How To Smoke Outside In Bad Weather Conditions

Bad weather conditions can make outdoor activities very difficult. These conditions could be windy, rainy,, snowy, and others. Especially in those areas of the world that often see bad weather conditions regularly, sometimes even natural disasters. Whatever the case may be, these weather conditions can make smoking outside a not-so-easy task.

You could just walk indoors and spark up in there. That is the easiest, simplest answer to this whole post. But let’s say that you cannot smoke indoors. There are many cases of this (I have been through a few). Let’s say you have nowhere that you can go to smoke some marijuana except for the outdoors. And let’s also say that there happens to be bad weather conditions going on. What do you do now? You can’t just back down from the sesh, you’ve got to find a way to smoke! This post right here will give you some ideas on ways to smoke outside no matter what the weather is like.

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Know The Weather Movement

Your first step in smoking outside in bad weather conditions is to know how the weather is moving. If it is windy, find out which way the wind is going. If it is rainy, then rain typically only comes from one direction. However, if it is windy and rainy, then rain can hit you from the side, which is not good if you are attempting to smoke.

In the case of a windy day, try finding a corner, pillar, tree, or some sort of large fixed object that can block the wind. This way, you can spark up and not have to worry about the wind blowing out your lighter or weed. In the rain, simply get under a roof. Some dense trees might work. Also, some public parks have benches placed under a roof, which can be ideal for smoking. Now, in the case of wind and rain, both of those ideas may not work. You may need to move on to the next idea below to solve that.


You could always hotbox! Hotboxing makes smoking 100% weatherproof (unless you are in a natural disaster). As long as your vehicle has all windows rolled up and doors closed, then you’re good to go! You can smoke whatever you want whenever you want in a hotbox, and that’s the beauty of it. Oh, and it will use your marijuana more efficiently, causing you to get a stronger high compared to smoking outside.

There’s something about hotboxing in the rain that seems to enhance the feeling. The outside is cold and rainy, while the inside is warm and full of smoke. Sitting there listening to the rain is also very calming. Mix that with an Indica strain and you’ll have yourself a good time.

Of course, not everyone can hotbox. If you are someone who can only smoke outside, then you may be someone who also cannot smoke in a vehicle. There are plenty of reasons for that, as hotboxing does have its downsides. You can learn more about those by clicking the link above. Anyways, if you cannot smoke indoors or in a vehicle, then this next one is sure to help, as long as you are not alone.

Form A Dome

No matter what the weather conditions may be (besides natural disasters), forming a dome can always help. You will need at least one other person for this, though. If you are the person helping, then all you need to do is cover the part of the marijuana being lit with your hands, forming a dome with them. It should look something like this:

Pipe Full of Weed Being Used
Lighting a pipe full of weed.

Forming a dome for a friend can help in the case of wind, rain, or even both! As long as you know where to block, then you can smoke just about anywhere!

When it comes to forming a dome, the way that you smoke will depict how you should form. If you are smoking bowls, then you only need to block the wind/rain when the bowl is being sparked. Also, block marijuana from the rain at all costs. Wet weed is not easy to spark, and could ruin the whole sesh. No matter how you smoke, always block the marijuana from rain.

If you decide to smoke a joint or a blunt outside, then you will need to form a dome while it is being sparked. The good thing about this is that compared to bowls, you only need to use one hand. So, you could spark the joint/blunt with one hand while the other hand forms a dome (thus not needing anyone else). If it is very windy outside, try to cover the joint/blunt from the wind the whole time. Wind can either cause your marijuana to burn faster or could have a reverse effect and cause the joint/blunt to burn out and stop hitting. You could simply use your hands to always block the wind/rain, or refer to the first idea made above and use a fixed object.

Try A Windproof Lighter

In the case of a windy day, you could always try a windproof lighter! I own one of these and they are great. No more struggling with a lighter to try and make it stay lit. Windproof lighters don’t care about a windy day and can make sparking up marijuana a breeze.

Windproof Lighter With Purple Flame

Check out some windproof lighters by clicking here.

Use A Wax Pen

If all else fails, just use a wax pen. Wax pens are great because they are windproof, rainproof, snowproof, and just about anything-proof. You could even use one during a natural disaster (but it’s not recommended). Wax pens are very easy to use outside and on the go. They are very small, making them easy to carry around. And the best part is, you don’t even need to light them! That’s right, no lighter is needed. Wax pens are as simple to use as pushing a button. That’s all you do!

Wax pens win the title of the easiest way to smoke in bad weather conditions. Take advantage of that, especially if you live in an area that is constantly affected by bad weather. Wax pens may be your new go-to.

Reefer Post did a review on Brass Knuckles wax pens, click here to check it out.

FAQ: How To Smoke Outside In Bad Weather Conditions

How can I protect my cigarette from wind and rain?

Answer: To protect your cigarette from wind and rain, you can use a windproof lighter or a shelter such as an open umbrella or a roof overhang.

Is it safe to smoke in wet or cold conditions?

Answer: No, it is not safe to smoke in wet or cold conditions as the smoke may be more intense and irritating for your lungs.

Can I smoke inside during bad weather?

Answer: No, it is not recommended to smoke inside during bad weather as it can be dangerous for your health and the health of others.

Is smoking in the rain bad for my health?

Answer: Yes, smoking in the rain can be bad for your health because the smoke is more intense and can be more irritating to your lungs.

Final Note

Now that you have some ideas on ways to smoke outside in bad weather conditions, you can try some for yourself. Thanks for reading! Did I leave out any good ideas? If so, drop a comment about it below.

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Evan Weston

Evan Weston is a contributor to Reefer Posts, a growing community for exploring the developing market of Cannabis and CBD-related products. He spends a lot of time researching the development of health-related products that utilize Cannabis and CBD oils. He also keeps tabs on the developing legal environment regarding medical, recreational cannabis use, and production.

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