The Weather Drive was an experimental Hyperdrive which, if successful, would have been simply revolutionary. Unfortunately the experiments failed catastrophically. The prototype, the Weather Gang, disappeared alongside all scientists during the first voyage of experimental ship the Rider. With no prototypes or scientists remaining, the research project fizzled out and ended up a mere footnote in history as one of many failed experiments. The base idea of the Weather Drive was that it would not purely push against Hyperspace, in other words fight to obtain the required Relativity to break in the Hypersea, but try to glide along it to slip in. This meant that far less force would be required to get in, with the addition of a far greater Relativity potential. Even though Hyperdrives have grown far more advanced since then, they still have not reached the same potential that the Weather Drive was hypothesised to have.
Prototype 2657 CE