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Arthur Weasley: "Yes, a lot of offices have been raining lately. Did you try meteolojinx recanto? It worked for Bletchley."
Ron (disguised as Reginald Cattermole): "Meteolojinx recanto? No, I didn't. Thanks, D-I mean, thanks, Arthur."
— Arthur Weasley recommending the spell[src]

Meteolojinx Recanto was the incantation to a counter-charm that caused weather effects caused by Weather-Modifying Charms such as the Atmospheric Charm to cease.[1]

Known uses

Before Christmas in 1985, Jacob's sibling used this spell to stop a blizzard they had caused inadvertently by incorrectly amplifying the snowflake-making spell.[2]

During the 1990–1991 school year, Jacob's sibling used this spell again to restore the enchanted windows (which were cast the Atmospheric Charm to display a hurricane) at the British Ministry of Magic Headquarters back to their original state.[3]

In 1997, Arthur Weasley suggested that Reginald Cattermole (actually his son Ron in disguise) use this spell to stop the raining in the office of Yaxley, who was the head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement while Lord Voldemort was in control of the Ministry of Magic. He commented that it had worked previously for Bletchley.[1] It is unknown if Ron tried it or if he succeeded in stopping the rain.

Known practitioners


The incantation for this spell is likely derived from meteorology, the study of weather, which originates from the Greek word metéōron, "high in the sky", as well as the English verb recant (from the Latin recantare, of which the first person singular present indicative active is recanto), "to withdraw or retract".[5]

Behind the scenes

Barty Crouch Jnr (as Alastor Moody) casting a weather-dispelling charm at the Enchanted Ceiling, possibly Meteolojinx Recanto


Spell path as seen in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 13 (The Muggle-Born Registration Commission)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, "Christmas at the Burrow" Achievement - Part 2, Side Quest "Let It Snow"
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 8 (Back to Hogwarts)
  4. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  5. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/recant
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)