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Clear Skies
TESV Shout Push
Skyrim itself yields before your Thu'um, as you clear away fog and inclement weather.
Basic Info
Recharge 5, 10, 15
Locations High Hrothgar, after Alduin's Wall
ID 0003CD31
Main article: Dragon Shouts

Clear Skies is a Dragon shout in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is obtained from the Greybeards after having finished the quest Alduin's Wall. Shouting it manipulates the weather.


Using this Shout removes all weather effects (rain, snow etc.), and is needed to remove the wind barrier between High Hrothgar and the path to the Throat of the World. Oddly, Clear Skies does not appear to work in the close vicinity of Winterhold, unless it's used inside the College's walls. It does work in many other exterior areas of Skyrim.

Using more than just one word causes the weather to remain clear for longer, at a greater recharge time. The stats for the amount of effect time are:

  • Lok - Clears up the weather for 25 seconds.
  • Vah - Clears up the weather for 40 seconds.
  • Koor - Clears up the weather for 60 seconds.


  • It's possible to just learn one word and carry on to the Throat of the World. If one was missed, go back outside High Hrothgar and read the words on the floor by the fire pit.
  • It appears to be able to prematurely end Alduin's shout, which he uses to bring fireballs crashing down from the sky, by clearing the sky of the swirling vortex.
  • All three levels of Clear Skies can be used to stagger enemies in a fashion similar to the first/second level of the shout Unrelenting Force, or the first word alone may be used as a quick stagger comparable to the stagger inflicted by a power attack but on multiple opponents. This may be a glitch or bug in terms of gameplay. In terms of lore representation, the Thu'um dispels weather effects by dispersing clouds with propelled air; therefore, Clear Skies is a "weaker" form of Unrelenting Force. The latter shout, however, does not remove weather effects. Clear Skies cannot be used indoors, hence this shout cannot substitute completely for Unrelenting Force.
    • Clear Skies also can be used to farm fish and insects with its stagger effect.
  • Using this in a city with overcast weather will change the weather to sunny.
  • Clear Skies does not appear to work in ash-covered areas of Solstheim e.g. Raven Rock.
  • Depending on the race used, the shout will sound like "Lok Voh Tor" rather than "Lok Vah Koor" when used.
  • If shouted at the sky during the night, it will cause aurora (also known as Northern Lights) to appear.
  • Dawnguard: Using this shout to clear weather during the day will allow you to use Auriel's Bow's sun-related abilities when it would have otherwise been extremely difficult due to heavy cloud cover.


This section contains bugs related to Clear Skies. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , or  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  •  PC  It can take multiple uses for this Shout to be able to clear Winterhold. It appears to work best when used while inside the grounds of the College of Winterhold, possibly due to it being on a higher elevation.
  •  PC   It is possible that even after the player uses the Clear Skies shout, the path to Paarthurnax still does not open.
    •  PC   Solution: open the console and type tcl to turn off collision, and then go through the obstacles.
  •  360   It is possible that if the player fast travels away without reading any of the words, it is impossible to read them in the future.
  •  PS3   It is possible that after learning the first word, the other two cannot be learned. The second word will vanish when it is approached, but will not be learned, while the third one will not vanish. If the courtyard is left and then reentered, the second word will appear again, but when approached, it will vanish, without being learned.
  • When using the shout, after the visual aspects of the previous weather were removed, its sounds, such as rain, may still be heard.
  •  PS3   Once all three words are learnt, they will not automatically be unlocked and usable.
    • This can be worked around if three dragon souls are used to unlock the words


Start a Discussion Discussions about Clear Skies

  • How to clear skies?

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    • You don't shout Clear Skies at the gate, you shout it at the thick fog in the area that the Greybeards taught you the Clear Skies shout. ...
    • Clear Sky is required on your way to see Paarthurnax. The thick fog will hurt you and you should use Clear Sky to clear it.  Do you know the ...

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