How to Install My Weather Indicator in Ubuntu 20.04

Last updated: January 2, 2022

Looking for a desktop weather application for Ubuntu desktop? My Weather Indicator is one of the great choices.

My Weather Indicator is an application especially designed for Ubuntu. It’s written in Python 3 and works on Plasma, GNOME, MATE, Xfce, etc.

The software displays current weather and the weather forecast via system tray indicator applet and desktop widget. Supported weather services include: OpenWeatherMap, Yahoo,, and World Weather Online.

To install the weather application, open terminal from your system application menu and run following commands one by one.

1.) Add the developer’s PPA by running command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao

Type your login password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompt and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Refresh package cache and install the software:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install my-weather-indicator

3.) The first launching My Weather Indicator will bring up the settings dialog. There you can setup your location, widget theme, weather services, auto-start, refresh frequency, etc.

Note: after clicking OK button, it can take a few seconds to show the desktop widget.


To remove the PPA, either open Software & Update > Other Software or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:atareao/atareao

To remove the weather application, run command:

sudo apt remove my-weather-indicator


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11 responses to How to Install My Weather Indicator in Ubuntu 20.04

  1. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt install my-weather-indicator
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package my-weather-indicator

  2. you must include his ppa …rtfm ;-)

  3. Hi,
    I cannot make it “autostart” in ubuntu 20.04.
    If I choose “autostart” it crashes. I have the town set “manual’ not “auto”.

  4. I love My Weather Indicator. Thanks for fixing the readability of the forecast. Anyone else see that when using the widget, it shows as an open application on the ubuntu dock?

  5. Nice. It shows in one corner of one monitor. Is it possible to customize where it displays? It also only showing on one monitor (dual monitors) but would like it on other monitor in specific location. Very nice though.

  6. Cannot launch it, as no instructions for the launch cmd!

  7. Does not launch.

  8. Gary Kirkpatrick January 8, 2022 at 7:17 am

    Great app. Will you update it for Ubuntu 22? It is not installing now.

  9. Very nice app. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Beautifful, always goes with me.