finally have someone to talk to.
  • Unsounded: Litriya Shrine has been stranded by a violent storm caused by stormfolk for months, with the stormies killing anyone who dares brave their waters to try and reach the shrine or leave it. This turns out to be intentionally caused by the artificers in the basement who have nabbed some of the waterwomen and have been forcing them to endure prolonged torture to rile up their sisters in order to keep their hidden laboratory from being found.

    Web Original 
  • In Neopets, the Lutari Island was previously a bonus area awarded to those who subscribed to the Neopets Mobile service and was the sole habitat of the exclusive Lutari species. Ever since the service shut down in 2009, though, attempting to visit the island would greet you with a brutal and constant maelstrom. Things don't look good for the inhabitants, either, as they remain the rarest species on the site and cannot be transferred to other users.
    "Between the whirlpools, water spouts and lightning it has been advised that no Neopets are allowed to visit its shores. Even the sea life seems to be staying away..."
  • One entry on an old internet list of "Things that never happen on Star Trek":
    The Enterprise visits the Klingon home world on a bright, sunny day.
  • Skies Unbroken, being World in the Sky, has some, notably the Ferrin storm.
  • In A Practical Guide to Evil a perpetual storm is centered around the Tower, seat of the Praesi Emperors. This is a result of a past ruler trying to "steal" Callow's good weather, which instead created this storm and created a region where weather shifts so violently the land is no longer arable.

    Western Animation 

    Real Life 
  • The longest recorded storm on Earth was 1994's Hurricane John, which lasted for 31 days.
  • On a smaller scale, the Tri State Tornado in 1925 lasted 3.5 hours, which may not seem like long enough for this trope but is actually incredibly long for a tornado as a tornado's lifespan rarely ever exceeds an hour, most only lasting 10 minutes or less. Though this fact has led some to believe the Tri State Tornado was actually a tornado family, a series of tornadoes spawned from the same supercell.
  • Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a storm two to three times the size of Earth. It's been raging for at least 200 Earth years, and may even be a permanent feature of the planet even if in recent years it's shrinking.
  • The Catatumbo Lightning is an atmospheric phenomenon near the mouth of the Catatumbo River in Venezuela that produces extremely frequent and incredibly active thunderstorms—up to 160 nights a year, 10 hours a night, and nearly five strikes per minute. Locals sometimes refer to it as the Lighthouse of Maracaibo.
  • The Aleutian Islands such as Shemya have a reputation of places with really foul weather patterns. The military say that the wind never drops below 60 knots, the temperature never rises above −20°C. and there's a 10-foot visibility fog 300 days of the year.
  • Like Jupiter, Saturn has a persistent storm that may have lasted for hundreds of years now. Unlike Jupiter, Saturn's storm is at its north pole, and is hexagonal.
  • Neptune has Great Dark Spots similar to Jupiter's Great Red Spot. They're, however, short-lived next to their Jovian equivalent lasting seemingly just a couple of years.
  • Martian dust storms can last for years.
  • Hypercanes are hypothetical extreme cyclones potentially created by severe ocean-heating events such as an asteroid impact or an underwater supervolcano eruption, lasting for weeks or months and extending into the upper stratosphere, with winds of over 500 mph. It is speculated that hypercanes in the wake of the Cretaceous-Tertiary asteroid strike contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
  • The Southern Ocean, between about 40 and 60 degrees south latitude is known for severe weather caused by the fact that there's almost no land-mass anywhere in that area (only New Zealand, Tasmania, and the southern tip of South America dip into the region) and consequently the winds can keep blowing all the way around the world without slowing down. It's known as the Roaring Forties, Furious Fifties, and Screaming Sixties, and it's some of the roughest seas on the planet.
  • The Carnian Pluvial Episode in the beginning of the Late Triassic epoch was a period where the usually dry, arid supercontinent Pangaea warmed very quickly and was inundated with extreme rainfall and flooding for up to two million years, though with occasional periods of drier weather.