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8 Best Free and Open Source Terminal-Based Weather Tools

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.

Ratings chart for the best free and open source terminal weather tools

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
WegoASCII weather app for the terminal written in Go
girouetteSources its data from OpenWeather
AnsiWeatherCurrent weather conditions in your terminal
weatherGo-based tool
weatherQuick access to current weather conditions and forecasts
wthrrWeather companion for the terminal
weather-cliUses the Open-Meteo API
tempyVisually pleasing weather report

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pigeons killer
pigeons killer
9 months ago

Hi, thanks for the reviews and your beautiful site that I consider one of the best on Linux.

Just to inform you that you have forgotten a very well done and complete tool, and available in three versions gradually more advanced (although I could not use emoji).
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9 months ago

Maybe you should detail software you have deliberately not included?