WEATHER - Achaea Online Help

6.19 WEATHER

Weather in Achaea is a simple, and intuitive affair. The only weather-related
command to know about is FORECAST, which will tell you about the temperature,
the wind, and generally about the weather conditions. You will _usually_ find
that all the weather in one area is the same. For instance, all of the western
ithmia would have the same weather. Unfortunately, this does mean that when
moving from one area to another, you could immediately be in a new type of
weather.

As you spend time in Achaea, you will encounter a number of possible
weather-related effects. These include, but are not limited to, the inability
to squint or glance in heavy snow, rain, or fog, finding your conversations
drowned out in high winds, being blown about while you are flying in high
winds, being blown out of the trees in high winds, losing health due to being
too cold, freezing or starting to shiver due to being too cold, and so on.

The most potentially damaging effect, cold, can be fought in a number of ways.
The foremost method is by simply using common sense and wearing warm clothes.
Just look at a piece of clothing and you should be able to tell how well it
protects you from the cold by the type of clothing it is and what it is made
of, etc. Further, gaining skill in the Frost miniskill will help protect you
from the cold.

It's important to remember that windchill is a factor in Achaea too. It may be
about 25 degrees F, but if the wind is blowing strongly, the effective
temperature as far as you are concerned is much lower.