Microsoft Start's new Weather Trends page offers historical weather data

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  • Microsoft Start’s Weather service is using AI to empower people with the accurate weather information they need to stay safe.
Microsoft Start Weather trends historical weather

Microsoft Start’s Weather service offers weather information to millions of Windows 10 and 11 users every day. It also powers the weather information seen on Edge, Bing, and on the Bing and Microsoft Start mobile apps. Microsoft recently added a new feature to Weather on Microsoft Start that will allow users to get insights based on historical weather data.

The new Weather Trends page is built on data from 70 years of global weather history. Using this data, users can learn how their recent weather compares with the past by year, month, or even by day. Users can get to know about historical averages and detailed records. Also, the Weather Trends page offers visualization tools such as pie charts to make it easier to understand and compare the data. Also, this information is tuned for actual locations to make it more useful for users.

In addition to the Weather Trends page, Microsoft is working on new Climate Insights Engine that will make use of the Earth’s climate history and Microsoft’s AI intelligence to identify and notify users of impactful weather trends at their specific location.

On a related note, an independent study commissioned by Microsoft, revealed that Microsoft Start’s Weather was determined to be the overall most accurate provider globally and in the metrics of high temperature, low temperature, and wind speed. Foreca/Vaisala was the most accurate for probability of precipitation, and Wetter for sky cover.

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