Windows Phone 8.1 Tip: Display the Weather Directly in the Calendar

Windows Phone 8.1 features the ability to display the weather forecast for each day in the Calendar app, but it needs to be enabled first, and Here’s how.

One of the neat features of any Calendar app is the ability to show you what the weather is going to be on each day. That helps you schedule events easier based on your schedule and what you can expect from the weather. And Windows Phone 8.1 has this feature embedded, but you need to enable it first.

Steve previously showed us how to do this in Outlook 2013 in his article:

How to Add and Remove Weather Locations in Outlook 2013 Calendar

And now with Windows Phone 8.1, not only has the calendar interface been revamped, you can also set it to display the weather forecast directly in the calendar on each day. it’s just shows the basics – the high temperature and if it’s rainy, cloudy, or sunny. But that extra information is always good to know, especially when planning outside events.

Weather in Windows Phone 8.1 Calendar

To make the weather to display on each day in the calendar, go to Calendar > Settings then scroll down to Preferences. Then check the box next to Use my location to show the weather and suggested places.

Windows Phone 81 calendar

That’s all there is to it. Knowing what the weather forecast is when scheduling outdoor events is beneficial. While it doesn’t seem like a big revolutionary feature, it’s the small niceties that can make all the difference when using devices daily.

Remember that anyone with a Windows Phone 8 can download and install Windows 8.1 developer preview. For more information on how to do that read our article: How to Get the Windows Phone 8.1 Update Now

And for more tips and tricks on using the new 8.1 mobile OS from Microsoft, read the following articles to help get you started:



  1. Tony

    September 9, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Thanks for the post. Do you know how to change the display to Celsius?

  2. Tyler

    April 17, 2015 at 9:54 am

    This isn’t working anymore. Any ideas?

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