Best Windows 10 weather app?


  1. Posts : 389
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19042.1165 (20H2)
       #1

    Best Windows 10 weather app?


    I don't know about the users experience in other regions, but for me the Windows built in default MSN Weather is useless. Particularly noticeable in the summer. Today, for instance, the reported temperature is 12 degrees under the actual temperature.

    I'm looking for a free alternative, or perhaps suggestions on how to help the MSN Weather app.
      My Computer

  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 32,643
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #2

    Hi, is your physical location close to where the app thinks you are? Have you tried setting your physical location?

    Are there very large variations in temperature in your region? Is it possible there are few reporting stations near to you?

    Mine is pretty accurate here in the UK.

    If you search for "weather <your location>" thus:
    Best Windows 10 weather app?-1.jpg
    is the result more accurate?
      My Computers

  3. trevo's Avatar
    Posts : 139
    windows 10 Pro
       #3

    kitpzyxmsir said:
    I don't know about the users experience in other regions, but for me the Windows built in default MSN Weather is useless. Particularly noticeable in the summer. Today, for instance, the reported temperature is 12 degrees under the actual temperature.

    I'm looking for a free alternative, or perhaps suggestions on how to help the MSN Weather app.
    Forecast accuracy largely depends on the weather provider; I believe MSN uses Foreca.

    I'm in the USA and use this site to check accuracy for a given location, monthly and yearly stats for accuracy and you can sort by temperature, precipitation etc.
    Weather Forecast and Weather Forecast Accuracy for Your City

    Most of the providers have an app.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 111
    Windows 10
       #4

    kitpzyxmsir said:
    I don't know about the users experience in other regions, but for me the Windows built in default MSN Weather is useless.
    I'm looking for a free alternative, or perhaps suggestions on how to help the MSN Weather app.
    The most consistently accurate weather forecasts come from the US National Weather Service and the Weather Channel.
      My Computer

  5. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,962
    Windows 11 Home
       #5

    The location of the nearest weather station matters, your location just tries to match that.
      My Computer

  6. Wisewiz's Avatar
    Posts : 641
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 19044.1202
       #6

    A shortcut to the site of the local (nearest) branch of your state or national weather service will give you as accurate a current report as you can get. (By that I mean that you can kinda, sorta count on their predictions.)

    "The weather is unpredictable."
      My Computers


  7. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 32,643
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #7

    Too true- was just watching an informative documentary on the jet stream- and how its future position will affect our climate rather badly. (What sort of summer and winter we get depends greatly on whether it's to the north, the south, or split 'blocked'.

    Famously, because of it, there was no forecast of a great storm in Oct 1987 here that uprooted some millions of trees and damaged property.
      My Computers


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums