Skyrim Special Edition

File information

Last updated

Original upload

Created by


Uploaded by


Virus scan

Safe to use

Tags for this mod

About this mod

This mod adds ripples on water systems in Whiterun and Markarth and also to other places around Skyrim, while raining. It is made on base script from Realistic Water Two.

Permissions and credits
Rain ripples on water in cities


This is my first upload so hope that everything goes smooth. What that this mod do: it adds activator on every plain water or water stream without large amount of foam in Whiterun, Markarth, Dragon Bridge and more. It gives, in my opinion, some depth to rainy weather. Ripples layer is active only, well: only while raining. The base script and concept are from other famous and best water mod: Realistic Water Two and is very simple. In this mod I also try to fix some misplaced meshes (around those water systems which i tweaked).

Comparison & Showcase




Just use your favourite mod manager or unzip and drop in your data folder. Also you need to overwrite 2 files: script: WTRIsItRaining.pex and source: WTRIsItRaining.psc. If conflict won't show up then you need to intall Realistic Water Two again and after this mod.


I was trying to match the size of ripples on every mesh as best as I could but if you think that ripples are too big/small on certain surface then you can do this by yourself. Quick guide: need to download Nifskope and change 2 parameters (small numbers generate bigger ripples) here


Should be compatible with every mod that doesn't change water systems in Whiterun and Markarth. Only tested with Trees in Cities.

Known issues

Those new ripples layers cover all surface of pool or stream, so there is no occlusion. That means ripples will show even under bridges and footbridges. Maybe in the future i will try to do something with this but cannot guarantee.

Recommended mods

For best possible immersion at the rainy days i recommend to install these mods as well:

Wonders of Weather
Wonders of weather is well known from causing lot of CTD's while rain splashes are enabled so you need to intall those 2 mods which fix, at least on my load order, 99% of possible crashes.
WoW Dragon Mounds CTD Fix

Wet and Cold
Refined Water Droplet Replacer for Wet and Cold or R.A.S.S
CG4 Lens Rain - SE Port
Wonders Of Weather - Less opaque rain splashes for ENB - only use with ENB (recommend to choose 85% or 90%)

Authors of Realistic Water Two
Bethesda for the Creation Kit & The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
xEdit team for SSEEdit

p.s. Sorry for my english but it is not my native language ;)