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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

For new changes, bugs, and requests, go to

Want to display weather on Ubuntu Desktop? Well, the best choice should be Typhoon since Stormcloud is not available in Ubuntu 13.04 due to dependency problem.

typhoon weather widget for ubuntu

Typhoon is a free and open-source weather application, which displays a HTC-like weather widget on your Ubuntu desktop. It uses Yahoo! weather service

Typhoon is a fork of discontinued Stormcloud 1.1 with some changes. It excludes the multiple locations feature because no one can live in more than one places in a specific time except electrons! It also removes ‘chameleonic background’ as it would make the app resource hungry.

Install Typhoon in Ubuntu:

To install this weather app for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.04 Precise, 12.10 Quantal and Linux Mint users. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to add the Typhoon ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/typhoon

Then update package lists and install it via:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install typhoon

Once installed, open it from Unity Dash and enjoy!

typhoon for ubuntu

Typhoon project homepage: