Keeping an eye on current weather conditions is something a lot of us do, and there are ample ways to get real-time weather information on the Ubuntu desktop.
The GNOME Weather desktop app (available in the Ubuntu repos) is a great tool as not only can you open the app to see weather information for any location you want, but it integrates a 4-day weather forest in the notification shade (calendar applet? Never sure what to call it).
But if you want to be able to glance at the top panel of your Ubuntu desktop to get the current weather conditions and temperature, without the hassle of opening a separate weather app or opening a pop-up menu, check out the Weather or Not GNOME extension.
Weather or Not leverages the same backend to display the current weather in the panel. Clicking on its panel icon will open the GNOME Weather app so that you can get dive deeper into more detail.
This is a fork of the fork of the Weather O’Clock extension I’ve covered on omg! linux previously. That extension merges the weather forecast with the clock applet (meaning when you click on either the notification shade opens – some, myself included, prefer that behaviour).
No, this is not the only extension of its type. I’ve looked at Ubuntu weather tools before so I’m aware that X, Y, and Z were released first/have more features/don’t need GNOME Weather/do other things.
This has its own merits.
Weather or Not is aimed at those who use GNOME Weather and want weather info to be shown on the top panel. Plus, in Ubuntu 23.10 (and other Linux distros with GNOME 45+) its possible to choose where the weather indicator sits in the panel:
As mentioned, you need to install GNOME Weather on Ubuntu and set it up (choose to display the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit, and select a specific location to monitor the weather conditions) for this extension to work, and you need an active internet connection.
In all, if you’re looking to put glanceable weather info in Ubuntu top panel in a location of your choosing, leveraging GNOME Weather as a backend, then check this out.
• Get Weather or Not on GNOME Extensions