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‘Weather Now’ Is A Stylish, Simple Weather App for Chrome

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.

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It’s the sort of app Pawnee news anchor Perd Hapley lives for.

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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.

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It doesn’t have any auto-location shizzle, so you will need to set your locale manually from the settings section.

Settings

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.

Install Weather Now from the Chrome Web Store

  • Kenny Strawn

    Surprised the CRX weighs in at a whopping 10MB for being such a simple app… My “Wake Up!” app, which is literally just as simple, only weighs in at (as per the .zip file size) 22KB and yet still looks great (although, I admit, its purpose is still completely different)…

  • http://about.me/CalebLee Caleb Lee

    Google Now cards already keep me updated on the current weather conditions :D

  • fatlip

    I would just like a time AND date in the system tray without having to rollover, click, etc…