Install Simple Weather Indicator in Ubuntu 16.04/16.10/17.04

Last updated: February 26, 2017


Simple Weather Indicator is an elegant and very simple system tray applet that displays the current weather condition of the user’s location in Unity and Gnome 3.

The applet is developed with Python and uses two web service calls and to detect user’s location and temperature respectively.


  • Automatic/manual location detection
  • Show/hide location
  • Enable/disable indicator startup
  • Temperature scale support (Celsius, Fahrenheit)
  • Rounding weather temperature
  • Overall weather condition
  • Humdity level
  • Wind speed
  • Weather cloudiness
  • Weather pressure
  • Weather visibility

How to Install Simple Weather Indicator via PPA in Ubuntu:

The developer has made the indicator into PPA repository, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives.

To install it, simply open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands one by one to get it from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kasra-mp/ubuntu-indicator-weather

sudo apt update

sudo apt install indicator-weather

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the latest “indicator-weather_x.x-xxx_all.deb” package from:

Then click install via Ubuntu Software App.


To remove the applet, run following command in terminal:

sudo apt remove indicator-weather

And remove the PPA by going to System Settings -> Softwware & Updates -> Other Software tab.


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4 responses to Install Simple Weather Indicator in Ubuntu 16.04/16.10/17.04

  1. Tamas Endre Farkas July 24, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Hello Jim,

    I have installed the indicator-weather on my Precise Pangolin but it cannot be configured to show the actual weather data at any place. Is there any solution to will it work on my old system?

    Thx in advance!


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  2. Hello
    Why does it show 2/1 on the right from the temperature?? Would like to get rid of it


  3. It’s not working on 16.04. Crashing all the time!! I tried updating it too but no luck. It’s crashing even after that..