Are you worried about global warming? Or are you looking for weather forecasts at your fingers? What’s the difference between climate change and weather. Weather refers to short term atmospheric (minutes to months) changes in the atmosphere. Climate is the weather of a specific region averaged over a long period of time.
Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure, as in high and low pressure. In most places, weather changes from minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour, day-to-day, and season-to-season.
This article focuses on terminal-based weather tools for Linux. We only feature free and open source software here. Here’s our verdict captured in a legendary LinuxLinks-style ratings chart.
Let’s scrutinize the tools at hand. For each utility we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with links to relevant resources.
|Terminal-Based Weather Tools|
|Wego||ASCII weather app for the terminal written in Go|
|girouette||Sources its data from OpenWeather|
|AnsiWeather||Current weather conditions in your terminal|
|weather||Quick access to current weather conditions and forecasts|
|wthrr||Weather companion for the terminal|
|weather-cli||Uses the Open-Meteo API|
|tempy||Visually pleasing weather report|
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