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Look outside if you need weather info, because Google services are not active



A dark cloud behind some trees. Max Pixel

Update, November 30 at 3:36 a.m. ET night: It looks like Google's weather service is active and running again!


Original article, November 30 at 13.03. ET: If you request a Google Assistant for current weather information, you might be surprised by the answer. Google's weather service must be stopped, because wherever you ask about weather info, you get a zero degree estimate.

I find it hard to believe that it's zero degrees in Hawaii at this time. That is definitely not zero degrees in my backyard.

If you use traditional Google Search in your browser, you still get weather info but it comes from third party services, most likely Weather.com. Usually, Google will display its own formatted predictions.

If you try to ask for the weather on a Google Home device, such as the Google Home Hub, you don't get an answer. Instead, the Assistant will offer to use third party services instead and ask if you want to do that. If you say no, the Assistant stops the conversation.

Like most outages involving Google services, this possibility will be fixed soon. In the meantime, don't believe what Google says to you: I'm sure it's quite warm in Phoenix, AZ, and not very cold temperatures.

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