Adding Windows 11 Weather in the Taskbar: All You Need to Know

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  • You can enable Windows 11 weather in the taskbar to view weather information for your location.
  • Windows 11 includes a built-in widget that activates a taskbar weather temperature display icon.
  • You can also add system tray weather info to Windows 11’s taskbar with some third-party apps.

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We all need to check the weather forecasts now and then, right? There are many ways you can check weather details for your location on a Windows 11 PC. Most users will probably look at online forecasts or the Weather app that comes with Windows.

However, you can also add weather details to Windows 11’s taskbar with its Weather widget and the Weather Bar app. By doing so, you’ll be able to view weather info for your location from the taskbar and its system tray area. This is how to add weather info to Windows 11’s taskbar.

How do I get the weather forecast on my taskbar in Windows 11?

1. Enable Windows 11’s Weather widget

  1. First, right-click the Windows 11 desktop to select the Personalize option on its context menu.
  2. Select Taskbar to view the options in the screenshot directly below.
    The Widgets option windows 11 weather in taskbar
  3. Turn on the Widgets option if it’s disabled.
  4. Click the Widgets button on Windows 11’s taskbar.The Widgets button windows 11 weather in taskbar
  5. Select the + Add widgets button shown directly below.
    The Weather app's add button windows 11 weather in taskbar
  6. Then select the Weather widget.

Selecting the Weather widget adds a forecast icon to the taskbar as shown directly below. Hover your cursor over that icon to view weather info for your area. You can view more detailed forecasts for your region by looking at the widget panel.

Weather taskbar icon windows 11 weather in taskbar
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NOTE
Windows 11’s Weather widget won’t show any weather info on the taskbar if your PC hasn’t received the KB5010414 update. You can download and install that update from its Microsoft Update Catalog page. Alternatively, check for new updates via the Windows Update tab in Settings.

2. Add weather details to the system tray

  1. Open the Weather Bar webpage.
  2. Then click the EXE Windows button on that page.
    EXE Windows button windows 11 weather in taskbar
  3. Bring up the folder in which Weather Bug downloaded.
  4. Double-click the win32-weather-bar-1.0.0.exe to install the app.
  5. Then double-click the Weather Bar shortcut that appears on the desktop after installation.
  6. Click the Weather Bar system tray icon to open the app.
  7. Press the Weather App’s hamburger button. 
  8. Select the New Location option.
    New Location option windows 11 weather in taskbar
  9. Then enter your city or town within the search text box. If you don’t live in a city or large town, input your nearest city location.
    Location search box windows 11 weather in taskbar
  10. Now you can hover the cursor over the Weather Bar system tray icon to view further weather info for your geographical area.
    Weather Bar's system tray icon windows 11 weather in taskbar

How do I change the weather language on Windows 11?

You can change the display language of the Weather widget, and others, in Windows 11 by configuring language and region settings. Settings include a Windows display language option with which you can change the language for features. This is how to change the Weather widget’s language in Settings:

  1. Press the Windows + I keyboard key combination to view Settings.
  2. Click Time & language > Language & region in Settings.
    Language & region option windows 11 weather in taskbar
  3. Select the Add & language option.
    Add & language button windows 11 weather in taskbar
  4. Input a language in the search box, and then select the one you want.
    Choose a language to install menu windows 11 weather in taskbar
  5. Click Next and Install to add the language.
  6. Then select the language you just added in the Windows display language drop-down menu.
    Windows display language drop-down menu windows 11 weather in taskbar
  7. Click Sign out to apply the new language settings.

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Some users have said in forum posts that the temperature in Windows 11’s Weather widget not updating. Consequently, that widget always displays the same temperature and weather info (even after restarting Windows). If the same thing happens for your Weather widget, try restarting its process.

  1. Press the Windows + X keyboard keys, and select the Task Manager menu option.
    Task Manager option windows 11 weather in taskbar
  2. Click the Processes tab if it’s not already selected.
  3. Scroll down to and select Windows Widgets.
  4. Press the End task button.
    End task button windows 11 weather in taskbar
  5. Click the Widgets taskbar button to restart the process.

How do I turn off the weather info in Windows 11’s taskbar?

You can turn off the taskbar’s weather info by unpinning the Weather widget. Click the Widgets button to open its panel. Then click the More options button at the top right of the Weather widget to select Unpin widget. The original Widgets button will be restored after restarting Windows.

The Unpin widget option windows 11 weather in taskbar

Both the Weather widget and Weather Bar will display current weather info for your location along the taskbar. You can click their icons to quickly check forecasts for upcoming days. Both taskbar additions make weather info more directly accessible in Windows 11.

So, you won’t need to open your browser to check weather forecasts ever again with the Weather widget enabled or Weather Bar installed. Do you prefer Weather Bar or the Weather widget? Let us know which one you prefer in the comments section below.

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