[How to] Add/ Change a Location on Windows 8 Bing Weather

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Windows 8 have really given me a new experience of Tablet feel on my laptop. I have gone through many features till now I love those features of Windows but I still miss some features which were vanished when updating Windows 7 to Windows 8, maybe Microsoft was in hurry to launch Win8.

So, today when I was showing start screen of Windows 8 to my friends, one of my friend asked, why does that weather tile show weather of Argentina when we are in Pokhara, and why in Fahrenheit, can’t we see temperature in Celsius. I said, “Definitely we can”.

Saying ‘Yes’ is always easy, but its worthy when you also have idea to do so. Microsoft Windows 8 has a lot of built-in smarts, and sometimes they rather stumble over themselves trying to be useful. It’s slick to have the local weather always display even as you might travel on business or otherwise move around, but if you’d prefer to have a fixed city or two, well, it’s time to learn a bit more about how Win8 works to get this fixed.

Remember Window 8 is not your Granny’s windows interface, so you won’t find start menu, so you gotta learn some tricks.

So, let’s set weather tab to our location, as I am in Pokhara now, I am changing it to Pokhara.

On my start screen you can see it is showing weather of Buenos Aires with 77F. I hardly know where that city is.

Windows 8 Modern Start Screens Weather tile doesn't know I live in Pokhara
Windows 8 Modern Start Screens Weather tile doesn’t know I live in Pokhara

That temperature is totally different than of here, because when I was writing this article, I was wearing jacket and my legs were under blanket. So, what I need is to see how cold is here in Pokhara now.

To proceed, click on Weather tile on Start screen to see a full-screen detailed forecast window –

Buenos Aires, where is it? Never been there, Allow to find my location sexy
Buenos Aires, where is it? Never been there, Allow to find my location sexy

You can play around but still I really don’t feel like. So, stop and right click your mouse on the screen, and you will see a very attractive menu tab sliding out from the top –

I love the way Menu pop-ups in Windows 8; its sexy
I love the way Menu pop-ups in Windows 8; its sexy

What we are doing is adding our location, so we need to go to Places and you will see, there is ‘+’ tile; easy, click on that tile to add place –

Now here is what I was looking for, finally here's one tile to add my Place
Now here is what I was looking for, finally here’s one tile to add my Place

Add your location on the text box control, Windows 8 will automatically search places for you –

Will Windows 8 find Pokhara and show exact temperature?
Will Windows 8 find Pokhara and show exact temperature? I don’t think so

I added Pokhara, Nepal, now it shows the temperature of Pokhara, but I think it’s more cold here than what’s shown here.

Windows 8 Bing Weather report for Pokhara
Its more colder here

So, if you now want to change the temperature measure unit to Celsius, the on Home of Weather screen, right-click and on the bottom right of screen click on Change to Celsius.

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