Weather app: FAQ

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Change the temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius

You can customize 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.

Set the weather for my current location

The 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.

Add a favorite location

You can track weather info 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.

Remove a favorite location

You can manage your list of favorite locations.

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

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

  3. Tap or click the Edit button to finish.

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.

Change my home location

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

  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 from the Favorites list.

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.

Refresh the weather data

The Weather app automatically refreshes its data frequently, but you can also have 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.

Search for weather in a specific location

You can find weather for locations worldwide.

  1. Tap or click the Search icon in the upper-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.

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 and then move it down the edge.

  2. Tap or click Share.

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

Reorder my favorites

You can easily reorder your list of favorite 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 favorite locations.

  3. Tap or click, then hold down, on a location.

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

See worldwide weather maps

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.

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

The feature might not be available in every locale.

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.

Zoom in on a map

There are a few ways 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 {=} button.

    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.

Pan to the hourly forecast, maps, and historical weather

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

  1. Touch: Swipe on 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 you can select a neighboring region. Check out "See weather maps worldwide" on this page.

The feature might not be available in every locale.

Sort the list of ski resorts

There are a few ways 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 favorite 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 Favorites list.

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

Note

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

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