Weather Exchange1.32

15 MB   2,075 downloads
100% CLEAN Freeware    
2.4/5 10
Desktop weather informer that offers forecasts, detailed information (e.g. temperature, wind speed, dew point, barometer pressure, rain rate), and automatic weather updates

editor's review




Weather Exchange is a software application that delivers weather predictions, updates weather data automatically, and reveals details about neighborhood locations.

Interacting with the GUI

The design looks straightforward and allows you to check out information about the weather directly in the main window, namely info about the temperature, high/low temperature records, wind speed, wind gust, dew point, wind chill, barometer pressure, rain rate, year, normal rain, detailed history, sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, and moon phase.

It also shows details about the current conditions and forecast for the next five days. You may save your favorite locations so you can access them from a drop-down list on the go.

Set up new locations

Weather Exchange gives you the possibility to check the weather for a custom location by specifying the city, state, ZIP code (or airport code), or country. You can also check out the longitude and latitude coordinates.

The utility is able to display weather details about the nearby locations (e.g. time, distance, temperature, dew point, wind direction, wind gust, rain rate) and lets you access all sorts of maps (e.g. temperature, humidity, UV, wind, radar, snow, air quality), check out a local radar (available only for US), as well as analyze local and national weather advisories.

The application does not eat up a lot of CPU and memory resources so you can keep it running in the background without worrying that it hampers your computer performance. It has not been updated for a while so you may bump into compatibility issues on newer operating systems. We have tested it on Windows 8.1 Pro and come across some crashes.

Automatic weather updates and other settings

Weather Exchange helps you manually refresh the information or automatically update weather data at a predefined time interval (from 1 minute up to 30 minutes), and launch the program at Windows startup.

What’s more, you are allowed to set the units of measurement for displaying information about the temperature, altitude, rain, wind speed, barometer, and distance. In addition, you may tweak the date and time format. The settings can be exported to CSV file format.

Configure alarms

You may set up various types of alarms with custom sound notifications (WAV file format). The alarms are triggered when certain criteria are met. You may specify the minimum and maximum values for the wind speed, wind gust, humidity, temperature, rain rate, barometer pressure, dew point, wind chill, and head index. Alarms can also be activated based on severe weather warnings.

Final observations

All things considered, Weather Exchange accommodates several handy features for helping you monitor the weather for a custom location. However, it still needs functionality improvements.

Weather Exchange was reviewed by Ana Marculescu
Last updated on August 14th, 2015
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