Ash-Shaykh Bin Baz رحمه الله was asked the following question,

‎.. الأرصاد يا شيخ جزاك الله خيرًا ؟
‎الشيخ: نعم.
‎الطالب: بكرة يجيء هبوب شمالًا ويجيء مطر غربًا …؟


“Oh Shaykh, may Allah reward you, what is the ruling on meteorology? For example, they say tomorrow there will be wind in the north region and rain in the west region…?”

‎الأرصاد لها دلائل، إذا قالوا فيها: إن شاء الله أو بإذن الله وهم على طريقة متبعة يعرفونها ما تكون من دعوى علم الغيب،


“Meteorology is based on certain criteria. If they say ‘In Shaa Allah’ or God willing along with them basing it on a process that is recognized from which they have experience, then it is not a form of claiming to know the ghayb [i.e unseen]”

‎إذا كان على طريقة يعرفونها من الأهوية التي تسوق والسحاب وأشباه ذلك .. ولا يجوز الجزم بهذا، بل يقول: بإذن الله، أو إن شاء الله، أو بمشيئة الله،

“This is if it is based on a certain method that they have experience in concerning various weather conditions. [However] it is not permissible to be certain when stating it. Rather, he should say ‘God willing’, ‘In Shaa Allah’, or ‘by the permission of God’.

‎وأما الجزم بهذا لا ، لا يجزم بها، لا يجزم بهذا إلا من رأى، إذا رأى أوائلها .

As for confirming it, then no, he should not do so. He should not confirm it except for a person who has witnessed its onset [i.e of what has been forecasted]” End translation. [Reference]

Translated by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr