What’s the weather like outside? You could always have a butcher’s out the window to find out, but where’s the fun in that?
‘Weather Now’ is a delightfully simple Chrome App that aims to do one thing, and one thing alone: relay the current weather conditions as they stand. No 24-hour, 7-day, 14-day or 365-day forecast, no anticipated temperature highs and lows, and no frilly extras. Just the weather as it is.
It’s the sort of app Pawnee news anchor Perd Hapley lives for.
Open Weather Map Data
Weather Now uses OpenWeatherMap as a meteorological data backend, which gathers and processes raw data from airport weather stations, radars, and official weather stations across the world. Inspired by OpenStreetMap, OWM also allows users to connect their weather stations to the service to improve the accuracy of data gathered.
The main view is split into two main sections: the left shows the temperature and location name, while the right offers up iconographic overview of conditions (raining, snowing, etc.) plus the amount of water vapour in the air and the current wind speed for your set location.
It doesn’t have any auto-location shizzle, so you will need to set your locale manually from the settings section.
In keeping with the rest of the app the settings pane is suitably brief: you can enter a location by typing a city name, city ID or a postal code (with country, like 02134 USA, if it finds a postal code in the wrong country). You can also punch in your geographical coordinates if you’re an explorer in the middle of nowhere.
You also have the option to choose whether the temperature unit is shown in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
Install Weather Now for Chrome
Weather Now is a free app available from the Chrome Web Store.