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Weather Indicator

Weather Indicator is an Ubuntu appindicator that displays the current weather. Its development stopped a while back and the PPA was removed but Vadim Rutkovsky brought Weather Indicator back to life - for the past two weeks he's been fixing bugs for the old Weather Indicator and also, he has created a new PPA for easy installation.

Weather Indicator features:
  • Notifications support for severe weather or every weather condition change
  • the temperature unit can be set to Celsius, Fahrenheit or Kelvin
  • Multiple locations support
  • Extended weather
  • Sunlight/Sunset support with day/night icons
  • The Applet can find your location for you

Weather indicator forecast
(Weather Indicator Forecast)

See our previous posts on Weather Indicator for more info:

Install Weather Indicator

To add the new Weather Indicator PPA and install it in Ubuntu Maverick and Natty, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:weather-indicator-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-weather

Then you can start the initial setup assistant by going to System > Preferences > Weather Indicator Preferences.

Remember to submit any bugs you may find @ Launchpad.

See also: 'My Weather Indicator': A New Ubuntu Weather Appindicator