Customizable Weather Widget ‘Gis Weather’ 0.8.4 Released

July 12, 2019

Gis Weather is an open-source desktop weather widget and indicator applet with highly customizable user interface.

Gis Weather is written in Python 3 with GTK+ 3. It features:

  • View weather for several days
  • Detailed weather forecast for today and tomorrow
  • Select the background and theme weather icons
  • “Compass” with the wind direction, with adjustable angle of rotation
  • Highlighting the high wind
  • Support weather services: Gismeteo.com, OpenWeatherMap.org, Yr.no.

The new version 0.84 was released hours ago with updated icons, translations, and various bug-fixes.

How to Install Gis Weather in Ubuntu:

The software offers .deb package available to download at the link below:

Download Gis Weather (.deb)

Grab the package the install it by opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/gis-weather_*.deb

Once installed launch it from your system application menu:

Choose weather service, and setup your location at first launch:

Then you can change icons, background, text font via widget’s right-click menu. And in Preferences, change units, widget location, refresh time interval, appearances, enable indicator applet, auto-start, etc.

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2 responses to Customizable Weather Widget ‘Gis Weather’ 0.8.4 Released

  1. This looks like a great idea, but I can’t make it work. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 32-bit with Unity and Gnome desktop. I can install and it will open. Unfortunately, everything is in Russian, or at least Cyrillic. I have used settings to change to English, with only partial success. I have tried restarting both the laptop and the program. Plus, I can’t figure out how to move the window. It is not locked, but clicking and dragging don’t work. I really would like for this to work, but it doesn’t right now. At least for me.

    • Sorry I don’t get language issue in 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome shell. And to move the widget, go to Preferences -> Window, change the value of “Left” and/or “Top” and hit Enter.