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Look outside if you need weather info, because Google's service is down



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


Original article, November 30 at 1:03 o.m. ET: If you ask Google Assistant for weather information right now, you might be surprised by the answer. Google's weather service must be down, because no matter which location you ask about weather info, you get a zero-degree forecast.

I find it hard to believe that it's zero degrees in Hawaii at the moment. It's definitely not zero degrees in my backyard.

If you use traditional Google search in your browser, it comes from a third-party service, most likely Weather.com. Usually, Google will show its own formatted forecast.

If you try to ask about the weather on Google home hardware, such as the Google Home Hub, you do not get an answer. Instead, Assistant will offer to use a third-party service instead and asks if you want to do that. If you say no, Assistant drops the conversation.

As with most outages involving Google services, it's likely this will be rectified soon. In the meantime, do not believe what Google tells you: I'm sure it's plenty warm in Phoenix, AZ, and not a sub-freezing temperature.

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