Weather app: FAQ

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How do I change the temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius?

You can customise the units of measurement for temperature based on your personal preference.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen or right-click with your mouse.

  2. Tap or click the button marked Change to Celsius or Change to Fahrenheit.

How do I set the weather for my current location?

The Bing Weather app can detect where you are and display the local weather.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen or right-click with your mouse.

  2. Tap or click the button marked Current Location.

How do I add a favourite location?

You can track weather information for a list of places that you choose.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen or right-click with your mouse.

  2. Tap or click the tile at the top of the screen marked Places.

  3. Tap or click the + button.

  4. Enter the name of the location.

  5. Tap or click your chosen location in the list, or tap or click Add. Then, tap or click the location that appears in the tile on that page.

How do I remove a favourite location?

It's easy to manage your list of favourite locations.

  1. Tap or click the Edit button. All favourite locations will then display an X button.

  2. Tap or click the X on the location you want to remove.

  3. Tap or click the Edit button to finish.

How do I set a location as the default home?

You can set any location you're viewing in the Weather app as the default home.

  1. On the location's weather page, swipe up from the bottom of the screen or right-click with your mouse.

  2. Tap or click the Set as Home button.

How do I change my home location?

You can change your home location from the Weather home screen through your list of favourites.

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top or right-click with your mouse.

  2. In the bottom bar of the app, tap or click the Change Home option

  3. Tap or click your desired location in the Favourites list.

How do I add (pin) a location to the Start screen?

You can add (pin) a live Weather tile for any location to your Start screen.

  1. On the location's weather page, swipe up from the bottom of the screen or right-click with your mouse.

  2. In the bar at the bottom of the screen, tap or click the Pin to Start button.

How do I refresh the weather data?

The Bing Weather app automatically refreshes its data frequently, but you can also make it refresh instantly.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen or right-click with your mouse.

  2. Tap or click the Refresh button.

How do I search for weather in a specific location?

You can find weather for locations worldwide.

  1. Tap or click the Search icon in the top-right corner of the page

  2. Enter the location name in the search box.

  3. Tap or click the name of the location.

  4. If a drop-down list of locations isn't displayed, press Enter.

  5. Tap or click the desired location.

How do I share the weather with people I know?

Tell your friends and family about the weather by email, Facebook or Twitter.

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, enter Windows Key + C on the keyboard or move your mouse to the top-right corner of the screen, then move it down the edge.

  2. Tap or click Share.

  3. Select the app you'd like to use to share the weather.

How do I reorder my favourites?

You can easily reorder your list of favourite locations

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen or right-click with your mouse.

  2. Tap or click the Places button to see your list of favourite locations.

  3. Tap and hold or click and hold on a location.

  4. Drag the location to and drop it in its new position.

How do I see weather maps worldwide?

You can see weather details for regions around the globe.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen or right-click with your mouse.

  2. Tap or click the down arrow next to Weather Maps to see the list of regions.

  3. Tap or click the region of your choice.

The feature might not be available in every locale.

How do I switch between different types of weather maps?

You can switch between maps that show temperature, rainfall, cloud, satellite and radar.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen or right-click with your mouse.

  2. Tap or click Weather Maps.

  3. Tap or click different map types for the region you're viewing.

  4. Tap the map or move your mouse to bring up the map types menu again.

The feature might not be available in every locale.

How do I animate (or "loop") the weather maps?

Weather maps are animated to show the forecast or historical data.

Tap or click the Play/Pause button to view animations.

The feature might not be available in every locale.

How do I zoom in on a map?

There are a few ways in which you can zoom in or out of a weather map.

  1. Touch: Move your fingers apart to zoom in or pinch the screen to zoom out.

  2. Keyboard: You can zoom in or out using keyboard shortcuts.

    1. To zoom in one level, use the keyboard {+} or {=} buttons.

    2. To zoom out one level, use the keyboard {-} button.

  3. Mouse: Click the +/- symbol on the screen to zoom in and out. Or use the mouse {SCROLL + UP} to zoom in or mouse {SCROLL + DOWN} to zoom out.

The feature might not be available in every locale.

How far can I pan?

There are a few ways in which you can pan to your desired location.

  1. Touch: Swipe the screen

  2. Keyboard: Use the arrow keys

    1. To pan left, use {left arrow}

    2. To pan right, use {right arrow}

    3. To pan up, use {up arrow}

    4. To pan down, use {down arrow}

  3. Mouse: Left-click and drag the map

Note: Panning is restricted to regional boundaries, but it's easy to select a neighbouring region. See "How do I see weather maps worldwide?"

The feature might not be available in every locale.

How can I sort the list of ski resorts?

There are a few ways in which you can sort the list of ski resorts around the world.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen or right-click with your mouse.

  2. Tap or click Ski Resorts.

  3. At the top of the table, tap or click one of the headings: Name, New Snow, Trails Open or Lifts Open.

  4. Click a heading to reverse the order of the list.

Your favourite ski resorts

Like any other location in the Weather app, a ski resort can be set as your home location, pinned to the Start screen, or added to or removed from your Favourites list.

Reports on ski resorts include trail maps, current conditions, user reviews and 360-degree panoramas.

Note

  • Features might vary depending upon government policies, government restrictions or data services available in your area.