Plasma 5 Weather

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/kotelnik/plasma-applet-weather-widget

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Description:

Plasmoid for showing weather information from yr.no and Open Weather Map servers.

Features:
- shows basic info (with font-like icons) in panel
- shows meteogram + long term forecast in expanded plasmoid
- shows more info and near future forecast in tooltip
- offline cache
- support for multiple places
- system tray support

Future plans:
- support for other providers (accu, yahoo)
- place picker

REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES
- qt5-xmllistmodel, qt5-graphicaleffects
- e.g. packages for kubuntu users: qml-module-qtquick-xmllistmodel, libqt5qml-graphicaleffects

HOW TO INSTALL
- EDIT: Preferred way: your distribution's package manager or build it yourself (https://github.com/kotelnik/plasma-applet-weather-widget#requirements)

ANOTHER WAY TO INSTALL
- Add Widgets... -> Get new widgets -> Download new plasma widgets
- find this applet and install through the first item with .plasmoid extension
- NOTE: this version does not support offline data cache
Last changelog:

1.6.10 2 years ago

- fixed infinite reload timeout
- kelvin unit support
- code cleanup
- reduced OWM crashing (still happening though)

jerfly1

3 years ago

I love the chart, could you add a vertical red line, maybe 10 pixels wide for the current time so it's easy to see where in the trend we lie?

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Walternate

2 years ago

Excellent suggestion!

I second the request for this feature addition, please.

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schnelle

3 years ago

From time to time widget freezes. It stops/cannot reload and stays in that frozen state until logout/reboot. Plus circle constantly spins end eats cpu (pause does not stop the circle spinning).

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IronManCC

3 years ago

My weather source of choice is Weather Underground; so would love to see support for it.

https://www.wunderground.com/

Otherwise, recently decided to give this widget a try and have been enjoying it.

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VaporEidolon

3 years ago

Hi and thanks for this plasmoid!

I miss a couple of things:
1 - I don't get a cloud cover forecast as you do. Why?
2 - Why no prediction for rainfall amount?
3 - Additional providers. Those used do not really provide very good predictions in many areas. I suggest you could maybe try to use the forecasts from ECMWF - they are quite good, they use a large ensemble size to give an idea of the uncertainty.
4 - As asked before, the ability to have the plasmoid on the desktop, full time, with the full meteogram.
5 - If two consequent locations have the same name/alias, make them use the same scales. This way, I can compare the forecasts from multiple providers (just two right now) for the same area.

Thanks again, awesome plasmoid!

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clearmartin

3 years ago

Thanks for positive feedback and for your suggestions!

ad 1) If you are using rendered meteogram (for OWM and optionally for yr.no) you don't have a cloud cover forecast. This is because I did not have time to work it in, yet. Or did you mean something else?

ad 2) I don't understand. Isn't it the precipitation bars in the bottom of the meteogram?

ad 3) I know, more providers :D. I'm planning weather.com or yahoo as the next one. I don't know ECMWF very well but it seems like they don't have much free data. Or can you point me to some free api from which I can consume XML or JSON?

ad 4) Will do.

ad 5) Uff, I'll put it on my TODO list but it won't be done anytime soon, sorry :).

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VaporEidolon

3 years ago

Hi!
1) I just looked at the snapshop above, and you have the cloud cover there, that's why I asked ;)

2) My bad, I'm an idiot! No rain for the next days where I live!
3) I was referring to these:
http://www.ecmwf.int/en/forecasts/charts/medium/mean-sea-level-pressure-wind-speed-850-hpa-and-geopotential-500-hpa?time=2016040512,0,2016040512&parameter=Wind%20850%20and%20mslp&area=Europe
and these:
http://www.ecmwf.int/en/forecasts/charts/medium/ensemble-mean-and-spread-four-standard-parameters?time=2016040500,0,2016040500&parameter=MSLP&area=Europe
Unfortunately they have some kind of API, but I'm not sure it can be of help:
https://software.ecmwf.int/wiki/display/WEBAPI/ECMWF+Web+API+Home
most data will probably be in Grib or NetCDF format, which if not good in this case. I did not think of the fact that you'll need something in plain text.
You may find some other general info about useful providers here:
http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/81900/real-time-weather-forecast-raster-for-europe
4) Yay!
5) That's all right ;)

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janet

3 years ago

When I use the widget via systemtray I get a popup with a simplified forecast (compared to the very detailed popup for the panel) for the next days.

When the applet the popup is the same as for the systemtray but blinks that short that you cannot recognize anything. How can this be fixed?

And a wish on top: Can you please (optionally) make the widget on the desktop look like the popup for the systemtray/desktop? So that you have a simplified yet more complete overview at on glance instead of the single temperature + symbol view?

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clearmartin

3 years ago

ad 1) Systray expanded area has limited space. This is the main reason why the forecast is not so detailed. Do you think it should have also a graph?

ad 2) To be honest I don't know how to make the systray tooltip more persistent. In systray tooltip has limited possibilities.

ad 3) I can do that. I have limited time possibilities nowadays but eventually I'll get to it ;).

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molecule-eye

3 years ago

Only one request: wind speed in kilometers per hour (kph)!

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clearmartin

3 years ago

This should be easy. Next release ;).

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bhlevca

3 years ago

Goon app but I have Three issues:
1) If you mix yR with OWN entries then the yR entry will not display below the map the temperature evolution from 0 to 24 for each day (vertical). however, the OWN entry shows that.
2) There is no way to set the start time. It appear to always shows the UTC time, which may be good for Europe, but not for other time zones
3) It show the weather forecast for the next days but no details for the current day.

Other than that I like the app and it had good potential. I think that fixing these things is more important than adding new sources.

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clearmartin

3 years ago

Hi! Thanks for your feedback! I agree bug fixing should be preferred.

ad 1)
This looks like a regression. Please try the latest version (I've now released 1.6.2)

ad 2)
Start time and overall time management should be fixed in this version, too. Please try and report back :). Still for yr.no provider there is no way showing really current weather in meteogram because they only provide weather forecast starting 1-3 hours in the future. Open Weather Map should be fine though.

ad 3)
Under the map on the left there is a "today" column with today temperatures. The current weather conditions are listed in widget tooltip and also partially in meteogram. But maybe you meant showing more info inside expanded plasmoid under the meteogram?

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bhlevca

3 years ago

Hi

I had to compile myself (from github) and install it. The one which was installed from the plasma repository is possible that was not replaced.

It would be good if you can stick somewhere the version number as I had no clue what version I was testing.

1) Fixed.
2) Fixed. The OWM does not offer cloud and wind info
3) Yes I meant in the expanded plasmoid. Also Wind, humidity etc would be good. In addition OWM does not print the Name of the location but just a number, which is annoying

Also, It would be good (if sources permit) to be able to select current/day forecast , 2 day forecast or extended (7 days) forecast

Bogdan

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clearmartin

3 years ago

Thanks for retesting and suggestions.

Yes, this is known plasma bug. Hopefully will be fixed soon (updating through "Get new widgets").

I'll add some version info next release.

ad 2)
I'm working on it :)

ad 3)
I'll try to stick the missing current weather conditions inside expanded plasmoid.

The idea is that all weather info (current, 2 day and long term) is showed at once in expanded plasmoid. Or did you mean showing e.g. current + 2 more days right inside panel?

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bhlevca

3 years ago

"The idea is that all weather info (current, 2 day and long term) is showed at once in expanded plasmoid. Or did you mean showing e.g. current + 2 more days right inside panel?"

Yes, inside this panel it would be good to have detailed current conditions: temp, wind, humidity, pressure and + 2 days forecast, but probably with less info because it is not available

Great work.

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clearmartin

3 years ago

Understood. I'll try to do my best :).

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pmendl

3 years ago

I use dual boot Linux/Windows 7 if it matters. After reboot into linux the data shown are incorrect (probably until next regular reload - did not check, just today noticed the behavior), and last reload time displays 8309m ago. However hovering mouse pops up correct data (cloud cover, temperature). As well clicking on the gadget to display yr.no forecast gives proper (current) forecast timeline. Nevertheless 8309m ago is again displayed in the lower left corner. Hovering the mouse turns this to "Reload" button, however clicking it does not change the last reload time figures, neither does it change the main gadget displayed values.

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clearmartin

3 years ago

Maybe it really corresponds with the time skew related to win/linux dual-booting. You should set your time to "local" in your linux distro so that both windows and linux is setting the same time in bios. Anyway it looks like you are using an old version of Weather Widget because of the big number of "minutes ago". The newer versions are using also days and hours.

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robbyk

3 years ago

Hi, I have one problem with every one of the Weather widgets on KDE, none of them will find me. I am located in the US, Mississippi, and entering my zip code, or even the in town NOAA weather station ID, returns only European stations. I don't even know where to start asking where to start. I mean usually I figure it's something I've done, and it may be, but how could all of them return the same stations, but they all (mostly) use the same search program so I just don't know. Can you give me any help?

Thanks

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clearmartin

3 years ago

Hi, I'm not sure I can help you as you probably tried all what I'm going to suggest. Probably the only way to find your location is here:
http://openweathermap.org/find
...for OWM provider and here in search bar:
http://www.yr.no
...for yr.no provider

If these are not returning expected result maybe you are entering invalid data (my zip code was also not found) so I suggest to find your place on maps.google.com, copy the name to the search bar in OWM or yr.no site and hope for the best :). But it should find anything since it has found little villages in Czech Republic...

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gericom

3 years ago

First, thanx for this great extention, being now installed by default on my Netrunner/Manjaro system.
I have one simple suggestion - besides yr.no and owm, can you add as provider, if it is possible, also weather.com - being used by default on google weather page, google now launcher on android, yahoo and more.
Thanx in advance.

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clearmartin

3 years ago

Thanks for your feedback! I guess I can add more providers... I was planning the yahoo one. I'll add more (e.g. weather.com) but it will take time as I have plans with other widgets, too :-).

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gericom

3 years ago

Great, to hear that, as to me weather.com gives the most accurate temperature info. Thanx once again.

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iggypl

3 years ago

I`m on fedora 22 kde and weather-widget not starting after reboot, is there any chance to fix it?

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1.6.10 2 years ago

- fixed infinite reload timeout
- kelvin unit support
- code cleanup
- reduced OWM crashing (still happening though)

Version 1.6.8 2 years ago

Attempt to ensure proper connection timeout (and sequential reconnect).

3 years ago

1.6.5
- loading OWM more reliable
- visible plasmoid version in settings
- localization support (requires installing through "make install" or your distribution's package manager)

1.6.3
- icons in rendered meteogram
- owm request cache fixed

1.6.2
- next days legend fixed
- stability fixes
- rendered meteogram has red/blue temp. colour
- UTC/local-time fixes and option; mmHg option
- tooltip improved

1.6.1
- WARNING: your current locations won't be preserved when updating to this version, I am very sorry for that
- Open Weather Map support
- american settings (mph, inHg)
- proper offline cache implementation (requires C++ extension, therefore offline cache is no longer supported when installing through Add Widgets button)
- rendered meteogram for OWM and optionally for yr.no (it allows to be used by e.g. fahrenheit users)
- bugfixes

1.5.1
- next-days temperatures load fixed
- theming fixes

1.5.0
- theming & layout & other issues fixed (thanks a lot to nowrep from github)
- in-tray & classic tooltip improved
- today info added to expanded part
- finally 3 layout options added
- cache data goes to ~/.cache/ folder instead of in-plasmoid configuration

1.4.1
- added option to pause updating

1.4
- sunrise & sunset time in tooltip
- 'ago' message improved for bigger time intervals

1.3.2
- system tray support
- bugfixes (change place fix; properly handling day/night icons based on sunrise/sunset; credit link fix; resizing on desktop fix)
- more bugfixes: day/night icons fixed, M/s -> m/s (thanks ochurlaud)

1.2.7
- fixed compatibility with KF 5.12

1.2.6
- bug fix: refreshing current place when places changed
- tooltip fixed for KF 5.11
- new widget icon by varlesh

1.2.5
- using avansert_meteogram instead of meteogram (thx to steelsnake for this suggestion)
- better moon icon (thx to jacobtey)
- hour legend
- place aliases
- bug fixes

1.2
- tooltip overhaul

1.1
- offline cache
- fahrenheit support
- support for multiple places
- long-term forecast in expanded plasmoid
- using night icons in the night

1.0.BETA
- initial import

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9 excellent! @clearmartin, could you add a custom font size option like in the Event Calendar widget? (https://store.kde.org/p/998901/) Currently using the horizontal layout the font size is very large, see the image below: https://imgur.com/blzM3oT
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Very informative
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+Now it shows the same pressure like on the website (Today 1030). Great ! :-)
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Great plasmoid. Would it be possible to have an option to disable the blue text about "xxx minutes ago" in some future release? I is not at all legible in most panels or task bars and looks like broken pixels more than anything else. Would be awesome. Good work!
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+best weather plasmoid by far
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Much nicer than the default weather widget that comes with Plasma!
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