With so many weather apps available on the market, it's hard to choose one that you can trust. If you're looking for the most accurate global forecast provider, you might want to consider Weather from Microsoft Start.
The service, which is also integrated into Windows 10 and 11, Microsoft Edge, has recently been named the most accurate global forecast provider by an independent study by ForecastWatch, a renowned weather forecast accuracy analysis provider.
This is a significant achievement for Microsoft Start, which was launched in September 2021 as a personalized news and information service that integrates with Windows 11 and other Microsoft products.
The study, conducted by ForecastWatch, compared Weather from Microsoft Start with 24 other major forecast providers and found that it outperformed them all in predicting high temperature, low temperature, wind speed, and precipitation. It analyzed one-to five-day-out global forecasts from January to June 2022.
Microsoft Weather was ranked first place overall, followed by The Weather Channel and Foreca/Vaisala.
In a blog post, Microsoft lays out how its service managed to beat competitors in forecast accuracy.
Multiple Data Sources
Weather from Microsoft Start uses data from multiple sources, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). This enables it to provide more comprehensive and diverse weather information for over 200,000 locations worldwide. By aggregating data from various sources, Weather from Microsoft Start can create a more accurate forecast by analyzing different models and minimizing errors.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
One of the key factors that contribute to Weather from Microsoft Start's success is its use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). By analyzing historical and real-time weather data and user feedback, Weather from Microsoft Start can continuously improve its forecast accuracy. In addition, the app uses natural language processing (NLP) to generate clear and concise weather summaries that users can easily understand.
Weather from Microsoft Start offers a user-friendly interface that displays relevant and personalized weather information. Users can customize their weather preferences, such as units of measurement, themes, and notifications. The app's interface is designed to be intuitive, allowing users to easily navigate and access information. Moreover, the app provides a comprehensive set of features such as current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts, air quality, radar maps, and alerts.