One of the things that the Internet is really useful for is to get up to date weather reports and forecasts in realtime. These forecasts are obviously much better than forecasts that you find in newspapers or on TV.
The Google Chrome extension Gismeteo adds realtime weather information to the browser making it even easier to access them with just a single click in the browser.
Once you have installed the extension in Google Chrome, you need to configure the extension first to add locations that you want to get reports for before you can use it in the browser.
The preferences should be opened automatically in a new tab after the installation. If that does not happen, right-click the icon in the Chrome toolbar and select options from the context menu there to display them.
You can add locations at the bottom of the screen. Once you start writing letters suggestions are displayed that you can add to the list of supported locations. Here it is also possible to change the order of locations, and remove the default location Moscow.
Other settings that you can configure here are:
- The type of icons
- What the button in the address bar is displaying (current temperature, forecast)
- The units, including Celsius and Fahrenheit
- Detailed forecasts
- The appearance of the weather report
- The update interval.
A click on the icon in the browser window displays a detailed weather report for the first location that you have selected.
Here you find current weather information in detail, as well as forecasts for the next 24 hour period. If you have added multiple locations, you also have options to switch between those locations with the click of the button.
The links at the bottom link to forecasts for the active location on the Gismeteo website.
Gismeteo all in all is an excellent weather reporting and forecast extension for the Chrome web browser. Especially the option to add multiple locations sets it apart from other solutions for the browser. The only thing missing is an alarm and notification feature.