Although not all chanelers have this talent many can be led through linking and with major workings of weather especially in the last Third Age were often aided by ter'angreal like the Bowl of the Winds. This closely resembles how Aiel cultivate the talent of Dreaming and occasionally use ter'angeal to aid themselves. In the White Tower this was a talent that was much forgotten and was considered for the most part lost and was considered to have died out long ago. Whether the Hall of the Tower knew of Moiraine's skill in this area is unknown.
Work within this talent is delicate as it is often difficult to predict the long term effects of a weave. "Doing too much too fast with weather could cause effects that rippled across the countryside for leagues, and you never knew what the effects might be."
The Windfinders of the Sea Folk have this talent although their power and talent may differ person to person. Windfinders use this manipulation of weather to aid in sailing. They can avoid stormy seas as well as use unusually thick weaves of Water and Air to speed the movement of ships. Jorin din Jubai White Wing is one such Windfinder aboard the Wavedancer.