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Climate of Morrowind

  • September 24, 2015

    Something I've always wondered: would Morrowind be hot or cold?

    Having so much volcanic activity would make it seem to be hot. However: it is a northern province, and so much ash in the atmosphere would block a lot of sunlight, making it colder. Then again this same ash could also reflect back the heat from the volcanic activity, possibly making it warmer.

    I'm not a meteorologist, so I can't give any definitive answers.

    What do you guys think?

  • Member
    September 24, 2015
    I personally think that it would most likely be hot due to the fact that I think the ash cloud would reflect the heat back down the the surface
  • Member
    September 24, 2015
    Because, if you have ever been in a car, while it doesn't allow heat in, any heat trapped inside will stay there unless acted upon by something such as a window being rolled down
  • September 24, 2015

    I think most of Morrowind is very hot judging by the way people dress and the subtropical fauna in the south. Also I would say the ashlands are pretty much a desert.

  • Member
    September 26, 2015

    I think it would differ by the area you are in. Warmer to the south and closer to Red Mountain but as you go north it would become colder. The west area would be similar to Skyrim and Cyrodil in plant life and temp. While the beaches to the East would be tropical. It is one of the largest provinces. If i'd have to guess i'd say in general it would average 20 degrees celcius across the whole province.

  • September 26, 2015

    That makes sense, although an average temperature of 20 does seem a bit low to me. What would you say the range is? 0-40 maybe?

  • Member
    September 26, 2015
    Yeah, now i think about it 20 seems more like summer is Skyrim. I was thinking it would have temp like Australia.
  • Tom
    Member
    September 27, 2015

    Morrowind is a pretty damn big province. Only part of its territory is at the same latitudes as Skyrim.

    And volcanic activity causing a local greenhouse effect s bullshit. Ash and dust released into the air will cool the atmosphere. Major real world eruptions have been powerful enough to cause miniature ice ages.

    I don't have pictures I can references for what areas in Morrowind look like what, but by all means Hammerfall is supposed to be a hot desert and it borders Skyrim. Scientific accuracy isn't a concern when it comes to Tamriel.

  • September 27, 2015

    True. Northern and southern Morrowind are probably very different.

    This is also true, although I thought that the situation in Morrowind might be different due to having both ashen skies and consistent volcanic activity, as opposed to real life where ashen skies are usually caused by one big eruption that doesn't produce heat over such a long time period.

    And lastly: yeah, Hammerfell being a desert makes no sense.

  • September 27, 2015

    Hammerfell is a desert beacuse it was cursed, same reason with Elsweyr