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This quick tutorial shows you how to install my-weather-indicator, an open-source weather indicator and desktop widget, in Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic.

My-weather-indicator is a Unity indicator applet developed by atareao team. It displays the weather information, forecast, evolution, and forecast map of selected locations on Ubuntu panel. It also supports desktop widget.

Yahoo, Open Weather Map,, World Weather Online weather services are supported.

Weather indicator and widget

Install My-weather-indicator:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to add the developer’s PPA and install the indicator:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao 

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator

If you don’t want to add the PPA, grab the .deb installer directly from Launchpad Page.

The first time you launch the indicator, the Preferences window opens, there you can set your location, second location, show widget or not, widget skin, weather services, units, auto-start, refresh frequency, and more.

My-weather-indicator settings

desktop weather widget in Ubuntu 14.04

Want to display weather forecast on your Ubuntu desktop? Well, there is an open-source and highly customizable desktop weather widget called Gis Weather.

Gis Weather is a new project, about half a year old, that displays up to 12-day weather forecast on your Linux desktop. So far, supported weather services include gismeteo and It has been translated to Spanish, French, Romanian, and Latvian.

Gis Weather Widget in Ubuntu 14.04

Gis Weather Widget in Ubuntu 14.04

Gis Weather has few dependencies: python3-gi, python3-gi-cairo, and gir1.2-gtk-3.0. It works on Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10 and other derivatives.


  • View weather for several days – 3 to 12
  • Detailed weather forecast for today and tomorrow
  • Fast switching between cities
  • Select the background and theme weather icons
  • “Compass” with the wind direction, with adjustable angle of rotation
  • Highlighting the high wind

Install Gis Weather in Ubuntu:

Just download and install the latest “gis-weather_x.x.x_all.deb” file from the link below:

Download Gis Weather

Once installed, open it from Unity Dash or Menu and set up your location as it prompted.

Gis Weather widget set location