We all love to know what the weather will be like for the next day or for the whole week, and while you can see it on your phone, nothing beats Alexa talking about the weather when you ask her. Today, we are talking some of the Best Weather Forecast skills for Amazon Alexa.
Amazon Alexa has an inbuilt Weather Forecasting feature, but not as much advanced for our complex queries. So, you can use many other skills for finding the right accurate weather for your desired time, location, etc. There are many Skills available for the Alexa platform that you can use to know the weather forecast.
Alexa is Amazon’s artificial intelligence powered Personal Assistant platform. It uses Skills to enable different services and responds to voice communication. They are like Apps for Phones.
Best Weather Forecast skills for Amazon Alexa
Big Sky: The Big Weather is one of the most popular skills available in Amazon Alexa. It uses the Dark Sky API, which even forecasts the weather details based on hyper-local areas. The Dark Sky app is already available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
You can enable the Big Sky Skill from Amazon Alexa dashboard.
- Open Alexa App on Android/iOS or go to alexa.amazon.com
- Tap “Skills” from the left pane
- Search Big Sky, tap enable
To use the Big Sky skill on your Alexa, you need to manually log in to the Big Sky account from Alexa App/Website itself. You can create a user account on the Skill page itself. You can trigger Alexa and ask for the weather. Following are some of the exciting example questions you can ask. You will need to start with “Alexa, ask Big Sky”, then followed the queries as below:
- will it rain in the next three hours?
- what’s the highest temperature today?
- what was the weather on May 11, 1989?
- and so on.
AccuWeather: AccuWeather is famous for backing many weather forecasting apps out there plus their native apps for cross platforms. The AccuWeather – Weather For Life can get ou the RealFeel temperature for 15 days, right weather, sunrise, raining alerts, etc., via voice command. You can ask the AccuWeather for the accurate forecast in your locality.
You can ask by starting with “Alexa, ask AccuWeather…”The skill is free to enable, and you don’t even need to login to the AccuWeather for getting the forecast. As a media company focuses on weather, you can also get “Weather News” instantly with this skill.
These are the Best Weather Forecast skills for Amazon Alexa. There are plenty of other forecast skills are available, but most of them are buggy and limited. So try any of the above two skills for the best experience.