The end result will look like this:
As you can see, it’s an hourly forecast. It reports the weather, temperature, wind speed and direction and – most important for me – precipitation.
Enough talk already; here are the steps:
- Install the Scripted Image plasmoid. It has some quirks (for example, auto reload doesn’t work on one of my computers), but I haven’t found a better alternative.
The plasmoid is easily installed from the Add Widgets dialog (cashew -> Add Widgets…). Click on “Install New Widgets” and choose “Download New Plasma Widgets”. Search for “image” and press on “Install” in the “Scripted Image” box.
- Go to yr.no and search for your city. Click on “Hour by hour” and get the URL for the image (in Konqueror: right click -> Actions -> Copy Path -> copy whole path).
Of course you’re free to use another weather forecast service if you want, as long as it shows the forecast in an image.
- Add “Scripted Image” to your desktop (cashew -> Add Widgets… -> drag “Scripted Image” to your desktop) and click on “Configure…” in the widget.
- In the dialog, paste the URL from step 2 under “Image URL”. Choose an appropriate number of minutes (for example 30) for reload “Interval” and set “Scaling” to “Scale applet to content”. Click on “OK”.
We’re done! Hope you find it useful, and as always, comments are much appreciated.