Is there any weather app that works with Ubuntu 12.04?

I tried many of them including the screenlets.

Nothing seems to work.

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    Give up on a weather widget. Set a bookmark for your favorite weather site in Firefox and make do with that. I'm an electrical engineer, so not exactly lacking in PC skills. I messed around for a couple of hours trying to find and install various weather widgets. I give up. I like Ubuntu a lot, but no distro is perfect, and Ubuntu seems hostile to weather widgets. In PCLinuxOS, I had the choice of about four of them, and they were all simple one click installations to the panel. I also miss the dictionary widget. I used these two widgets all the time. The Ubuntu Widget Nazi says, "NO WIDGETS F
    – user261033
    Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 22:20

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Here are some variants you may like:

First Way: city lens

![this is that "weather lens"][1]
to install type this in terminal(to start Ctrl+Alt+T)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-lens-utilities unity-scope-cities

Second Way: weather indicator

--- ![weather applet indicator][4] --- to install weather applet indicator write in terminal(to start Ctrl+Alt+T)
sudo apt-get install indicator-weather

or click this button

Third Way: My Weather Indicator

--- ![My weather indicator][7] --- to install my weather indicator type in terminal(to start Ctrl+Alt+T):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator

Fourth Way: Stormcloud



Paid Application ($2.99), available at developers' website

For gnome shell users

--- Here we have one amazing extension for gnome shell called **Weather** or something like that. Here is screenshot:


So to install this just move on here and click that switch-i like thing on the right to turn it on, and it will ask you do you want to install it. Just say yes. Add your cities and you have another awesome weather app for gnome!

Alternative Way: HTC-style Weather Clock

--- ![HTC-style coool weather clock][12] --- for this just read from [here](http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/10/htc-weather-clock-widget-ubuntu)
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    uploaded to youtube: @tijybba link: youtube.com/watch?v=hXB3cu7i2Sg
    – hingev
    Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 8:28

Note: The software in this answer does not work anymore due to Yahoo Weather API changes.

There's a fork of Stormcloud for those who don't want to pay.

Typhoon is a free and open source weather application. It is based on Stormcloud 1.1 ,however without the bells and whistles. It is and always will be free. We have not included features like multiple locations due to no one can live in more than one places in a specific time(except electrons!). If you want to check the weather of any other location, you have to change the location. Also, we have not included 'chameleonic background' as it would make the app resource hungry. It is now a couple of mbs but 'chameleonic background' would make it around 300 mb.

To install Typhoon, start terminal by Ctrl+Alt+t, then run the following commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/typhoon
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install typhoon

Source: https://launchpad.net/typhoon

Homepage & Installation: http://gettyphoon.tk/

  • Just great. Is it possible to extend it to show more info, e.g. Sunset/Sunrise? Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 7:34


Here is a one-liner that is run from the command line. Open up a terminal(Ctrl+Alt+t) and enter the following command:

curl -s wttr.in/<your location>

This makes a call to the wttr.in website based on your specified location. The default settings provides the current weather along with a three day forecast. In my case, I use the following command:

curl -s wttr.in/bothell

This results in the following output:


Generally, I do not need an entire three day forecast, and I also wanted the current date and time displayed, so I wrapped this in a tiny shell script, called weather.sh:

curl -s wttr.in/bothell | head -7

This gives me the following output to the console:

Tue Aug 30 23:39:31 PDT 2016
Weather for City: Bothell, United States of America
 \   /     Clear 
  .-.      62 °F          
―(   ) ―   ↖ 8 mph        
  `-’      9 mi           
 /   \     0.0 in 

If you are interested in the back-end code, it can be found at https://github.com/chubin/wttr.in I found the original command on commandlinefu.


Indicator-Weather is a fully featured weather notification applet for use on the GNOME panel. Current weather status is displayed directly on your panel and detailed forecasts are no more than a click away. Implemented using the Indicator Applet API.

Source: https://launchpad.net/weather-indicator

Click to download weather-indicator source package

Click here to install the 32-bit.deb package

I have installed, and it works excellently.


gnome-weather works fine under LXDE (Lubuntu). I installed it in the Application Launch Bar.

sudo apt-get install gnome-weather

Use this to install weather indicator :

sudo apt-get install indicator-weather
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    warning: indicator-weather crashes and won't be fixed. the project is officially dead.
    – mniess
    Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 13:35

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