How to remove the weather section from Outlook 2019, 2016 and 2013?


Last updated: July 2018

Applicable to:

  • Microsoft Office 2019, 2016, 2013; both 365 and standard distributions.
  • Windows 10,8 and 7; Apple MAC OS X

The other day, i received the following note from a friend who uses Outlook to manage his mail, contacts, tasks and calendar; and also happens to travel quite a bit in between:-):

Hey, don’t know if you saw that the Outlook calendar is now shipping a tiny weather widget that displays the current conditions on a predefined city / location. Was wondering whether there is some setting or configuration that will allow me to hide that weather bar in my Outlook calendar as i find it a bit distracting. Any pointers are appreciated :-)

Yep, one of the new features introduced in Outlook 2013 is the display of a simple weather conditions forecast in your calendar header. For me, that’s quite a nice feature, as it saves me a time to lookup weather forecast conditions in Accuweather, Weather channel and so forth. That said, removing the bar from Outlook is pretty straightforward fortunately.

Removing the weather bar from Outlook

  1. In Outlook 2013 or 2016 , hit on File.
  2. Now select Options
  3. In the Outlook Options dialog, select Calendar.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the dialog and uncheck the ” Show weather on the calendar” box.
  5. Your weather bar won’t be displayed in Calendar.
  6. In that same dialog you are able to determine the Outlook weather settings; so that you can (for example) display the weather in your favorite vacation location in your calendar :-).

Turn off the weather widget in MAC OS X

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook in your MAC
  2. Hit Outlook, then Preferences, then go ahead and select Calendar.
  3. In the Weather section, uncheck the “Show current weather on calendar” box as shown below:

Hide_Weather_MAC

Showing / Adding the weather into Outlook

The weather section comes enabled by default, however, if it happens to be disabled in your installation, you can add it back quite easily.



All you’ll need to do is to proceed as indicated above. he only difference is to check the “Show weather on calendar” check box, and that will do the trick for you.

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3 comments
J says August 24, 2017

Really helpful thanks!

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T says January 9, 2018

Excellent – so easy when you know how

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johnbroo9ks says November 15, 2018

thanks! that’s a bit of a no-no like the Vista sidebar. Eats bandwidth but could it pose a security issue, as in another port open?

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