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boss.king

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I live somewhere cold. The difference between the actual temperature and the temperature after windchill, etc is often pretty extreme and can sometimes be a life-or-death difference if you dress for the wrong one.

Is there any way to get Siri to give me the "feels like" temp rather than the actual temperature, whether it's a specific command or a shortcut I need to invoke? I don't want to install another weather app, I just want Siri to tell me the information that is already in the stock weather app.

I've already tried a number of different commands with no success.
I've tried "what's the wind chill?" which gave me a number that was neither the actual or feels like temp, or the difference between them, so I'm not sure what that was.
I've tried making my own shortcut, but either I'm too stupid to figure this system out or it's just not possible (either of which could be true).

Has anyone had any luck with this?
 

StumpyBloke

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I’m in the UK and just asked for the “what is the feel like temperature “and it worked… surprisingly, considering how utter garbage Siri is!
 
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boss.king

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I’m in the UK and just asked for the “what is the feel like temperature “and it worked… surprisingly, considering how utter garbage Siri is!
Wow. I genuinely don't know how I managed to not try this phrasing before now, but it works. Thank you so much, this is exactly what I was looking for.

EDIT: I realise now that I had been using variations of "what does it feel like outside?" or "how cold does it feel?" which just brought up the regular temperature. The words "feel(s) like temperature" seem to be the magical incantation to get this dumb machine to understand what I'm asking for.
 
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NoBoMac

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Just tried it, and works (sorta) for me. Siri seems to have a hard time with my voice: windchill vs windshield.

But as noted above: feels like works.

"What is the windchill" displayed Weather app's "Feels like".
Shortcut route worked as well.
 

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boss.king

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Just tried it, and works (sorta) for me. Siri seems to have a hard time with my voice: windchill vs windshield.

But as noted above: feels like works.

"What is the windchill" displayed Weather app's "Feels like".
Shortcut route worked as well.
Thanks. I did try "what is the wind chill" but it was a significantly different number from any of the ones I saw in the app, so I'm not really sure what happened there (maybe it was just a bug). I appreciate the response though.
 

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Odd. Yeah, possible glitch as I seem to get valid results across the country. Tried "what is the windchill in" for Chicago, Fargo, etc. and matched what was in the app.
 
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