The weather display shows the environmental conditions around your animal. These conditions will change with
time, season, and the location of your animal. If it is winter time and your animal is standing outside in the
wind and weather, you will expect to see colder temperatures and possibly high winds. Then if your animal moves
into the shelter of a cave, and assuming you aren't eaten by a bear or something, you will then experience perfect
temperatures, and no winds. Below shows a description of the weather display.
Weather is very important for your survival. Reptiles must constantly seek areas which have temperatures that can
warm them up, or cool them off, as needed. Reptiles rely on their environment to gain proper heating and cooling.
Unlike mammals, reptiles can't generate heating or cooling internally. This may sound like a disadvantage for the
reptiles, but because of this method of heating and cooling themselves, their metabolism is very efficient. Reptiles
don't have to eat and drink nearly as often as mammals.
As a mammal, if you get really cold, you will begin to burn up energy at a fast rate in order to stay warm.
If you get really hot, you will begin using up water at an excessive rate in order to stay cool. If you run out
of water, your animal will begin to take health damage. You can do without food for a period of time, but you can't
go long without water.
Notice the temperature of any location, and notice how much wind blocking there is at that location. If a location
has wind blocking it simply means the location is sheltered from the wind. You can see the wind blocking at a location
by doing an examine on the terrain.
Blowing wind will cool you down.
Getting wet will cool you down.
From this you can see that if your animal is exposed to the coldests tempertures and the winds are blowing,
and your animal is wet, then your animal is going to get really cold, very fast.
On the other end of the spectrum, if it is a hottest sunny summer day, with no wind, and your animal is dry,
you are going to heat up rather quickly, especially if your animal is performing demanding physical tasks (burning
lots of energy), like hunting.
Try seeking shelter during times of extreme weather temperatures.