When you want the current weather conditions without having to visit a graphically busy weather website, or without the benefit of a GUI (say working a shell), a great app will give you the weather conditions in no time, just by typing weather at the command prompt.
Simply sudo apt-get install weather-util, and set up the .weatherrc file, and you’ll have instant local weather, plus you can set up presets for weather at [work], [home] or [elsewhere], so you can get the weather for any city.
Google “weather-util” for more links on the subject. The application’s home page is here.
Here’s some sample output:
$ weather Current conditions at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU) Last updated Jun 04, 2008 - 01:51 AM EDT / 2008.06.04 0551 UTC Wind: from the S (180 degrees) at 10 MPH (9 KT) Sky conditions: mostly cloudy Temperature: 72.0 F (22.2 C) Relative Humidity: 73% City Forecast for Raleigh Durham, NC Issued Wednesday morning - Jun 4, 2008 Wednesday... Partly cloudy, high 67, 20% chance of precipitation. Wednesday night... Low 96, 20% chance of precipitation. Thursday... Partly cloudy, high 71, 10% chance of precipitation. Thursday night... Low 97. Friday... High 72.