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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:

Simple Weather Indicator Release page

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.