Weather Games and Simulations

Educational and Fun Games for Weather Fans

If weather is your hobby or passion, you will find this list of weather games a fun alternative to just browsing for weather articles. The games are appropriate for most any age level.

This is a wonderful program for the younger student. The activity is brought to you by Explore Learning. While I absolutely love the gizmos available on this site, the service is by subscription. The purpose of the Explore Learning site is to offer modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students. There is a free trial available to try the program. More »

Not just one, but 10 complete and interactive weather word search puzzles are available from the Southeast Regional Climate Center. Topics include, tornadoes, weather instruments, climate, air pollution, UV radiation, and more. Easy and fun to complete. More »

Kids will get a kick out of this Flash program where you decide the weather for a day. Variables that can be manipulated include the relative humidity and the temperatures at the equator and poles. The site links into a Weather Watch page which increases student knowledge in the atmospheric sciences by giving lessons on cloud observations, weather forecasting, and the use of weather instruments. More »
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Create a Hurricane

Several hurricane activities are listed here which demonstrate the power of hurricane force winds. In one game, you can create your own hurricane by choosing ocean temperatures and wind speeds. In another game, you can see the winds needed to destroy a home. Finally, you can use the Tropical Cyclone Tracker to see the path of a hurricane.

I love this activity. This weather game puts you in the driver's seat of a storm chase vehicle. As you answer a series of questions about tornadoes, you drive closer and closer to a tornado that has been spotted on the ground. Every correct question brings you 10 miles closer to the tornado! More »
This weather game makes you the forecaster. As you listen to Stan the Weatherman, you have to match the weather map with the forecast he gives. With rules and hints to help along the way, you have to be quick and get six forecasts correct to win. Just read the forecast and drag the correct items over to the weather map. More »
Do you know what names are retired for hurricanes? Each of the images in this weather challenge asks you to match the satellite image of a famous and very damaging hurricane to the names. While it can be difficult, there are hints that can be seen in the background when you look at the locations on the US map. More »

One to four players can compete in this fun weather game. The object of the game is to be the first to pilot your Weather Airship from San Francisco, California all the way around the world and back across the USA to Miami, Florida. The game is very simple to play but also technologically advanced. While many games are simple weather crosswords, this game has a full game board, spinner, and great weather and geography questions to challenge most any age level. One of the best weather games out there! More »

Learn the types of clouds from lenticular and mammatus to cumulus and stratus with this fun weather matching game. The images are spectacular and very accurate. Also included in the activities link are various weather lessons including how to make a tornado in a jar, how to determine the distance to a thunderstorm, and how to make lightning. An excellent site for teachers and students. More »

Fun Brain brings you this interactive quiz with a weather dog! The questions are crssword based and come in three difficulty levels for several age groups. You fill in the missing words to solve the puzzle. More »
Not the most educational weather puzzle, but a fun slider that you can complete online. Most of the images are of hurricanes. Some are real images while others show radar and satellite images. More »

Using weather map symbols as the cards for an interactive game of concentration can help students to understand the meaning of different weather symbols used on forecasting maps. While it can be played purely as a game, there is also a link to show the meaning of each symbol. More »

See if you can do a weather forecast for 3 cities over 3 days with this fun interactive weather game. There are multiple levels of difficulty to make the game more challenging. This is one weather game you don't want to miss if you are trying to learn how weather maps work and how the weather forecast is produced across the US. More »
While looking at an animated weather map, you must test your knowledge of fronts, air masses, and temperatures. Each of the weather maps is covered with the weather symbols indicating a forecast for the United States. Questions at the bottom of the map ask you to click on the areas where there are the highest temperatures, most chance of rain, wind speeds, and more. More »