Install My Weather Indicator with Desktop Widget in Ubuntu 16.04

Last updated: April 9, 2016

Desktop Weather App for Ubuntu 16.04

Looking for a weather app for your Ubuntu desktop? Though there are a few available in Software Center, I would recommend my-weather-indicator which is developed by atareao team.

My-weather-indicator is an advanced desktop weather app for Ubuntu Unity. It displays the current weather situation and a week forecast for your location through indicator menu and/or a desktop widget.

my weather indicator and "alinone" widget

my weather indicator and “alinone” widget

one week forecast

one week forecast

It also allows you to see a map of current situation, forecast information for the next hours and days of the temperature, humidity and cloudiness.

Forecast for next hours

Forecast for next hours

The app also features:

  • support two locations
  • weather services: Yahoo, OpenWeatherMap,, world weather online.
  • weather display: Temperature, Pressure, Humidity, Thermal sensation, Dew point, The speed and wind direction, cloudiness, Time sunrise, sunset and twilight, Moon phase
Weather Preferences Window

Weather Preferences Window

How to Install My-weather-indicator in Ubuntu:

The weather app is available in the developer’s PPA for all current Ubuntu releases. Follow the steps below to add PPA and install the software:

1. Add PPA

Open terminal from app launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T keys. When it opens, paste below command and hit run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao

Type in your password (no visual feedback when typing) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.


2. Install the software via Synaptic Package Manager after clicked Refresh button. Or run following commands one by one in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator

Once installed, you can future update of the software alongside other system packages via the Software Updater utility.

3. (Optional) To remove the PPA, use Software & Updates -> Other Software. To remove my-weather-indicator, use Synaptic Package Manager or run command below in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove my-weather-indicator

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12 responses to Install My Weather Indicator with Desktop Widget in Ubuntu 16.04

  1. Hi, did you manage to launch the app?
    I’m on Ubuntu 16.04 and installed the latest version of MWI and it keeps crashing when trying to launch it.
    Any idea?

  2. Hi, installed it today. The same result as Alex on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04
    Log indicates (I think) a problem with country code.

  3. Well, issue resolved.

    What I did was installed and then upgraded on error via terminal. but then.
    I opened Synaptic package manager, searched for “my weather indicator” selected “mark for re-installation” and Applied.
    Started the app again… It Worked…! Thanks for cool utility.


  4. Anderson L. Sergio June 10, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    How do I change the app language? I think it set language automatically through current location but I’m not able to change it

    • Try launching Language Support utility and change languages in both tabs, log out and back in to apply changes.

  5. Can you build a 64 bit package? Thanks.

  6. while selecting locality from search location, the pop up asking proxy internet id and password ,but unable to type those fields in popup!! any solution please share it….


  7. I’m using the Mate desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 – Installing the repository and then the widget worked fine for me, no hangups at all.

  8. Installed on 16.10 and nothing shows up in the upper bar.

  9. Just installed on 16.04 and it closes , tried synaptic and it doesn’t show up, have the repositories installed.
    no widget or anything either.
    is it because i’m using a 64 bit system ?

  10. I had problems launching it, always worked the second time. The problem seems to be “Automatic Location” feature that causes the crash. This is located in the Preferences > “Main Location”. In the General Options section, UN-ticking/clear the “Automatic location” option and finding/setting your location manually fixes the Crashing problem.

    Used ou Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit with the Automatic location unchecked without crashes for months.