How to Use the Weather App in Windows 11

The Weather app in Windows 11 provides accurate and up-to-date weather information for your current location and other cities around the world. It helps you plan your day, week, or even a trip by providing detailed weather forecasts, alerts, and maps. This guide will walk you through the steps to effectively use the Weather app in Windows 11.


The Weather app in Windows 11 is a comprehensive tool that offers a range of features to help you stay informed about weather conditions. With real-time updates, forecasts, and customizable settings, the Weather app can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether you want to check the local weather or monitor conditions in multiple locations, this guide will show you how to make the most of the Weather app.

Step 1: Open the Weather App

  1. Click on the Start menu (Windows icon) at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Type "Weather" in the search bar and click on the Weather app to open it.

Step 2: Set Your Default Location

  1. When you open the Weather app for the first time, it may prompt you to set your default location.
  2. Enter the name of your city or allow the app to use your current location.
  3. Click on the city name to select it as your default location.

Step 3: View Current Weather Conditions

  1. The main screen of the Weather app shows the current weather conditions for your default location.
  2. You can see details such as temperature, weather description (e.g., sunny, cloudy), wind speed, humidity, and more.

Step 4: Check the Forecast

  1. Daily Forecast: Scroll down on the main screen to view the daily forecast, which provides weather information for the next 10 days.
  2. Hourly Forecast: Click on a specific day to view the hourly forecast, which shows detailed weather conditions for each hour of the selected day.

Step 5: View Weather Maps

  1. In the left-hand sidebar, click on Maps to access weather maps.
  2. You can view different types of maps, such as temperature, precipitation, radar, satellite, and more.
  3. Use the controls to zoom in, zoom out, and navigate around the map.

Step 6: Add Multiple Locations

  1. In the left-hand sidebar, click on the Locations icon (pin icon).
  2. Click on the Add Location button (plus icon).
  3. Enter the name of the city you want to add and select it from the search results.
  4. The added city will appear in your list of locations, and you can switch between locations to view their weather information.

Step 7: Customize the Weather App

  1. Settings: Click on the Settings icon (gear icon) in the bottom-left corner of the app.
  2. Units: Choose between Fahrenheit or Celsius for temperature units.
  3. Notifications: Enable or disable weather notifications and alerts.
  4. Background: Customize the app background based on weather conditions, time of day, or a static image.

Step 8: Use Weather Alerts

  1. The Weather app provides severe weather alerts for your default location.
  2. When an alert is active, you will see a notification in the app. Click on the alert to view more details about the weather event.

Step 9: Pin Weather to the Start Menu

  1. You can pin the Weather app or specific locations to the Start menu for quick access.
  2. Right-click on the Weather app icon in the Start menu or on a specific location in the app.
  3. Select Pin to Start to create a live tile that shows current weather information on your Start menu.

Additional Tips

  • Live Tile: Enable live tiles for the Weather app to see real-time weather updates directly on the Start menu.
  • Historical Weather: Check historical weather data to understand weather patterns and trends over time.
  • Integration: The Weather app integrates with other Microsoft services, such as Cortana, to provide weather updates and alerts.


You have successfully learned how to use the Weather app in Windows 11. With its detailed weather forecasts, customizable settings, and real-time updates, the Weather app is an essential tool for staying informed about weather conditions. Explore its various features to tailor the app to your preferences and make the most of your weather information.