Free Weather Forecast Widget For Windows: Weather Meter

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Weather Meter is a free weather forecast widget for Windows which reports detailed information about weather conditions for pretty much every location in the world. Widget reports back the usual information like the temperature, humidity, pressure, wind, cloud cover, etc. It can also give you a detailed weather forecast for the day, and additionally a 14 day weather forecast which opens up inside a web browser.

Screenshot down below shows us the simplified version of the widget, the one where only the current weather conditions are shown. By clicking on the sun icon, or whatever icon is gonna be shown on your end (it depends on weather conditions of course), you’re gonna see the expanded daily weather forecast.

Weather Meter default window
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Appearance of this free weather forecast widget is slick and easy going. All the info about the weather conditions is listed in clear font, with every section having a different color (sunsets, sunrises, temperatures, etc). All the colors can be changed, and you can also select which info about the weather is gonna be shown by opening up the settings.

Key features of Weather Meter Weather Widget are:

  • Free and simple to setup: easily adds a weather widget to your desktop
  • Gives detailed weather information: temperatures, humidity, sunrise, etc
  • Customizable appearance: select what’s gonna be showed, which colors
  • Size of the widget can be changed to anything you might want
  • Daily weather forecast: shows you detailed hourly forecast for the day
  • Optionally shows 14 day forecast: opens up inside web browser
  • Works with all versions of Windows: starting with Windows XP

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Weather forecast used by Weather Meter is pulled from online, so you always get the latest scoop on the weather, right from the desktop. This also means that in order to use this free weather forecast widget, you need to have an active internet connection. Here’s a few pointers to help you get started.

How to get weather updates with Weather Meter: free weather forecast widget

Weather Meter will automatically detect your location and start reporting weather for it. If you would like it to work for a different location then you’re gonna have to open up settings by mouse hovering over the widget and then clicking on the wrench icon in the top right corner.

Weather Meter settings

Location can be changed by clicking on the Options tab. Others are for configuring the widget appearance. To see weather forecast, click on the weather icon in the top left corner.

Weather Meter forecast

Weather forecast for the day will open up in an extended view. To see the full 2 week weather forecast click on the link which will take you to the website.


Weather Meter is a very good looking weather forecast widget, which is very customizable. If you want to add a little bit of eye candy to your Windows desktop, then Weather Meter is the way to go. It has a very low resource usage and it doesn’t take a lot of time in order to setup everything properly. Location is configured automatically, and if you don’t want to, you don’t need to change anything else after that. Free download.

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Free Weather Forecast Widget For Windows: Weather Meter

by Zoran Valentak time to read: 2 min