A person who often says - This is too sunny or this is too cold.

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    Anyone who lives in New England. – Robusto May 5 '14 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 '14 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 '14 at 15:53
  • Sidebar: I once knew someone who grew morbidly depressed in the summer/winter and was diagnosed with "Seasonal Affective Disorder." – Apple Freejeans May 5 '14 at 16:28
  • @Robusto I disagree, Boston is lovely today! – MikeTheLiar May 5 '14 at 20:22

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?!

There is a derogatory term called "weather whiner" also.

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...

  • "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." – David Conrad May 5 '14 at 19:03
  • psychology-today hiring serious comedians it seems. That was hilarious. – Keni May 5 '14 at 20:15
  • ...and an engineer sees the glass as twice as large as it needs to be! – Phil Perry Jul 15 '14 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 '14 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 '14 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. – David Conrad May 5 '14 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 '14 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 '14 at 18:41
  • It happens. Just reminding. I edited my answer to add "weather whiner". – ermanen May 5 '14 at 18:49
  • @ermanen As you said, it happens. I was working on my answer when your first post was edited. – Elian May 5 '14 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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