Top 5 Most Adventurous Weather Activities and Sports

Most Adventurous Weather Activities | RainViewer Blog

When it comes to weather, most people associate it with staying indoors or planning outdoor activities accordingly. However, for adventure enthusiasts, weather becomes an opportunity to engage in activities that embrace the elements. From riding the wind to conquering the waves, there’s a wide array of exciting weather-based activities and sports to explore. In this article, we will unveil the top 5 most adventurous weather activities, specifically:

KiteboardingHarnessing the wind and waves for board riding
Tornado ToursObserving tornadoes from a safe distance with experienced guides
Storm ChasingTracking severe weather conditions and witnessing storms
SnowboardingRiding through snowy slopes on a board
Whitewater RaftingPaddling through challenging rapids on swollen rivers


Kiteboarding is a fun sport where you use a kite and a board to ride on the water. It combines the power of wind and waves to create thrilling experiences. Harnessing the wind with a large kite, riders glide across the water, performing jumps and tricks. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced boarder, kiteboarding offers a thrilling mix of adrenaline and freedom.

Kiteboarding (kitesurfing) as one of weather-dependent sports activities Image source: Chrumps, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Tornado Tours

Tornado tours belong to extreme weather pursuits that offer an unparalleled experience. Accompanied by experienced guides, chase tornadoes and witness the incredible power and majesty of these natural phenomena from a safe distance. It’s a unique opportunity to study tornadoes up close and capture breathtaking photos and videos.

Experienced tornado chasers can track tornadoes on the radar map with RainViewer by using the Single Radar mode. Starting from RainViewer 3, it is available in map layers. For more information, see the article How to Spot a Tornado on Radar.

Tornado tours as one of the extreme weather pursuits Image source: Tempest Tours

Storm Chasing

For those who find thunderstorms fascinating, storm chasing provides an adrenaline-filled adventure. Accompanied by professional storm chasers, you’ll track severe weather conditions in real life and witness incredible lightning displays. It’s an opportunity to learn about meteorology and witness the beauty and intensity of storms.

As with tornadoes, professional storm chasers can use RainViewer’s radar map and single radar mode to track the storm movement. Additionally, precipitation direction arrows will show you the exact movement direction, helping you pursue the storm in real time and enjoy its intimidating beauty.

Weather radar map and precipitation direction arrows in the RainViewer app


Snowboarding is a popular winter activity that offers thrills and excitement for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy carving through fresh powder or conquering steep slopes, snow sports offer adventure, skill-building, and a profound connection with nature’s winter wonderland. And RainViewer’s notifications and precipitation charts will inform you if there’s enough natural snow at your favorite snowboarding location.

Snowboarding as one of weather-based activities Image source: Ripley119, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Whitewater Rafting

Rainstorms enhance the thrill of whitewater rafting. When the weather is mild, the waters are too tame for many rafters who seek some adventure. The rain makes the river swell and creates bigger rapids that match what extreme sports enthusiasts want.

Climb aboard an inflatable raft, navigate through rushing waters, and experience paddling through challenging rapids. These thrilling water sports combine teamwork, skill, and the power of nature, making it an adventure like no other.

If you organize such tours, the RainViewer weather app will help you prepare with its severe weather alerts. Just activate them for your rafting location to get push notifications from local meteo agencies about all types of severe weather, including floods. But don’t forget to stay safe and avoid rafting during heavy rain.

Severe weather alerts in the RainViewer app


From the rush of kiteboarding to the extreme of tornado tours, these top 5 weather-based activities and adventurous sports will satisfy the appetite for adventure. They allow enthusiasts to embrace the elements and experience the thrill of conquering nature’s forces. Remember to prioritize safety, choose certified professionals when necessary, and be aware of weather conditions before engaging in these outdoor adventures. Meanwhile, weather by RainViewer will help you with that by offering the following features:

  • Detailed weather forecast
  • Radar map
  • Single radar mode
  • Severe weather alerts

Good luck in harnessing nature’s forces!

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