Follow TV Tropes


Bizarre Seasons

Go To
Winter is coming. All at once.

"A year passed. Winter changed into Spring. Spring changed into Summer. Summer changed back into Winter. And Winter gave Spring and Summer a miss and went straight on into Autumn."

This is a trope where rather than have the normal Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter progression in a nice predictable order, the setting has seasons that are weird. It may have extra seasons, or seasons with strange weather, or perhaps the seasons change randomly.

Note this is for works that have this as an explicit part of the setting, it doesn't count if it's just the result of writers and producers either being bad at keeping track of what season it's supposed to be, assuming It's Always Spring unless the weather is plot-relevant, or just not giving a darn. It also doesn't count if the craziness was imposed by a deliberate magical spell or other similar effect, unless it happened so long ago that the characters don't think anything of it.

Not to be mistaken for a Bizarro Episode that lasts an entire season.



    open/close all folders 

    Anime & Manga 
  • The Grand Line of One Piece is filled with with bizarre weather between islands. From clear to snow to rain in minutes. In fact, the weather stabilizing is a sign that you're near an island. As for the islands themselves, localized weather patterns can result in islands that are a single season for much of the year, giving us "Winter Islands" or "Summer Islands". This creates a minimum range of 16 potential weather patterns as you have the extremes of winter on a Winter Island to summer on a Summer Island. And that's not even going into the second half of the Grand Line where you have things such as constant rains of lightning.
  • In Neon Genesis Evangelion, Second Impact tilted the Earth's axis such that traditional seasons no longer exist. Japan in particular is in a state of constant summer. This is reflected by the characters sarcastically saying "Yeah, and maybe it'll snow tomorrow" when referring to something that's unlikely to happen.

    Comic Books 
  • Bone: While the seasons in the valley proceed mostly as normal, winter has the habit of arriving... very suddenly. As in, the valley gets unremarkable late summer weather and foliage until the very moment winter sets in, at which point a solid blanket of snow several inches thick plummets out of the blue and covers the whole valley, instantly transitioning things to mid-January type weather. It's also implied that this is specifically a valley-only thing — the Bone cousins, who come from a city on the other side of a desert from the valley, are evidently used to more traditional autumns, as they were caught rather off-guard by their first winter in the valley.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail. During an animation:
    "Winter changed into spring. Spring changed into summer. Summer changed back into winter. And winter gave spring and summer a miss and went straight into autumn."

  • In Larry Niven's Known Space series, several of the planets have odd seasonal patterns. During winter on We Made It, the planet's northern axis points directly at its sun, causing hundred-mile-an-hour winds on the surface (the inhabitants of the planet live underground). Summer and Winter on Shast are identical in temperature, but summer is much, much wetter. And what's unusual about the seasons on the Ringworld is that there are no seasons. Period. Its pretty much always summer there.
  • The Stormlight Archive is set in a land where seasons change randomly every few weeks, with the only predictable weather being the Weeping, a period with a few weeks of constant rain that mark the end of one year and the beginning of the next.
  • Discworld has the normal 4 seasons, but a Disc year is 800 days long so the season cycle happens twice over. Because the books still treat 'a year' as being similar in length to a normal Earth one, this was retconned as saying that only wizards and learned people use the 'true' year and most people consider a single cycle of seasons (400 days, close to our 365) to be a year.
  • In A Song of Ice and Fire, what are called seasons on Westeros last a variable number of years at a time (there is no indication that this extends to any other continents, although Essos may be slightly affected), especially summer (during which you'll have patches of "normal", seasonal-like summer and winter spells) and winter (ditto). In short, "summer" and "winter" may better be described as very quickly cycling "interglacial" and "glacial" periods, rather than "seasons". Which means parts of the place can swing from being quite wonderful, thanks... to heavy drought, then to beyond damp to frozen solid and buried in many, many feet of snow, followed by waist-deep in mud, either baked solid again or frozen... again. With spells of okay in-between each phase. To only repeat the process sporadically. Due to this inconsistency, determining when the actual winter has started takes concerted effort by maesters across all of Westeros collecting meteorological data, and receives an official announcement in the form of their Citadel sending white ravens to the rookeries of every castle. The beginning of the series is the end of one of the longest summers in recent memory, which people say means winter will be even longer. Needless to say, winter is coming. Unsurprisingly, setting aside and storing food grown during the "quite wonderful, thanks" sections is a bit of a continental habit.
    • Spin-off material hints that this is in part due to magic. The first of the Tales of Dunk & Egg has Dunk's mentor claim that the seasons have gotten longer ever since the last dragon died a few decades before the story began. Whether this is true or not isn't clear.
  • In The Sorcerer's Receptionist, kingdoms in a certain region have three seasons, due to Element shenanigans a long time ago. Winter is called the Season of Distant Skies, when everything is snowy. Then there's the calm, refreshing Season of Light, which lasts about half the year. Then things get warmer and the Season of Flowers, associated with romance and new life, bursts everything into bloom in time for the cycle to start again. Contrary to what you might expect, the Season of Flowers is the most dangerous because Ice, the demon-fighter of the pantheon, is weakest then, and demons are just as inflamed by it as humans. A lot of industries have to work harder during that time.
  • The Honor Harrington series of books occasionally go into detail on the weather of various planets, since none of them have the exact same length of years or seasons as Earth does. Honor's homeworld of Sphinx has 15 months, with the seasons being four or five months long, with some noteworthy climate extremes. Many of the buildings have solid walls and very tall, steep roofs to keep the tremendous amounts of snow from piling up and crushing the buildings.
  • In Dr. Seuss' Bartholemew and the Oobleck, the king gets bored with the usual seasons and commands the Royal Wizards to make a new kind of weather. Hilarity doesn't quite ensue.
  • The Sunbane in The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. For the duration of a particular "Sun" an entire year's worth of Rain, Desert, Pestilence or Fertile is crammed into it. The next Sun is always random. People remember when Suns lasted 7 days, now they last three. What happens when it reaches one ... or less.
  • In Brian Aldiss' Helliconia series, seasons last centuries - justified since the story takes place in a binary solar system. Civilization tends to break down during the severe winters, starting again from near stone-age when spring rolls around again.
  • This is the core of the Trisolarans' troubles in The Three-Body Problem. Since their planet is caught between celestial bodies, tricks of gravity mean that periods of stability, sweltering heat, and freezing cold all come without warning.

    Live-Action Television 
  • Dead Ringers: One sketch has a BBC weather reporter doing a field report on a drought. She's in a raincoat in the middle of a monsoon's worth of rain, something that's pointed out to her. She can only explain that it's being called a "wet drought". (Eerily enough, Britain did experience something like this in 2012, as mentioned down in Real Life.)

    Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons
    • The adventure OA7 Test of the Samurai. The partial plane of Qui has four seasons: Phoenix, Turtle, Unicorn and Dragon. Each has significant effects on the weather and terrain, including changing water to lava (Phoenix), constant rain (Turtle), almost normal (Unicorn) and heavy fog (Dragon).
    • The Planescape fan expansion describes the seasons of the Outlands, which are almost nothing like the seasons of the Primes. Instead, they reflect the movement of the "planar winds" bringing weather from the Outer Planes. "Summer" is when pleasant weather comes from the Upper Planes, "Winter" when bad weather comes from the Lower ones, "Spring" is Lawful, with gradually improving weather as the wind moves from Lower to Upper, and "Autumn" is Chaotic and shifts the other way. Each season has four months, in each of which the weather reflects one particular plane.
  • Magic: The Gathering has Lorwyn and Shadowmoor. Every hundred years, Lorwyn goes through one "day". Lorwyn is the "day" time and Shadowmoor is the "night" time. Flavor-wise, most races are at their best in Lorwyn, and, except for the elves, it's a total Sugar Bowl. Shadowmoor, however, has the worst aspects of the races. The aforementioned elves are the only nice thing about Shadowmoor, and the faeries who are behind the whole thing are the only ones immune to it. And nobody remembers Lorwyn when Shadowmoor returns. Mechanically, Shadowmoor is bizarre: Removing weakening counters to do things, enemy-color associations, and untap costs.
  • RuneQuest: Glorantha has five eight-week seasons, corresponding to its five elements: a spring-like Sea Season (Water), a summer-like Fire Season, an autumn-like Earth Season, a winter-like Dark Season (Darkness), and a turbulent Storm Season (Air). There are also two weeks of Sacred Time between Storm and Sea, spent in performing death and rebirth rituals and seeking oracles of the year to come.
  • Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies: Floating islands experience six seasons over the course of a 360 day year, as each of six skies passes overhead: The Mists are warm and foggy, The Jungle Sky is even warmer and filled with floating trees, The Sky of Thunder is full of rain and lightning, the Sky of Stones marks early autumn, the eerie and colder Ghost Sky marks late autumn, and the Sky of Frost is icy and nearly impassible. (The seventh sky, the Sky of Fire, sits at the central axis of the world dome and fries anyone who tries to enter.) Ships travelling far can cross into a sky earlier or later, and ships bear the brunt of each sky's weather, notably stones, lighting, and trees.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Half of a Fenrisian year — each of which lasts about ten Earth years — is spent in bitter cold, with the oceans frozen solid and snow over all the few landmasses. The other half is spent in a blazing summer with the oceans raging and constant seismic upheaval (as the ocean swallows the existing land, new islands are formed by constant volcanic eruptions). Only Asaheim, the northern continent and home to the Space Wolves chapter, remains stable.
  • Invisible Sun: Because of the surreal nature of Actuality, seasons may pass normally in one place, pass in a different order, or even be skipped altogether. This doesn't just hold for the different Suns; because of the bizarre way things work under the Invisible Sun, it can even scale down being different seasons between different districts within the same place. In Satyrine, the magic-centered district of Fartown is permanently locked into autumn, even while the seasons pass normally in the rest of the city.


    Video Games 
  • In Borderlands, seasons in Pandora are long. As in almost a decade long apiece. When the big conglomerates colonized the planet, they made the mistake of arriving during the winter cycle. Seven years later, spring came, which meant mating season for the planet's fauna. The conglomerates have since basically given up on the planet, considering the incredible hassle the sudden infestation of skags, rakks, sylithids and other beasties has caused.
  • In The Sims 2, with the "Seasons" expansion, you have four slots which each can hold any of the four seasons. Bizarre combinations and inexplicable orders are very doable.
    • The neighborhood that comes with this expansion pack has no summer by default. Its "year" consists of spring, autumn, winter, and winter.
  • In Pokémon Black and White, and its sequels Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, the season changes every month, so it could very easily be autumn in the middle of March. Due to how the seasons are scheduled, this ironically makes summer the shortest season. (February is a summer month in Pokémon)
  • Kirby Super Star has planet Floria, where the seasons change whenever you enter a door.
  • In Final Fantasy XII, one area has a wet season and a dry season. This doesn't change until the plot demands, and it will change back when the plot allows, but after that, it's set on a cycle. Definitely not an annual one, either.
  • King of Dragon Pass and its prequel/successor Six Ages, being set in the world of Glorantha (see Tabletop Games above) have the same five seasons: Sea, Fire, Earth, Dark, and Storm, with a sixth "season" of Sacred Time marking the beginning of a new year (though Sacred Time is unplayable, since the only thing your people will do during this time is worship, make sacrifices, and take stock of their lives relative to the past year). Sea is roughly mid-to-late spring, and is when crops are planted. Fire is summer, and the heat means it's a good day to go bash your enemy's heads in or just steal their cows. Earth corresponds to autumn, when it's time to put down your weapons and pick up your sickles for the harvest. Dark is the harsh part of winter, when there are too many blizzards to do much of anything. Storm is an unpredictable season corresponding to late winter or early spring: it may be warm enough to go raiding, but then again, a freak storm could break out and ruin your day.
  • The "incident" of Touhou Tenkuushou ~ Hidden Star in Four Seasons is that the seasons have gone haywire, all four happening simultaneously in different parts of Gensokyo.
  • In Seasons After Fall, each season has a guardian resembling enormous animals associated with that season (bear for winter, eel for spring, cicada for summer and crane for fall), though the Winter Guardian implies that it used to be fewer. In the end, the Seed that guided you in the first part of the game becomes guardian for the fifth season, presumably one after fall.

    Visual Novels 
  • Amnesia: Memories takes place over the month of August, but it's repeatedly mentioned that it's unnaturally cold for the middle of Summer. Joker World reveals that this is because Lord Nhil rewound time to fulfill Ukyo's wish, but he didn't have enough power to also rewind the world itself. As such, the world's real season of autumn is currently on-going. If Ukyo's wish gets fulfilled, his powers will be restored and he'll be able to turn the world back to normal.

    Web Animation 
  • In Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse, Midge claims that in hers and Barbie's old hometown of Willows, Wisconsin, they had to endure "rain, hail, tornados, and snowstorms." In July.

  • In Off-White, the winter has lasted for over three centuries for some unexplained reason.

    Web Videos 
  • Linkara references this in the Top 15 Screw Ups of Atop the Fourth Wall:
    "In the weather today, a cold front at the upper areas of Minnesota, but then again, who should be surprised by that? It's Minnesota, we only have two seasons up here — winter and road construction. In the world of sports..."
  • Like the Unova region in Pokémon Black and White, the fanmade Kaskade Region also has month-long seasons, but instead of it being a game mechanic, that's how it actually works. This is because the region's four Legendary Pokémon are based on the four seasons, and they move around the four sectors of the region, changing the weather to their liking as they go.

    Western Animation 
  • In South Park, there are two seasons: Winter and July. Also, even the summer has snow. When traveling, snow gives way to early-summer cornfields precisely on the Colorado/Nebraska state line.
  • Rugrats: "Grandpa Moves Out" had all four seasons happen in a week, as part of a mock Time Passes Montage.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, the ponies are responsible for causing the weather, including rotating through the seasons. As such, the seasonal transitions take the form of events like the ponies setting up organized stampedes to shake the last autumn leaves out of the trees, or manually shoveling the last winter snows away while waking up hibernating animals and breaking the ice cover over lakes. The main conflict of "Winter Wrap Up" revolves around Ponyville being too disorganized to end Winter on time and get Spring started properly, and in "Tanks for the Memories" Rainbow Dash's shenanigans in the Weather Factory (with the intent of sabotaging the start of Winter) backfire and result in Winter arriving early. All at once. In the form of a gigantic snowball.
  • Private Snafu: The extreme changeability of the weather is one of the main sources of humour in "In the Aleutians - Isles of Enchantment". A Running Gag is Snafu marching along and passing from broiling sunshine to blizzards to torrential rains in a matter of steps, with him constantly changing clothes to fit the weather.

    Real Life 
  • Seasons as based in weather can be very different and very weird in some parts of the world. The most common cycle besides the European 4-seasons system is a 2-season system, with a wet season and a dry season. This applies primarily to deserts and Southeast Asian countries.
    • In Antarctica, the primary difference between "Summer" and "Winter" is how much sunlight the continent receives, and how bad the storms are. Same in the Arctic.
    • The inhabitants of Northern Australia, at least around Kakadu, where the weather is dominated by the monsoonal pattern recognised six seasons based on the intensity of the rains for the 'wet' half of the cycle and how much free water was still around in the 'dry' half.
  • Ancient Egypt's economy operated on a three-season agricultural year, based on the Nile's flood cycle: Inundation, when the river flooded the fields; Growth, when the waters receded leaving moisture enough for planting; and Harvest, when the crops needed to be gathered before the desert conditions parched them all. All three were dictated by variations in rainfall far upstream in the Nile's catchbasin; actual local weather had nothing to do with it. Not that local weather provides much of a guide in much of Egypt: although in more modern local reckoning most regions have a "summer" and a "winter," this does not mean what you think it means. In most of Upper Egypt (the southern part of the country), the difference between winter and summer is that in winter it is hot, while in the summer it is intolerably hot. In the northernmost parts of Upper Egypt through most of Lower Egypt, winter is characterized by cool evenings and warm days with occasional rain, while summer ranges from hot to almost intolerably hot. Only on the north coast of the country is there a "Mediterranean" climate, where there is an identifiable winter (which brings relatively frequent rain and wind, as well as cooler temperatures even in daytime—sweater weather, reallynote ) and summer (where temperatures range from fairly hot to actually rather hot but not as hot as anywhere else in the country).
  • Spaniards of Madrid and south claim to have "9 meses de invierno, 3 meses de infierno" (9 months of winter, 3 months of hell). Note that, again, in most of the Mediterranean region, winter is good: pleasant and mild, with occasional rain. Meanwhile, "summer" on its northernmost regions may mean to spend often up to weeks under a very persistent fog and spring-like temperatures (a bit like San Francisco, or perhaps Ireland, depending where exactly you are in northern Spain).
  • El Niño is one of many reasons agriculture never developed in Australia.
  • Parts of Texas are renowned for this. Particularly in "Spring" and "Fall," it's not unheard of to have a 30 or even 40 degree difference between one day and the next.
  • In India, the four seasons are Winter followed by Summer, followed by Monsoon followed by Post-Monsoon.
  • And looking at places other than Earth...
    • The planet Uranus actually spins on its side, so one pole actually remains in constant darkness for almost half a year. That's half a Uranian year, which is around 42 terrestrial years.
    • If a planet orbits one star in a binary system, then during part of the year the more distant star will be on the opposite side of the sky from the closer one, resulting in several extra hours of (much dimmer) daylight.
    • Not only do they have flares that can seriously ruin your day, but some low-mass stars have a bad tendency to have large starspots that may occupy a significant fraction of their surfaces. A planet orbiting one of them would have its seasons quite messed up.note 
    • Another way for a planet to have extreme seasons is to have a highly eccentric orbit. This means variation in temperature that, in extreme cases, can be truly spectacular.
  • There are plenty of jokes about the weather in one's home region (or sometimes another place that the speaker doesn't like) falling into a set of less-than-pleasant esoteric seasons. Seasons like Rain, Fucking Hot, and Road Construction. All any of this actually proves however, is that humans universally like complaining about the weather. Americans from each state, for example, are constantly competing with all the other states in a large-scale game of Misery Poker in the "My State Has The Worst Weather" department.
    • In New England, early spring is known as "Mud Season." However, the weather tends to be so erratic in New England that at times the label "seasons" seems to be a stretch. Even in winter, it can go from -10 degrees and blizzard conditions one day to 45 degress and sunny. In the summer, it's not unusual to use both your air conditioning and your heater in the same day.
      • A common tourist t-shirt in Vermont Lampshades this with their "weather report": "Hot and sunny, turning to sleet mid-morning, becoming a blizzard by noon, 6-42 inches, followed by warm, moist, tropical air that will probably bring severe thunderstorms and a floodwatch."
    • In Florida, you've got Lovebug Season, Tourist Season, Hurricane Season, and February.
    • In California, you've got Riot Season, Fire Season, Flood Season, and Pilot Season.
    • In Western Oregon (this could also apply to Western Washington and coastal British Columbia) there's Rain, Rain, Road Construction, and Rain. Oregon's Eastern side, on the other hand, is a desert that gets lots of snow in the winter.
    • Rio has two seasons - Summer and Hell.
    • In Croatia the names of months are: Chopping wood, Changeable, Cat season, Grassy, Dogwood, Lime, Sickle, Driving cars, Ruddy, Falling leafs, Cold and Begging. I kid you not.
    • In Minnesota the seasons are known as Winter, Mud, Road Construction and Still Road Construction
      • Or, sometimes, Snow Removal and Road Repair. Possibly the other way around.
    • Central Canada has Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction.
      • Arctic Canada has Night's Here, Getting Dark and Cold, Cold but no Snow, First Snowmobile Season, Too Damn Cold to Snowmobile, Second Snowmobile Season, Mud Season, and Summer. Summer is usually a Tuesday.
    • South Dakota has chilly, blizzard, flooded, and hotter than hell.
    • Texas: if you don't like the (current) weather, just wait five minutes. Or (in 2011) two months.
      • Ditto Missouri, especially if you live anywhere within driving distance of the Mississippi River.
      • Houston treats August as a separate season. It's summer on steroids. Winter often tends to get skipped as well, with fall going straight into spring - and then there are other years where it's freezing cold for three months like a "normal" winter, but should even the slightest hint of snow develop, it's a major news event and nobody will be on the roads (despite the fact that Houston Drives Like Crazy the rest of the time).
      • Ditto for Colorado.
      • Or pretty much every state except Hawaiʻi.
      • The textbooks and The Other Wiki claims Georgia has moderate weather. They're wrong. Every day is a mystery about the weather. One day you can see people walking their dogs while wearing shorts and t-shirts. The next they're completely covered, in jeans, a hoodie or heavy jacket, and glaring at everyone they pass by.
    • How do you know it's summer in Wales? The rain's warmer.
    • Summer is optional in Britain, lasts anywhere between a weekend and a month and may overlap with the other seasons: Cold, Wet and Cold And Wet which last as long and occur as many times as they please. As a testament to how screwy the seasons can be, take a look at 2012's "Wettest Drought On Record" when parts on the country were getting flooded, others where in drought conditions and some were experiencing both at the same time.note 
    • In Michigan, we have have two seasons: winter and construction season. They often overlap. Same story with Wisconsin, where construction season is also just called "road repair".
      • Southern Wisconsin specifically also has a New England-esque Mud Season at the end of winter.
      • And if you don't like the weather in Michigan, just wait awhile and it'll change.
      • Actually, in Michigan, we have twelve seasons: Winter, Fool's Spring, Second Winter, Spring of Deception, Third Winter, The Pollening, Actual Spring, Summer, Hell's Front Porch, False Fall, Second Summer, and Actual Fall.
    • Here in Arizona we have Summer and Slightly cooler Summer (Lows in the 'winter' of 50 F and highs of 120 F in Summer, normally.)
      • That's only if you're a snowbird. In reality, there's five seasons in Arizona: Fall, Winter, Spring, Dry Hell, Wet Hell.
    • Melbourne, Australia is often joked to go through all four seasons in one day. Days have been known to swing from the high 30s and low 40s (90-100 for those using Farenheit) during the day to below freezing at night. (This is an extreme example but it does happen)
      • Colorado also can have such days. Though normally it's either Bright and hot, or bright and cold.
    • Iowa has Cold (6 months), Perfect (2 weeks), Hot (5 months), and Harvest (2 weeks)
    • Southern Louisiana (New Orleans in Particular) has Summer Lite (aka Spring), Summer, Son of the Revenge of Summer: It's Really Fucking Hot Now, and February. During the last one, a flurry of snow that melts almost completely before it reaches the ground will keep 90% of drivers off of the streets. If snow actually reaches the ground and stays there for more than five minutes, it's a major news event, and the area (or City, for New Orleans) effectively shuts down completely.
  • Russia has Fucking Cold (late November to late March), Quagmire (late March to May), Road Construction (May to June), Fucking Hot (June to August), Indian Summer (September to early October), Quagmire (October to early November) and Fucking Cold again. The months given here correspond to its nicer parts, like Moscow. Most parts of Russia have much more of Fucking Cold, Quagmire and Fucking Hot and little else.
  • Northern Sweden has Winter (7 months), Brown Spring (1 month), Green Spring (a weekend), Summer (3 months) and Autumn (Brown) (2 months).
  • Israel:
    • In the northern part: 8 months of Summer, 4 months of Summer Rains.
    • In the southern part: 10 months of Summer, 2 months of Summer Rains.
      • During the Summer it's Hell. During the Summer Rains it's Hell, some cold days and a few rainy days.
    • In parts of southeastern China, the standard joke seems to be that Spring lasts about 35 minutes.
  • After Hurricane Sandy, a meme started in Ireland that the situation had been upgraded to an Irish summer. Many Irish people joke that in Ireland, you can experience all four seasons in under an hour.
  • Some parts of Australia often refer to Summer as "Bushfire Season" or simply "Fire Season". This is because bushfires are a natural part of the bush and often occur both with and without help during the summer - because during the summer, it barely rains at all, and gets very very hot. During this time, outdoor fires of any kind (such as campfires) are often banned. This does not stop many different places from all being on fire at the same time. Ads air on TV reminding everyone to have a plan in case of fires reaching their home, and signs appear in some areas, indicating the current fire risk - the levels for which are "low-moderate", "high", "very high", "severe", "extreme" and "catastrophic". There used to be a "low" rating, but they had to merge it with "moderate" to fit "catastrophic" in. However, They managed to find new space to fit yet another fire rating into the scale, Code Red. Code Red is as ominous as it sounds, as it is recommended that the affected area is evacuated immediately.
  • The northwestern part of Mexico, but especially Chihuahua, the biggest state, have a climate that can only be described as Australia's weird nephew. The capital city of Chihuahua (named Chihuahua...), despite being in the desert, experiences temperatures that have reached -18° Celsius but usually stay around -6° in winter with ocassional snowfall, then in February and March it's the cold plus hurricane-force winds that cause sandstorms, small tornados and regularly knock off anything not bolted down. Followed by April and May which can either be extreme drought or heavy rain, hail and flash floods. June is half-flood, half-heat. July and August are heat waves reaching up to 45° celsius, ( up to 50° in the northernmost parts.), then September brings less heat, but more strong winds and more rain, there's one or two weeks of fall in October and by november it just suddenly turns cold as fuck overnight and stays like that until March. So basically, the "seasons" are Fucking Cold, WHOOSH WHOOSH, Floodtime, Fucking Melting, Satan's Butthole, Kinda-nice Week and Fuck it's Cold Again!!