If your travel interests, job requirements, or a family member’s geographic location require you to track the weather in multiple cities around the world, it is recommended that this information be available on your desktop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Gnome Weather is a small application that allows you to track the current weather conditions in your city or anywhere in the world. It provides access to detailed forecasts for up to 7 days with hourly information for the current and next day using various internet services. It also integrates with the GNOME Shell optionally, allowing you to see the current state of the last searched cities by simply typing its name in the Activity Overview.
In this article, we will explain how to install and use the Gnome Weather app to view the weather in different cities on your Debian.
We have followed the commands and procedures mentioned in this article on a Debian 10 Buster system.
Install Gnome Weather
Here we will explain to you two ways to install Gnome Weather on your Debian; through the graphical user interface and through the command line – terminal.
Through the user interface
For someone who doesn’t want to open up the command line too much, installing software from the main Debian repository through the user interface is very easy. From the Actions toolbar on your desktop, click the Debian Software icon.
In the next view, click the search icon and type Gnome Weather in the search bar. The search results will display the result of the Weather app as follows:
This is a package maintained by the main Debian repository. Click on a weather search entry to open the following view:
Click the Install button to begin the installation process. In the next authentication dialog, you will be able to provide your authentication credentials as only an authorized user can install software on Debian.
Enter your password and click the “Authentication” button. The installation process will then begin with the following progress bar displayed.
After that Gnome Weather will be installed on your system and after successful installation you will receive the following message:
In the above dialog, you can choose to run Weather directly and even uninstall it immediately for whatever reason.
You can also use the Debian command line, Terminal, to install the Gnome Weather application.
Open Terminal or search in the application launcher by searching as follows:
To install the latest version of software available in the Debian online repositories, your system’s repository index must be up to date.
Run the following command as sudo to update your system’s local repository index with internet index.
$ sudo apt-get update
Then enter the following command to install Gnome Weather from the official Debian Main repository:
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-weather
Please note that only an authorized user (root or sudo) can add, remove and configure software in Debian. Enter your sudo password and the installation procedure will begin.
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-weather
Note: Make sure the current user is added to the sudoers list to perform all authorized functions in Debian.
The system may also prompt you with the Y / n option to start the installation. Type Y and press Enter, then Gnome Weather will be downloaded and installed on your system.
Launching and using Gnome Weather
You can launch the Gnome Weather app through the UI from the Application Launcher search as follows or directly from the app list.
If you want to launch the application from Terminal, enter the following command:
The system may ask you to provide access to your current location so that the Weather app can display its weather.
Make your choice, after which the application will be launched.
Press the Locations button in the app to enter the city you want to know the weather for.
Remove Gnome Weather
You can uninstall the application through the software manager by searching and clicking the Uninstall button on the next window.
Or use the following command as sudo from Terminal to uninstall the application:
$ sudo apt-get remove gnome-weather
With Gnome Weather installed on your system, you can view the weather from all over the world with a very reliable application officially supported by Linux.
View weather from multiple cities on Debian 10 GNOME desktop