Bring Weather Reports to Your Desktop with Stormcloud

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Oct 26, 2012 GMT
Dmitri Popov

In our neck of the woods, we talk a lot about the weather. Why? Because the Danish weather is pretty unstable, and it can be rather depressing at times. That's why many of us, including yours truly, are obsessively checking the current weather conditions and forecasts for the coming days several times a day. So for me a decent weather utility is a necessity. For the longest time, I've being using the Forecastfox Weather extension for Firefox and Weatherbug app for Chromium. But thanks to Stormcloud, I can now check the current weather by quickly glancing over my desktop.

This utility is not overloaded with features, but it displays the most essential weather info using a sleek interface. Stormcloud lets you choose between different measurement units and select the color that best fits your desktop. Installing the utility on Ubuntu is a matter of running the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cooperjona/stormcloud
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install stormcloud

Stormcloud is not the most sophisticated weather utility out there, but it looks good and does the job. So what's not to like?


  • KDE has this 'out the box'

    Another feature that KDE has 'out the box'.

    I keep finding that unity/gnome3 are missing apps for a default install that KDE has.
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