If I remember right, the whole planet has the same weather, too. If it's raining where you are, it's raining everywhere on the planet. You can't escape a storm by jumping into your ship and re-landing 1000 miles away.
Have you found any of the crazier planets yet?
Monster - NO game is very spectacular as long as it's stuck on a little monitor, or even on a big screen TV. If you want spectacular, start reading up on Virtual Reality.