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Weather

All of the game's different weather types.

My Summer Car has a dynamic weather system, based on Finnish climate conditions in the summer. There are four distinguishable types of weather in the game, all made to be as realistic as possible to fit in with the overall realism of My Summer Car.

The weather is also an important part of the game's pacing, as some of the weather types affect the availability of certain activities. The current position of the clouds over Alivieska can be checked on page 188 of the teletext service on the TV.

Types of weatherEdit

ClearEdit

Clear

A cloudless summer day.

Most of the time the weather is sunny with no clouds in the sky. This is the most opportune time to partake in any of the various outdoor activities, such as visiting Sirkka, as she is only present at her house when there are no clouds in the sky.


CloudyEdit

Cloudy

Light grey clouds during a cloudy day.

The sky is covered in light grey clouds, reducing visibility by partially blocking sunlight. The conical rain areas can be easily seen at this time.


RainyEdit

Rainy

Rain heavily reduces visibility.

The darker, conical areas in the sky mark the locations where it is currently raining during a thunderstorm or when it is cloudy. Being inside one of these areas will cause an immediate downpour around the player, and reduce visibility by a considerable amount. Rain does not have an effect on any of the cars or car parts.


ThunderstormEdit

Thunderstorm

A lightning during a thunderstorm.

Dark grey clouds, frequent lighting strikes, and possible heavy rain. One shouldn't answer the phone during a thunderstorm, because there is a risk of dying from an electric shock. A lightning strike will cause an explosion at the point of impact, scattering any nearby objects. The house lights will also flicker during a thunderstorm, and a direct hit on the building might cause a house fire. When the storm is coming or has subsided, lightning flashes can still be seen and distant rumble heard.


TriviaEdit

  • Dying by answering the phone during a thunderstorm will unlock the "Don't answer that call" achievement.

Patch notesEdit

Update Changes
2015
18 May
2015
• Added cloud system and thunderstorm
25 May
2015
• Decreased thunder probability
12 August
2015
• Added rain
12 September
2015
• Rain probability increased, lightning probability decreased
22 December
2015
• Fixed rain inside buildings
2016
27 February
2016
• Improved thunder lightning and clouds
21 March
2016
• Made main road asphalt look wet on a rainy conditions
• Decreased rain possibility
8 August
2016
• Weather now changes after sleeping
• Thunder can now cut down house electricity
11 October
2016
• Decreased rain/thunder probability
18 October
2016
• Answering the phone during a thunderstorm might now kill the player
2018
24 October
2018
• Weather state is now being saved
23 December
2018
• Added rain hitting windshields and functional windscreen wipers to all driveable vehicles
• Added a teletext weather forecast