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FranBlakes



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: Looking for weather applet Reply with quote

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
and looking for a weather applet that uses the codes like UKEN4605 as used on weather.com for more accurate forecast of the weather.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the first thing needed for your objective is more accurate weather. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have also looked for a weather app for the panel, but have now given up and I just use the BBC site for Oxford. It is a lot more detailed than it used to be and extremely good.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2640729

The xfce weather applet does not seem to work properly, as far as I can see, in gnome, or not in 10.04 which I also still use. I have also added my nearest available site to the date/clock applet in gnome 2, and that tells me the temp, wind direction and speed, and sunrise/sunset times, but no forecast.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

catgate wrote:
I think the first thing needed for your objective is more accurate weather. Rolling Eyes


Our weather is extremely accurate, the rain hits me every time Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For short term forecasting we use "BBC Rainfall Radar".
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/radar/
It is possible to predict for the next few hours if you live in the path of the prevailing wind.

Otherwise
http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=uk7dayx7;type=free;sess=
is not too bad.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first of those links isn't going to help for very long, as the met office says it will remove the 'page' later this year - a threat which has to be taken seriously, as they've already cut off some the other pages of that series.
I don't find the 'new' page nearly as helpful, in that I haven't yet found a convenient way of playing the last 6 hours (as the current one does)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dandnsmith wrote:
The first of those links isn't going to help for very long, as the met office says it will remove the 'page' later this year - a threat which has to be taken seriously, as they've already cut off some the other pages of that series.
I don't find the 'new' page nearly as helpful, in that I haven't yet found a convenient way of playing the last 6 hours (as the current one does)

Yes I was aware of the promised "improvement" and, having looked at it, I have started sticking pins in an effigy of the Director General and hoping his rabbits die and he can not sell their cage.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having tried the new BBC thing, over the last week or so, I have come to the conclusion that it has quite a lot going for it, once one has become familiar with its workings and what it does using the various display options.
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