If you need to know what the weather is like outside, just ask Siri. Your voice assistant can tell you if there’s any rain, snow, or wind on the way, as well as the high and low temperatures for the day and current air quality.
If you need more detailed information, Siri can provide hourly or ten-day forecasts. And if you’re curious about the weather in another location, Siri can find that out for you too.
How to ask Siri to check the weather
To begin, activate Siri on your device by using one of these options:
- Press and hold the Side/Home button until Siri appears.
- By saying “Hey Siri”.
Read more about how to set up and use Siri on your iPhone.
- By saying “Hey Siri”.
- By pressing and holding the Digital Crown.
- By using Raise to Speak.
Read more about how to set up and use Siri on your Apple Watch.
- Say “Hey Siri”.
- Press the Siri button.
- Use a keyboard shortcut.
- Use Type to Siri.
Read more about how to set up and use Siri on your Mac.
How to ask Siri to get the current weather Conditions
Checking the current weather forecast is simple.
Hey Siri, how warm is it going to be today?
Siri will provide you with the current temperature and a brief description of the conditions.
You can also ask about specific weather events.
Is there a chance of rain tonight?
Have you ever been caught in a sudden downpour and wished you had known to bring an umbrella? You can ask Siri informal questions, such as whether you’ll need a raincoat, or sunglasses, even for specific times of day:
Will I need an umbrella tomorrow morning?
How to ask Siri to check the weather in the week ahead
Just ask your question, adding ‘this week’ to the end.
Will it be windy this week?
How to ask Siri to tell you the weather anywhere in the world
You can check the detailed weather forecast for any location worldwide and specify whether you want the results to be displayed in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
How hot is it in Vancouver in Fahrenheit?
So next time you’re uncertain about the weather, ask Siri, and you’ll be prepared for whatever conditions the day may bring.
Ask Siri to tell you the local air quality
Siri can also provide you with information on local air quality, which can be helpful if you’re trying to avoid exposure to harmful air pollution and its potential impact on your health.
What is the air quality like today?
What’s the local air quality?
Siri will use your location to check the Air Quality Index for your area (if the service is available in your country), then give you an answer. You can also ask Siri to provide air quality information for other places by saying something like:
What is the air quality like in New York City?
It’s a basic feature, but it helps you make informed decisions about how to protect yourself and your family from potentially unhealthy air particles.
Ask Siri for sunset and sunrise times
Watching the sunrise in the morning is a great way to start the day, as watching the sunset in the evening is a perfect way to wind down. However, beyond just providing a nice view, sunrise and sunset times can also be vital if you are planning outdoor activities.
If you’re curious about when the sun will rise and set, say:
When is sunrise?
What time is sunset?
And if you’re traveling, Siri can also tell you the sunrise and sunset times for that location. Say:
When is sunrise in Boston?
What time is sunset in Tokyo?