Rustic Weathers and Lighting - medieval based visuals with intense storms and interior rain sounds by Arindel
Skyrim Special Edition » Visuals and Graphics
Added: 20/02/2017 - 03:02AM
Updated: 12/06/2017 - 07:53AM

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Last updated at 7:53, 12 Jun 2017 Uploaded at 3:02, 20 Feb 2017

Rustic Weathers and Lighting
by Arindel

A graphical mod meant to bring a level of immersion to you, the player, by altering the weathers, lighting, colors and more, in order to achieve a rustic, medieval vibe with more natural colors.

Also, a great lot of adjustments has been done to achieve a good balance of contrast, brightness and saturation to have an easy time playing for prolonged periods.

Additionally, there's an optional plugin named Rustic Weathers - Extras which adds 4 new weathers, increases the amount of weathers that can occur in each region and volatility has also been increased by 50% which means weathers changes more often. Be sure to read compatibility section regarding this plugin.


  • changes weathers, fog, godrays and imagespaces to achieve a rustic, medieval look
  • blizzards and rain storms are now heavier as they should be
  • louder wind, rain and thunder sounds
  • more thunder sounds can be heard during rain storms
  • rain sounds can now be heard in interiors along with thunders
  • the brown weather from Raven Rock is replaced with a cloudy weather
  • sun has subtle lens flares

Make sure your monitor or TV is properly calibrated. Not having a properly calibrated display means you're not getting the intended image.

If at some point you find that the contrast is too low for your tastes, consider lowering Brightness slider in Skyrim's Settings -> Display to something between 25% and 50% depending on how much contrast you want.

Recommended mods which are fully compatible:


  • Not compatible with other weather mods. Exceptions are weather mods that only add new weathers.
  • Not compatible with mods that makes the nights darker unless the mod was specifically done for Rustic Weathers And Lighting.
For Rustic Weathers - Extras which is an optional plugin:
Due to adding and changing weathers availability, this means it's not compatible, unless patched, with the following mods:
  • True Storms
  • Sounds of Skyrim - The Wilds (patch available in Optional Files)