Asking Alexa for the weather has become part of millions’ of people’s daily routines. It’s faster than checking it on your phone. Plus, you can multitask while you’re doing something else (like making breakfast or pulling on a pant leg).
The best Alexa weather skill depends on what you’re looking for
The best Alexa weather skill when…
You just want a quick update
Just use the default Alexa weather skill. It’s free! You can find out the weather conditions at home or in another city or town.
“Alexa, what’s the weather today?”
“Alexa, what’s the weather in Ft. Lauderdale tomorrow?”
If you ask Alexa for the weather but you don’t specify location, she’ll give you the weather for the location associated with your Echo device (likely your home or maybe office address).
You want more detail
If you want to know the forecast for the next hour, real feel, sunrise and sunset times, humidity, wind gusts and more, ask Alexa for the Big Sky weather skill (it’s also free!).
“Alexa, ask Big Sky what the weather is today.”
Want to get even more out of Big Sky, like seeing live weather radar and customizing your weather update? Check out A Better Way To Ask Alexa for the Weather.
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