A person who often says: "It is too sunny" or "It is too cold". What would you call such a person who is very fussy about weather?

Sample sentence:

He is a ___. He is always complaining about the weather.

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    Anyone who lives in New England.
    – Robusto
    May 5, 2014 at 15:33
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    I was going to say "a Brit," but as a New England native, @Robusto's comment is far more apt.
    – Emily
    May 5, 2014 at 15:45
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    Me, I call them “a person who is very fussy about weather”; why would there be a special word for this outside of a Scrabble game or a crossword puzzle?
    – tchrist
    May 5, 2014 at 15:53
  • Sidebar: I once knew someone who grew morbidly depressed in the summer/winter and was diagnosed with "Seasonal Affective Disorder." May 5, 2014 at 16:28
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    @APrejean: I think if someone is "depressed in the Summer/Winter" they are just "depressed" ;)
    – MrWhite
    May 5, 2014 at 20:48

6 Answers 6


There is the slang/pejorative term weather whiner. Here is a definition and an example from Urbandictionary:

People who will whine about the weather.

Weather Whiners are Unvigorous and negative when they whine about the weather. too hot too cold its raining its snowing its sunny don't matter what they aint happy...

Here, the term weather whiner was used for New Yorkers (where the author includes himself) in an article from The New York Times:

But today, as we face a water shortage and, since March 26, a drought emergency, it is clear that we are not cut from the same hearty stock as our forebears. We are weather whiners. Maybe we've been spoiled by a string of relatively mild winters. Or maybe we're just never satisfied.

On a more serious note, this is a characteristic of a chronic complainer. They usually complain about everything including the weather.

An example from psychologytoday:

Optimists see: A glass half full.

Pessimists see: A glass half empty.

Chronic complainers see: A glass that is slightly chipped holding water that isn't cold enough, probably because it's tap water when I asked for bottled water and wait, there's a smudge on the rim, too, which means the glass wasn't cleaned properly and now I'll probably end up with some kind of virus. Why do these things always happen to me?!

  • "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." May 5, 2014 at 19:03
  • psychology-today hiring serious comedians it seems. That was hilarious.
    – Keneni
    May 5, 2014 at 20:15
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    ...and an engineer sees the glass as twice as large as it needs to be!
    – Phil Perry
    Jul 15, 2014 at 14:38

Consider “fusspot”.

It's not specific to fussiness about weather, but is a noun that describes a fussy person. You could make it specific with something like:

John never likes to go on picnics. He's such a fusspot about the weather.


To the definitions already mentioned, I'd like to add a less common one, meteoropathic.

Some of us may feel tired when weather changes but still can’t sleep, we get nervous when winds become strong, or we may feel the blues when it rains. If you happened to feel that way than you are suffering from meteoropathy and you are as the like to call it, a meteoropathic person. According to the recent research the number of people who feel the effects of weather changes is growing. And with them the interest for meteoropathy.


  • That was useful.
    – Niz
    May 5, 2014 at 18:28
  • This word is used for the people who are affected by the weather or weather changes. It is not that they complain about it but their mood may change.
    – ermanen
    May 5, 2014 at 18:49
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    Is it 'meteorophatic' or 'meteoropathic'? Your use of 'meteoropathy' militates for the latter, but you use both spellings in your answer. May 5, 2014 at 19:02

How about a weather snob?

I've heard people described as "____ snob" when they are particularly picky about something. The specific example I'm thinking of is "beer snob" - someone who only drinks "quality" beers


Consider "chronic complainer."

  • I gave this as an answer already before you.
    – ermanen
    May 5, 2014 at 16:32
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    @ermanen That is most likely due to a time lag of some sort. I saw your post being edited after mine. But, when I checked back on the question, your answer indeed appeared a couple minutes before mine.
    – Elian
    May 5, 2014 at 18:41
  • It happens. Just reminding. I edited my answer to add "weather whiner".
    – ermanen
    May 5, 2014 at 18:49
  • @ermanen As you said, it happens. I was working on my answer when your first post was edited.
    – Elian
    May 5, 2014 at 18:57

In the most intense form, weather-bound.

delayed or shut in by bad weather

I would probably sarcastically call them cold-blooded.

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