Windows 10 Tip: Make Cortana Show Weather for Multiple Cities

If you travel a lot, it’s helpful to know the weather conditions of other cities. Here’s how to add one or more to Cortana in Windows 10.

If you’re a new user to Windows 10, hopefully, you’ve been playing around with Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana, which has a lot of interesting features. One of the essential features you’d expect from a digital assistant program like Siri or Amazon’s Alexa is providing you with the daily weather forecast.

Once you set up Cortana, it will show you the current weather conditions for your region. If you travel a lot, it’s helpful to know the weather conditions of other cities. Here’s how to add one or more.

Add Cities to Cortana Weather

Launch Cortana and select the ellipsis (three dots) for more options and then select Edit in Notebook.

Edit in Notebook

Now scroll down to Cities you’re tracking and then click Add a city. Also, note on the screenshot below, it’s handy to have Nearby Forecast turned on to get an idea of what the weather is like in the region. You can also check to have Cortana notify you of severe weather.

Add City

Type in the city you want Cortana to track the weather conditions. Here I’m selecting San Francisco, CA.

search for City

That’s all there is to it! You can add multiple locations, too. Just go back and keep adding the cities you want. For example, in the shot below I have it set to track weather for Minnesota, San Francisco, and Toronto Canada.

multiple cities Cortana Weather

Cortana isn’t perfect yet but handles basic tasks well, and gets improvements with every update. One thing I’m anxiously waiting for is the ability to reorder the cards — especially is you have a lot enabled.

For more on how to use Cortana, check out our growing list of articles. And, for even more talk about Cortana, and all things Windows 10, join up with our free Windows 10 Forums.



  1. Ziggy

    October 23, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Down under (Australia) we don’t get Cortana so I had to use the the “star” button to add a favorite place. Nifty…I like it. Thanks Brian!

  2. MB

    April 22, 2017 at 3:20 am

    Not much use in the UK – I cannot add some big cities – like Hull for instance! Too American, as usual.

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