Thunderstorm Simulator

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About this app

Summon a thunderstorm on your smart device. Relax and fall fast asleep to the sounds of rain and thunder. The screen or camera flashes when lightning strikes.*

*Defaults to screen for lightning light effects if camera flash is not available.


• Strong Thunderstorm — Heavy rain with frequent lightning and thunder nearby
• Normal Thunderstorm — Steady rain with a full range of lightning and thunder
• Weak Thunderstorm — Light rain with occasional lightning and thunder far off
• Passing Thunderstorms — Rain and lightning intensity changes as the storms pass


• Toggle rain sound effects
• Change rain audio (default, heavy rain, steady rain, light rain, rain on tin roof)
• Set rain volume
• Toggle thunder sound effects
• Set thunder volume
• Toggle delay thunder
• Toggle lightning light effects
• Change lightning output (camera flash, screen)
• Change delay lightning
• Change lightning transition effects
• Change lightning/thunder occurrence (default, occasional, normal, frequent)
• Change the color and max brightness of the lightning light effects (screen only)
• Change starting storm for Passing Thunderstorms (weak, normal, strong)
• Change cycle time for Passing Thunderstorms (15 min, 30 min, 60 min)
• Toggle background sounds (birds, cicadas, crickets, frogs)
• Set background volume
• Auto-start, Auto-stop, and Auto-restart thunderstorm (auto-restart activates auto-start and auto-stop)


• Sleep Timer with audio fade out
• Bluetooth and Casting supported via Google Home app. Delay Lightning setting lets you choose how much time to delay the lightning to compensate for the wireless audio delay.
• Turn Screen Black adds a black overlay and sets your mobile device to the minimum brightness. Screen Brightness Delay setting compensates for the minimum to maximum brightness delay on some mobile devices. Set to .25-1 second if the screen lightning light effects do not reach peak brightness when lightning is the closest, i.e., thunder is the loudest.
• Keep Awake setting prevents your mobile device from going to sleep so you can continue seeing the lightning light effects
• Hide Status Bar setting maximizes the mobile screen real estate for the screen lightning light effects

Please contact me at if you experience any issues. I'd love to hear your thoughts and appreciate you taking the time to rate and review the app. I want to continue to improve Thunderstorm Simulator and create a great experience for you and future users. Thank you! —Scott

Ad-supported version:
Updated on
Sep 1, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

17 reviews
February 5, 2021
Thunderstorms have always helped me sleep and this app has awesome ones. Plus, you can adjust so many things like the type of rain, frequency of thunder, etc. I definitely recommend.
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Scott Dodson
February 5, 2021
Thank you!
Wu NotWong
April 19, 2022
Best thunderstorm audio app I have found, the paid version is well worth it. Best listened to with closed cup earphones IMO. Happy me.
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June 9, 2022
Great effects
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What's new

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- added more timing options
- fixed compatibility issue