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Weather App in Windows 8

Posted by Gaurav Gupta Articles | Windows 8 June 22, 2012
In this article we going to use the Weather app of Windows 8 Release Preview.
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Microsoft has launched Windows 8 Release Preview. Windows 8 Release Preview is available with many enhancements packed in it, including a new set of applications from Bing, namely News, Sports, and Travel and Apps installed by default include Mail, Calendar, People, Maps, Weather, Internet Explorer, Music and Video players, Weather, and several apps and other intersting apps. The Bing apps are a pleasant surprise, drawing together data from a variety of sources into a pleasing and swipe-friendly format. This makes the user experience better.

In this article we going to use the Weather app of Windows 8 Release Preview. The Weather app is beautiful and is also nicely done, with an attractive visual forecast and packed with more detailed information. This weather app shows the prevailing weather condition in your local area or in any other part of the world.

The weather app in Windows 8 Release Preview provides many features that show you the uncertainties in weather conditions. It is free and already installed in Windows 8 Release Preview. It alerts you of the conditions of the weather from time to time and provides all necessary information about weather like humidity, tempreture and many others.

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In this app there are four options at the top of the app bar:

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The home screen shows the weather conditions of any part of the world. It displays the latest conditions with hourly, daily and 10-day forecasts. It also shows historical weather, maps of various areas and all the related temperature information of the month.

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You can also go deep into details of maps by clicking on the partiuclar map. It provides you details including radar, Doppler, cloud cover, satellite and travel maps. These details help you to evaluate the future weather conditons.

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You can also set your own location to knowing wheather conditons. To get the weahter conditon of a particular location you need to add that particular location.

You need to follow the following steps to add a location.

  • Right-click on the screen; the app bar will be displayed at the top.
  • Select the places from the top of the app bar.
  • A window will appear; click on the plus sign to add the location.
  • Enter the location name in the given area.
  • Then, click add button.
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This will add your location into the Favorites list like this. Now this will show you all the relevant weather information in that particular location.

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You can also set the particular location as the default. That means it will dispaly it on the home screen. To set the location as the default, open the places and select the set default option from the left-bottom of the screen. It will show on the start screen.

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You can also change the tempreature Celsius to Fahrenheit and Fahrenheit to Celsius. To change it click Change to Celsius/Fahrenheit from the bottom-right of the screen.

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You can also see the world weather in a single screen. It will dispaly the tempreature of some location in the world.

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