Weather Desklet

by tipichris
UUID: bbcwx@oak-wood.co.uk
Score: 15
Last edited: 5 days ago
Last commit: 8d40d2a966726ce6ca85262253c9f6f41a1fa28d

Display the weather from several web services on your desktop

The Weather Desklet displays current and forecast weather on your Cinnamon desktop. It has plenty of options for configuring how it looks and comes with a selection of great weather icons, or you can use your own. For those who like to keep an eye on the weather in several locations it supports multiple instances.

At present the Weather Desklet can work with data from the BBC, Open Weather Map, Weather Underground, World Weather Online, forecast.io, meteoblue.com and weather.com (The Weather Channel).

The Weather Desklet includes translations into a growing number of languages.

For detailed usage instruction visit the Weather Desklet's website, or just install the desklet, right click on it and select 'Help'.

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15 Comments

Nice, works well. Had to rely on lat/long coordinates for WeatherUnderground, but didn't really try too hard with others. I do find that, while the desklet is fantastic about all the information, it lacks a basic set of data that I find equally important - the local time.

Is this possible for a future update?

Thanks for your time and work!
Chris Hastie
Chris Hastie-1 week ago
Do you mean time local to the PC, or local to the forecast location? And which time? e.g. current time, last observation time etc? Perhaps raise an issue at https://github.com/tipichris/bbcwx/issues

Depending on exactly what you want to see, it may be possible for some data services, but not all, as not all services return the information needed.
Herb Garcia
Herb Garcia-2 weeks ago
I like it! Running Mint 18.2 and setup via the 'desklets' feature in the gui was painless. Setting the location is done by going to the website of the weather service you'd like to use and observing the location code which is generally at the end of the URL for the city you're in. For 'weather.com' here in Houston the code is '77004:4:US'. Each site is different. Enjoy!
Paul Moffett
Paul Moffett-1 month ago
Changing the reporting location seems impossible. Great looking, though...I just can't use it.
Chris Hastie
Chris Hastie-3 weeks ago
Changing the location is a little tricky, and varies depending on which data service you are using. The documentation at http://www.oak-wood.co.uk/oss/other/bbcwx (or just right click the desklet and select 'Help')
Richard Lezcano
Richard Lezcano-1 month ago
Useless. After having read the setup instructions and followed them: Error 401.
Chris Hastie
Chris Hastie-3 weeks ago
Using which data service?
OpenWeatherMap recently changed the permissions on their APIs. The one that the WeatherDesklet uses is no longer available on the free plan. Other data services continue to work, and there is a pull request for a patch to switch the desklet to the 3 day forecast that is still available free. I just haven't had time to merge it yet.
Sean Galland
Sean Galland-3 months ago
OpenWeatherMap provides and api and it seems to work since I can see humidity and the temperature, but the name says Error: 401. Refreshing doesn't seem to help.
Chris Hastie
Chris Hastie-3 weeks ago
OpenWeatherMap recently changed the permissions on their APIs. The one that the WeatherDesklet uses is no longer available on the free plan. Other data services continue to work, and there is a pull request for a patch to switch the desklet to the 3 day forecast that is still available free. I just haven't had time to merge it yet :(
Craig Sharpe
Craig Sharpe-5 months ago
Weather Underground no longer provides a free API. Let me know when there is an API a normal person would be able to use for free. Until then this is clunkware.
Chris Hastie
Chris Hastie-3 weeks ago
Weather Underground's API remains free for the developer option, which allows you up to 500 calls per day. That should be plenty.
Crypticsz
Crypticsz-3 months ago
OpenWeatherMap is usable. Registering on their website provides you with the API key. Setting locations is done by finding the desired city on their website and then using the number in the end of the link. (For example, the link for Paris is openweathermap.org/city/2988507 with 2988507 being the number you want.)
Aeryck de Sade
Aeryck de Sade-6 months ago
Works great on Cinnamon 3.4.4 in Mint 18.2. Just takes a little reading of the docs to get the setup right (using Weather Underground API).
Seffas
Seffas-6 months ago
Tried this desklet, but setting it up proved to be too difficult.
Nickolay Karnaukhov
Nickolay Karnaukhov-8 months ago
Looks really nice with transparent background and VClouds images