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Simple Weather Indicator Now Shows You More Meteorological Data

Simple Weather Indicator is a suitably named simple weather indicator for Ubuntu desktops.

We wrote about this ‘no frills’ weather applet a couple of times last year so some of you may remember it. In essence the app serves up  a concise weather overview for your current (or any configured) location.

Earlier this month the applet received an update that adds in a few more frills. More than just temperature, the indicator now divvies up the following meteorological data, all of it a single click away:

  • Weather conditions summary
  • Humidity
  • Wind speed (in km/h)
  • Cloudiness
  • Weather pressure
  • Weather visibility

In addition to that, the app now uses a new, “in-house” open source Weather API called Eris. This is described by Simple Weather Indicator’s developers being ‘highly scalable’ and is said to be ‘more accurate than the old [API]’.

Want to install it on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or later? You can, it even has its own PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kasra-mp/ubuntu-indicator-weather
sudo apt update && sudo apt install indicator-weather

If you don’t want to add the PPA you can download an installer that is suitable for most Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based distributions. Where? From the Ubuntu Indicator Weather Github page of course!