Install Simple Weather Indicator on Ubuntu 17.04

Install Simple Weather Indicator on Ubuntu 17.04. Simple weather indicator for Ubuntu unity and Gnome 3 Systems. It is developed with Python and uses two web service calls, (based on Open Weather Map) to detect user’s location and temperature respectively.


  • Simple & elegant
  • Configurable
    • Automatic/manual location detection
    • Show/hide location
    • Enable/disable indicator startup
    • Unit of measurement support (Metric, Imperial)
    • Rounding weather temperature
  • Feature-rich
    • Weather change notification
    • Overall weather condition
    • Feels like
    • Humdity level
    • Wind speed
    • Weather cloudiness
    • Weather pressure
    • Weather visibility
  • Small footprint
  • Available through PPA for Ubuntu users
  • Available through AUR for Arch users
  • Free and public API (Eris Weather API)
  • GPL v3.0 licensed

Finally version 1.0 is released

The stable release of version 1.0 of Simple Weather Indicator is publicly available via binary package and PPA. This version brings many bug fixes and new features as below:

  • Weather change notification
  • Feels like
  • Unified measurement unit
  • Manual refresh
  • Last update time
  • Retry mechanism up to 100 times (when the Internet connection is broken or remote server is inaccessible)
  • Minor bug fixes

This release is the last major version of Simple Weather Indicator as Canonical deprecated Unity desktop environment. However, bug fixes and minor releases will be continued until Ubuntu 16.04 end of life, April 2021.

The new release is available via PPA for following Ubuntu versions:

  • Zesty Zapus 17.04
  • Xenial Xerus 16.04 LTS
  • Trusty Tahr 14.04 LTS

In this version, we dropped support for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid), and Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak).

Install Simple Weather Indicator

Run the following commands in Terminal to install Simple Weather Indicator on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.04 and other Ubuntu Derivatives:

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

Via Debian package file

If you are using any Debian based distribution except Ubuntu, you can download DEB file from releases link and install it via this command:

$ sudo dpkg -i indicator-weather_Version_all.deb

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