Softpedia Editor's Review for Yahoo! Weather
This Yahoo widget allows you to view and monitor the weather for your region.
Written by Olivian Puha on March 18th, 2013
Staying up to date with the latest weather forecast and checking out the current weather conditions are tasks quite common these days, especially for PC users. The multitude of dedicated services and software means that the method one chooses to receive the needed information depends solely on personal preferences.
If you are a frequent user of Yahoo! Services, it's highly likely that you've at least tried their widgets, the small gadgets that can be installed and used through the well-known Yahoo! Widget Engine. Among them, one of the best and most appreciated weather-related gizmos is Yahoo! Weather.
The widget comes with a small, but well organized interface that can show either the current conditions or the forecast for several days to come. With the help of this tiny tool you will be able to switch among several cities you can select from all over the world.
Yahoo! Weather displays the temperature using the Fahrenheit scale, but you can opt for Celsius very easily. Insofar as the current conditions are concerned, you receive data regarding the humidity level, pressure, wind chill factor, wind speed, as well as sunset and sunrise times.
The 5-Day forecast shown by Yahoo! Weather will allow you to see the temperature highs and lows, while the overall conditions are depicted by an easy to understand graphical representation. Sunny, partly sunny, clouded, rainy, snowy or foggy icons will help you make an idea about the weather for a certain day.
All in all, if you are still using the widgets platform of Yahoo!, make sure you still have Yahoo! Weather installed because its information is not only easily accessible, but also accurate and most useful if you're interested in staying up to date with the current as well as the upcoming weather conditions.
Yahoo! Weather description
Here are some key features of "Yahoo! Weather":
· Current weather and 5-day forecast for your city
· Easily flip between multiple cities
· Covers the globe with cities around the world and optional Celsius display
· And it's easy on the eyes...it will liven up your desktop, even when it's rainy
· Yahoo! Widget Engine
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· A major rewrite with improvements to weather data accuracy and frequency.
· On-Widget controls to change locations, units and show current conditions.
· Data caching for offline access to recent conditions and forecasts.
· New Widget theme that changes colors with current weather conditions.