How To Install Weather Indicator In Ubuntu 13.04

The official weather indicator has been dropped from the software sources list and rightly so because it was broken in Ubuntu 13.04. I realized this when I was using Ubuntu 13.04 beta. If you look for a weather app in Ubuntu Software Center, you can still see Weather Indicator there but when you click on it, it gives you the error message “There isn’t a software package called “indicator-weather” in your current software sources“. This make you wonder how to install Weather Indicator in Ubuntu 13.04.

Install Wetaher Indicator in Ubuntu 13.04 gives error

Since other alternates for Weather Indicator, in Ubuntu Software Center, are awful AWeather and costly Stromcloud, you should opt for My Weather Indicator which is free to use and has lots of customizable options. You can use it as an applet in top panel or as a desktop widget. The desktop widget resembles highly to Android like weather indicator.

Steps to install My Weather Indicator in Ubuntu 13.04:

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and use the following commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator

That’s it. You can search for this app in Unity Dash and configure it a little for the first use. If you want to know more about how to use it, you should read this article on My Weather Indicator. Questions, suggestions are always welcomed.

  • http://idilix.net/ Idilix net

    THX! Some screenshots of the app would be very appreciated though

    • http://www.computerandyou.net/ Abhishek Prakash

      Yeah.. would have been better. I’ll try to put up more screenshots in future articles.