Indicator-Weather, the weather forecast applet, has updated this weekend, adding support for forecast data caching, extra weather service providers and making available more locations.


Data-caching is the big sell in this release. By caching weather data and storing user settings in CouchDB, the sync-friendly database used in Ubuntu, users will not only be able to check the weather when offline but also (presumably) sync their settings across computers.

During my tenure of the Indicator-Weather project data-caching was top of my list, so to see it finally implemented makes me incredibly pleased. Now if your internet connection drops your ability to check the weather won’t!

Full change log: –

  • CouchDB integration
  • PyWAPI integration adds Google and Yahoo to weather data providers
  • Geonames DB integration provides more locations


Indicator-weather is available for Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 from the official PPA.

To add and install Indicator-weather via a terminal use the following commands: –

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:weather-indicator-team/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-weather
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