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Weather app not accurate?

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    Weather app not accurate?


    Can't really point to a specific date where it seemed to quit working, but my weather app generally shows temperatures about 10-15 degrees colder than reality. Tried refreshing, changing my location and even uninstalled and reinstalled the app without success.

    Worse thing is going to bing weather in my browser shows the accurate reading for my location so I'm really unsure why it isn't working. Anyways, not a biggie but it is one of the few apps I actually bother with so hopefully someone might have some suggestions on how I might try to fix it.

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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Make sure your time zone and current time are correct.

    When does it say it last updated?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    Make sure your time zone and current time are correct.

    When does it say it last updated?
    Time zone and time are up to date and accurate. When I just checked the app, it said refreshed at the current time and date, city is correct and even the forecast is correct, only the current temp seems stuck if that makes sense.
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    And you trust weathermen ? They can't predict yesterday's weather.
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    I have the same problem. Current weather on the live tile is not accurate on both my 8.1 tower PC or my WP8.1, however the hourly temp is correct. It's been that way for months. I've written them in concern. You may want to give it a go. Weather app > Charms > Settings > Send Feedback.

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    It's Bing weather !
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It's Bing weather !
    Ok. What's your point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It's Bing weather !
    Ok. What's your point?
    Second hand data, there must be some app or a program that gets data from meteorology center nearer your location. Larger cities can have quite different temperatures at the airport (where it's usually reported from) and city center or a suburb on the other side of town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It's Bing weather !
    Ok. What's your point?
    Second hand data, there must be some app or a program that gets data from meteorology center nearer your location. Larger cities can have quite different temperatures at the airport (where it's usually reported from) and city center or a suburb on the other side of town.
    The weather station I choose in the app is four blocks away at one of the local high schools. It's accurate. It's the live tile that doesn't update correctly. Do you use the Store apps to know?
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    Yes I use weather App from store too but while it's "live"" tile it does not update until I open it. I also have a mini station in the front of the house and can see temperature outside to 10th of a degree and it never corresponds to the App which is set to local meteo station couple of miles away. I don't think it transmits data continually and don't know how often does Bing synchronizes with it. Obviously it has to be behind by the time it gets to me. When I set it to meteo station on the airport that's across town and far away and is always way out.
    You know of the old saying that even stopped clock shows exact time somewhere, twice a day.
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