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UbuntuIndicatorWeather Tag


UbuntuIndicatorWeather is a very simple weather indicator for Ubuntu unity and Gnome 3. It is developed with Python and uses two web service calls, (based on Open Weather Map) to detect user's location and temperature respectively.


The indicator has dependencies for Python >= 2.7 and requires some Python libraries which are listed below

  • Python >= 2.7
  • Python gtk library
  • Gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1
  • Gir1.2-notify-0.7
  • Python urllib
  • Python json library
  • Python retry library

How to install

Via PPA (Ubuntu only version 0.7 and onwards)

You can add PPA repository for easy installation and be notified on updates. Add the following repository to your machine like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kasra-mp/ubuntu-indicator-weather

$ sudo apt-get update

To install the weather indicator run:

$ sudo apt-get install indicator-weather

Supported Ubuntu versions

  • Bionic Beaver 18.04 LTS
  • Zesty Zapus 17.04 (Until version 1.0)
  • Yakkety Yak 16.10 (Until version 0.9.0)
  • Xenial Xerus 16.04 LTS
  • Wily Werewolf 15.10 (Until version 0.8.2)
  • Vivid Vervet 15.04 (Until version 0.9.0)
  • Trusty Tahr 14.04 LTS

Supported architectures

  • i386
  • X64

Via .deb file

If you want to use older versions (< 0.7) of the indicator or install it on other Debian based distributions, you can download .deb package(s) from release section (link).

Via AUR (Arch Linux)

For Arch Linux, UbuntuIndicatorWeather is available on the Arch User Repository, under the package name ubuntu-indicator-weather (link)

Via .tar.gz file

For non-debian based distributions you can download .tar.gz files which consist of the source code of the indicator from release section (link).

Extract the content of the compressed file and run installation file with root permission.

$ sudo ./


For more information please refer to Simple Weather Indicator website.


Simple Weather Indicator


You can always support, show appreciation by buying a cup of coffee :-)





Indicator Weather is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

Indicator Weather is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


© 2015-2018 Kasra Madadipouya