Weather Radio

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Weather Radio
  • Weather Radio item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
TooltipDisplays the weather
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell1 GC
Research1 required
  • Internal Item ID: 3037 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Toggle icons for the
Weather Radio
Desktop version
Weather Radio toggle.png
Mobile version
Weather Radio toggle (mobile).png

The Weather Radio is an informational accessory that displays the current weather and wind speed on the Surface, even if the player is in the Underground, Cavern, or Underworld layers. The Weather Radio can be recieved from the Angler NPC as a 1/34 (2.94%)[1] chance reward for completing a Fishing quest for the Angler NPC, depending on the number of completed quests and other factors (for details, see Angler).

The Angler will not give the player a Weather Radio as a reward if they already have one in their inventory or in any of their portable storage items or loadouts. However, if the player has all of the Angler's fishing and informational accessories[2] (or their upgrades like the Angler Tackle Bag and Fish Finder) in their inventories, this rule will be ignored.[1]

The Weather Radio is one of the three parts necessary to make the Fish Finder, with the others being the Sextant and the Fisherman's Pocket Guide, and as such is a required ingredient in crafting the Shellphone.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Weather RadioWeather Radio(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • SextantSextant(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
ShimmerShimmer Transmutation(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Fisherman's Pocket GuideFisherman's Pocket Guide(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)ShimmerShimmer Transmutation(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Fish FinderFish Finder(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop


  • Unlike most accessories, informational accessories such as the Weather Radio do not need to be equipped in an accessory slot. The Weather Radio may be carried in the player's inventory without loss of functionality, unless equipped to a social slot. Additionally, the info it provides will be shared with players of the same team in multiplayer that are within 50 tiles. Keep in mind modifiers will no longer apply to the player when not equipped.
  • If a Sandstorm is occurring within the world, the Weather Radio's information will alternate between displaying the current weather and wind speed and a "Sandstorm" alert message.
  • The Fisherman's Pocket Guide, Weather Radio, and Sextant are interchangeable with Shimmer.
  • If an event is happening, the Weather Radio will still display the weather.
  • The Weather Radio will not display the Slime Rain event.


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • When a Sandstorm is active, the Weather Radio info accessory will display it, alternating between it and the standard weather display.
    • Now used to craft the Fisherman's Pocket Guide via shimmer.
    • The Angler no longer checks fishing and informational accessories separately to duplicate items.
  • Desktop
    • Angler quest reward chance increased.
    • The Angler will no longer give you duplicate informational accessories, unless you already have all of them.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method GetAnglerReward() in Terraria.Player.cs. Note that the actual base drop rate is actually slightly less than 1/34 (2.94%), because numerous other rewards are rolled before this item is. The real drop rate will also be affected by other factors, as discussed in-depth at Angler.
  2. High Test Fishing Line, Angler Earring, Tackle Box, Fisherman's Pocket Guide, Weather Radio, Sextant, and Fishing Bobber.