Favorite Weather Locations and News

by Eric Wyatt
(last updated May 21, 2018)

The Weather app found in Windows 10 has many features. Two of these features are the Favorites and News tabs. These tabs can help you keep on top of the weather going on in the world around you.

Favorites Tab

To begin using the Favorites tab within the Weather app, click the Start button. Then scroll to and click on Weather. The Weather app opens; click on the Favorites icon at the left of the app. (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1. The Favorites tab of the Weather app.

Within the Favorites tab by default you will see the weather for what is referred to as Launch Location. This is the weather for the location you were in when you launched the Weather app. You will see the location name, current temperature, forecast, the high and low temperature for the day, wind speed and direction, and the current precipitation. If there is a weather alert you will see a colored banner added to the bottom of the tile.

To add a location to your list of favorite places, follow these steps:

  1. 1. Click on the plus button under Favorite Places. This will show you the Add To Favorites screen. Within this screen you will see a search bar.
  2. Within the search bar, start typing the location you want. A dropdown list appears to help narrow your search. Select the area you want from the list and press Enter. This adds the location under the Favorite Places portion of the window. Tip: You can also enter the ZIP Code for the area you want to add.

Each new location that you add is added below the Favorite Places title, in the order that you add them. With each location that you add, if you click on a tile it will open that location in the Forecast tab of the Weather app. You can then click through the other tabs to see the related information from those tabs for the area you selected. You can remove an area that you added to the Favorites Tab by right-clicking on any of the tiles you added and clicking on Remove From Favorites in the resulting Context menu.

News Tab

The News tab of the Weather App provides you with weather-related information. The News section provides just that—news relating to weather from around the globe. (See Figure 2.)

Figure 2. The News tab of the Weather app.

The News tab pulls weather-related news articles from various news organizations around the world—AccuWeather, USA Today, Associated Press and more. In addition to news articles you will find weather photo galleries. By clicking on any of the various articles or galleries the related information will open within the Weather app. From there you can share the article or copy a link to then share or post elsewhere.

With the Favorites and News tab of the Weather app you will find that you can easily keep on top of weather information for not only the areas near you, but also from around the world.

 This tip (13530) applies to Windows 10.

Author Bio

Eric Wyatt

Eric Wyatt is a swell guy (or so his friends tell him). He is a formally trained designer and branding expert, bringing a wide range of skills to his Tips.Net articles. ...

MORE FROM ERIC

Turning on Night Light

When you work on your computer late at night the glow from your computer monitor can affect your sleep. Why not setup ...

Discover More

Getting Cortana to Listen to You

Talking to your computer can save you time and help get you the information you need faster. With the proper setup you ...

Discover More

Get Text Suggestions and Autocorrection

As mobile devices became more prevalent in our lives we become more reliant on text suggestions and autocorrect. With ...

Discover More
More WindowsTips

Using the Voice Recorder

Windows 10 includes the new Voice Recorder app. Ideal for recording lectures, cute things your kids say, musical ...

Discover More

Using the Disk Cleanup Wizard

There are a lot of files that "hang around" on your system that you probably don't intend to keep (if you even realize ...

Discover More

Forecast the Weather

Getting a handle on the weather is something that man has been dreaming of since the dawn of time. While you might not be ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WindowsTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 2 + 2?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WindowsTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.