Weather Location Tracking

Choca Choca
Created: 4 years and 5 months ago
When I search for weather it comes up with weather from the other side of the world

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x.15a2
Using Pale Moon browser on Windows 7 (both 64 bit) I just tried used the search term weather and the results correctly reported my local weather forecast.

DDG's Weather IA uses forecast.io, so try going to http://forecast.io/ and see what it reports as your currently location.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader4 years and 4 months ago Link
anonymous
Make sure you're not connected through a proxy/vpn or behind a NAT. I think Forecast.io uses the IP address as the primary signal for determining your location.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 4 months ago Link
crazedpsyc
Correct, but in this case DDG is giving forecast.io the location, not the IP.

@Choca - where am I @ DDG will show you where DDG thinks you are (based on your IP). There is no way to change that, but you can search for "<location> weather" to get a specific place: Berlin weather @ DDG
posted by crazedpsyc 4 years and 4 months ago Link
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