I don't need a weather app, I have windows

I just look out of them and judge the weather myself. If I needed longer forecast I guess weather apps would be useful.

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There’s some good options here:

You can also get it from terminal:

wget -qO- "https://wttr.in/"
     \  /       Partly cloudy
   _ /"".-.     +22(25) Β°C     
     \_(   ).   ↙ 19 km/h      
     /(___(__)  10 km          
                0.0 mm         
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β”‚               Mist           β”‚  _`/"".-.     Light rain sho…│    \  /       Partly cloudy  β”‚    \  /       Partly cloudy  β”‚
β”‚  _ - _ - _ -  18 Β°C          β”‚   ,\_(   ).   20 Β°C          β”‚  _ /"".-.     21 Β°C          β”‚  _ /"".-.     18 Β°C          β”‚
β”‚   _ - _ - _   ↙ 14-17 km/h   β”‚    /(___(__)  ↙ 22-25 km/h   β”‚    \_(   ).   ↓ 22-25 km/h   β”‚    \_(   ).   ↓ 20-28 km/h   β”‚
β”‚  _ - _ - _ -  7 km           β”‚      β€˜ β€˜ β€˜ β€˜  10 km          β”‚    /(___(__)  10 km          β”‚    /(___(__)  10 km          β”‚
β”‚               0.1 mm | 66%   β”‚     β€˜ β€˜ β€˜ β€˜   0.1 mm | 33%   β”‚               0.0 mm | 0%    β”‚               0.0 mm | 0%    β”‚
β””β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”΄β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”΄β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”΄β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜
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β”‚               Cloudy         β”‚  _`/"".-.     Patchy rain po…│    \  /       Partly cloudy  β”‚    \  /       Partly cloudy  β”‚
β”‚      .--.     20 Β°C          β”‚   ,\_(   ).   +23(24) Β°C     β”‚  _ /"".-.     22 Β°C          β”‚  _ /"".-.     19 Β°C          β”‚
β”‚   .-(    ).   ↙ 20-23 km/h   β”‚    /(___(__)  ↓ 22-26 km/h   β”‚    \_(   ).   ↓ 23-33 km/h   β”‚    \_(   ).   ↓ 23-37 km/h   β”‚
β”‚  (___.__)__)  10 km          β”‚      β€˜ β€˜ β€˜ β€˜  10 km          β”‚    /(___(__)  10 km          β”‚    /(___(__)  10 km          β”‚
β”‚               0.1 mm | 61%   β”‚     β€˜ β€˜ β€˜ β€˜   0.0 mm | 30%   β”‚               0.0 mm | 0%    β”‚               0.0 mm | 0%    β”‚
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β”‚    \  /       Partly cloudy  β”‚    \  /       Partly cloudy  β”‚    \  /       Partly cloudy  β”‚    \  /       Partly cloudy  β”‚
β”‚  _ /"".-.     20 Β°C          β”‚  _ /"".-.     +23(24) Β°C     β”‚  _ /"".-.     22 Β°C          β”‚  _ /"".-.     19 Β°C          β”‚
β”‚    \_(   ).   ↙ 14-16 km/h   β”‚    \_(   ).   ↙ 16-18 km/h   β”‚    \_(   ).   ↓ 13-21 km/h   β”‚    \_(   ).   ↓ 7-14 km/h    β”‚
β”‚    /(___(__)  10 km          β”‚    /(___(__)  10 km          β”‚    /(___(__)  10 km          β”‚    /(___(__)  10 km          β”‚
β”‚               0.0 mm | 0%    β”‚               0.0 mm | 0%    β”‚               0.0 mm | 0%    β”‚               0.0 mm | 0%    β”‚
β””β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”΄β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”΄β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”΄β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜

More info on how to use it here: Terminal Takeaway πŸ₯‘ - #107 by Ulfnic

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LOL. I used to use a weather app, but since it failed me more than thrice, i’ve gone the same route as the OP.
I’ll see what happens. Usually, i’m prepared. :grinning:

Weather knowledge and forecasting is required in my job and when early in my career I had courses about that I quickly realised forecasts for more than 48 h had more in common with fortune telling than science :sweat_smile: The problem is all the variables. You can have a certitude on the trend but there’s so much stuff influencing weather, especially time wise.

About the apps it’s better if there’s a human forecaster behind. A lot of apps use one or more models and just go with the result. A human will compare models and sometimes discard some. His/her experience and knowledge about the region will also add to the precision. Being closer from the weather instruments will also help.

@Eltuxo you can try the app of the IRM/KMI, it’s pretty accurate. I use it to check when I’ll be walking the dog :dog: and not get soaked :umbrella:

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Thank you very much for the info. I’ll do that. :+1:

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Eyewitness Weather! LOL

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Come winter, look at radar of the Great Lakes during a β€œlake effect” snow. The radar history will show the snow forming above the lakes and pluming off to the east, usually, dumping the snow. A very stationary snow machine.

The predictive radar will show the whole thing moving east as if it were a regular storm. It’s quite funny and a good example of your point: Location and experience is essential to usefully forecasting weather.

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