Learning the basics of what you can ask Siri is essential to getting the most out of your iPhone. For instance, did you know there are nine Siri commands that give you weather information for any location? That’s where this post comes in, guiding you through Apple’s Siri Guide, one category at a time.
See the most common question answered in the FAQ section, or view the complete list of weather commands under Keeping Up With Siri in the table of contents below.
Where does Siri get weather info?
Siri pulls weather data from Weather.com. Expect this to change in the next iOS release now that Apple owns Dark Sky.
Keeping Up With Siri
Want to learn all 366 commands you can ask Siri to do? You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Keeping Up With Siri. For this post, I’ll cover using Siri to get weather details from your city or anywhere in the world.
Let’s get started.
Siri can tell you the weather, using Weather.com as the source for weather data. Siri generally has some UI to show you and tells you the highlights.
This is one of the areas I think Siri will change drastically in the next year or two with the purchase of Dark Sky. With that in mind, I’ve added plenty of screenshots below as a baseline so we can see what changes over time.
“Hey Siri, what’s the weather for today?”
This is essentially the main query. When given this command, Siri provides the highlights, like with saying, “81 and sunny with no rain” and shows you this:
“Hey Siri, what’s the weather for tomorrow?”
You can also ask Siri for the weather report for different days. In this case, Siri focuses on tomorrow’s weather data and gives you the temperature and a UI that looks like this:
“Hey Siri, what’s the forecast for this evening?”
Siri also lets you filter for weather data by time. By asking for evening weather, you get the temperature for later in the day and a UI that gives hourly weather after 6pm:
“Hey Siri, how’s the weather in <your city> right now?”
If you don’t specify a city, Siri pulls the weather report for your current location. If you do specify a city, like with the above command, Siri provides weather info for that location instead:
“Hey Siri, what’s the high for Anchorage on Thursday?”
Apple’s Voice Assistant also has the ability to combine both of the above requests together. You can ask for a location and a date at the same time, getting this response from Siri:
“Hey Siri, what’s the temperature outside?”
This command gives you a similar UI, but Siri’s response is much more to the point. Siri responds with: “It’s about 82 degrees outside.” And here’s what the UI looks like:
“Hey Siri, how windy is it out there?”
Siri can give you strength and direction. Like with other commands, Siri speaks the weather data, prints it, and gives the following UI:
“Hey Siri, when is sunrise in Paris?”
Siri gives you sunrise and sunset times for any given location. For this command, Siri prints and speaks the time for sunrise in Paris and gives the familiar UI displaying weather info:
“Hey Siri, should I bring an umbrella today?”
When given this command, Siri answers the question, saying something like, “It doesn’t look like it’s going to rain today in Paris, France,” and then provides the familiar weather UI:
I asked Siri this question right after asking for the sunrise time in Paris. What’s interesting is Siri remembered my last command and gave me the weather report for Paris when answering this new command. It didn’t use my current location instead, meaning Siri has some intelligence that is saved between commands.
Check out what else you can do with Apple’s Voice Assistant in Keeping Up With Siri Commands. In this series, I list the complete lineup of Siri capabilities.