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How to add and remove weather locations in the Outlook 2013 calendar

Outlook 2013 has a groovy new feature that displays the current weather conditions and the forecast for cities of your choice. It’s very convenient being right there in the calendar. Let’s customize it a bit and take a look at the features.

Outlook 2013 Calendar Weather Snippet Screenshot Tour

I’ve installed Outlook 2013 on about five PC’s so far, and each time, the default City displayed in the Calendar is New York, NY. To add another city, click the down arrow and click Add Location.

Outlook 2013 Calendar Weather Tour - Click Add Location

Type a city name and click the Search button.

Outlook 2013 Calendar Weather Tour - Type City and Search

Select the City and you’re done.

Outlook 2013 Calendar Weather Tour - Choose your city

Wow! Almost 80 in Seattle!!!

Outlook 2013 Calendar Weather Tour - Great Seattle Weather!

Hover the mouse over the Today or Tomorrow data to pull up additional information.

Outlook 2013 Calendar Weather Tour - Today Popup Details

And if you click the See More Online link, you’ll be zoomed over to MSN for additional info and more forecast detail.

Outlook 2013 Calendar Weather Tour - See more online

Outlook 2013 Calendar Weather Tour - More details on MSN

Gotta love Seattle weather in July!

A nice thing about the feature is you can easily jump back to previous cities or delete them from the listing if you don’t need them any longer. Just click the down arrow again for those options, and either choose a city or click the X to delete it.

Outlook 2013 Calendar Weather Tour - Add / Remove Cities

How To Disable Weather Snippets in the Office 2013 Calendar

Now if you’re evil and just hate everything including this new feature, you can blow it away with just a few clicks. Click the File tab.

Outlook 2013 - Disable Weather in Calendar - Click File

Click Options.

Outlook 2013 - Disable Weather in Calendar - Click Options

Click the Calendar tab, then scroll down to the Weather and uncheck the box Show Weather on the Calendar.

Tip: Here you can change the Temperature to display in Celsius or Fahrenheit too.

Outlook 2013 - Disable Weather in Calendar - Uncheck box Show Weather in Calendar

Hey look evil dude…no more weather details!

bye bye calendar

Conclusion

Don’t be a hater. I’ve been using Office 2013 for almost a week now, and it’s little features like this one that gets me excited about all the new features of the suite. Weather details in my calendar is a small feature yet very convenient. I’m 150% sure I’ll be looking at it daily if not several times a day. It’s a huge value add. From a business standpoint, a very smart move by Microsoft for linking back to their MSN weather site. Smart… ;)

Steve Dreaming....

Ah, Maui — a man can dream can’t he?

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7 Responses to How to add and remove weather locations in the Outlook 2013 calendar

  1. arf01 July 27, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    It would be nice if it showed the CURRENT temperature up top, and not just the forecast….

    • Steve Krause July 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

      It would. You can get it however if you hover the mouse over the daily forecast as I showed in the 5th screenshot down. Only takes a second.

      • arf01 July 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

        Excellent – thanks Steve!

  2. Keith July 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Any reason why they don’t put this on the mail tab also? I would really like to see the weather on the tab I am using most frequently. Just curious if you knew the thinking around all this.

    • Steve Krause July 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

      Unfortunately no, not that I’ve found anyway. Only on the Calendar so you can… plan your day I guess…

  3. Ron August 5, 2013 at 12:17 am #

    Please change your title to:
    “How to add and remove weather locations in the Outlook 2013 calendar”
    This isn’t “Customizing”

    • Steve Krause August 5, 2013 at 12:22 am #

      You know what Ron…. I agree!

      You know what they say — everyone needs an editor.

      Thnx for the tip.

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