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7 Best Weather Apps for Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Best Weather Apps for Ubuntu
Written by Martins D. Okoi

Weather awareness is important to a lot of people, especially those who are always commuting, event planners, etc. And while we have covered several weather applications for Linux in the past, we have never compiled a list that puts the best together.

Today, we bring you a list of the best weather applications you can install on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint set up.

1. Coffee

Coffee is a modern open-source weather application that doubles as a news app. It features a beautiful UI with auto location and a detailed weather forecast for up to 5 days powered by DarkSky and hand-picked news.

You can customize your news from 44 sources around the web and request for more to be added if your preferred channels are missing. Coffee also works with custom locations.

Coffee News and Weather App for Linux

Coffee News and Weather App for Linux

Install it on Ubuntu and its derivatives by running the following commands on the terminal.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:coffee-team/coffee 
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install com.github.nick92.coffee

Read more on Coffee in our article here.

2. GNOME Weather

GNOME Weather is a free, open-source, and modern weather applet created by the GNOME community.

 GNOME Weather

GNOME Weather

It displays a 5-day weather forecast coupled with an appealing UI, location search, auto-location, and weather conditions every hour. It is powered by libgweather.

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3. Meteo

Meteo is a free and open-source weather forecast application powered by OpenWeatherMap. It displays 5-day weather forecasts by the hour complete with details on humidity, wind speed, cloudiness, etc.

Meteo also features both custom and auto-location, and you can decide to interact only with its applet which lives in the system tray.

Meteo Weather App

Meteo Weather App

Install it on Ubuntu and its derivatives by running the following commands on the terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitseater/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install com.gitlab.bitseater.meteo

On Fedora, run the following commands:

$ sudo dnf copr enable bitseater/meteo
$ sudo dnf update
$ sudo dnf install meteo

4. Temps

Temps is a free, open-source, cross-platform, smart, minimalist weather application that lives in the menu bar. My favourite thing about it is its attractive UI/UX approach.

It displays a 4-day weather forecast for any location with interactive animations, an hourly weather graph, and support for timezone and geolocation.

Temps Weather App

Temps Weather App

Read more on Temps in our article here.

5. Open Weather

Open Weather is a free and open-source GNOME extension powered by Dark Sky and OpenWeatherMap.

The Open Weather applet uses a symmetrical layout to display a 10-day forecast from multiple locations without the need for WOEID and guess what’s cooler – its display is customizable!

Open Weather App

Open Weather App

Install it on Ubuntu and its derivatives by running the following commands on the terminal.

$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extension-weather

On Fedora, run the following command.

$ sudo dnf install gnome-shell-extension-openweather

6. Cumulus

Cumulus is a free, and open-source customizable weather application for GNU/Linux and Android OS powered by OpenWeather Map and Weather Underground (Yahoo! Weather has shut down).

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It displays important weather details in the app window including a 5-day weather forecast. My favourite Cumulus feature is the ability to run multiple instances with unique customization and location settings.

Cumulus QT in Action

Cumulus QT in Action

Read more on Cumulus in our article here.

7. Linux Mint Weather Applet

Linux Mint Weather Applet is a lightweight weather applet that comes with Linux Mint and the Cinnamon desktop. It is powered by Open Weather Map, features both auto and custom location, and a 5-day weather forecast.

Linux Mint Weather Applet

Linux Mint Weather Applet

Installing Linux Mint Weather Applet is easy. Right-click on an empty desktop area and download the applet. You will need to sign up for an Open Weather Map API key.

That wraps up my list. In case you’re wondering, Simple Weather Indicator didn’t make it to this list because my cut off is 7. But we can add as many more titles as we want in the discussion section below so feel free.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.