WeatherMate v4.8

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Aug 2016
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

WeatherMate gives you instant access to current weather conditions and forecasts for tens of thousands of locations worldwide. The program includes a customizable interface, radar images, severe weather alerts, a variety of maps, and can even speak the weather. Temperature can be displayed in Celsius or Fahrenheit, and various weather forecast formats are available.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET 3.5
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WeatherMate4.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: sWeather
What's new? Fixed:
  • On some PCs, clicking the severe weather alert link fails with the error "WeatherMate was unable to open the default web browser. Please check your browser settings.".

27 comments on WeatherMate  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

GoD 2007-08-07 01:45

msi2xml didn't work for me. But I used 7-Zip. Since version 4.5.2 you can extract msi files. Then you have to extract the cab file and there are all the files you need

Gawran 2007-09-24 09:44

I haven't tryed this app, but there is a similar plugin for Firefox, Forecastfox (http://forecastfox.mozdev.org/) which does the same thing, and updates data from AccuWeather about every half hour. And it's about 500kB, which is much smaller.

Webfork 2007-09-30 13:55

Surprisingly feature rich, I'm amazed its freeware. The user interface, forecast, visual options, and ability to synthesize voice to SAY the forecast. Someone was clearly looking to sell this product -- we're lucky to have it for free.

Only negative is that the program while running is bulky: 16 megs system memory for a program that gives you the weather? The program download itself is only around 4 megs.

Snidely Whiplash 2007-11-18 10:10

Using Universal Extractor v1.5, msi2xml extraction failed here, however, MSI TC Packer extraction seems to have worked fine...

Grunt 2007-12-12 15:52

Wow, this is a really good weather sofware. Highly recommended!

Cornflower 2008-04-03 05:27

Only seems to work for U.S. locations. Not in Canada, nor, presumably, elsewhere.

Gmacri 2008-04-03 17:24

It's working OK in South America countries
Great Job

Gidi 2008-04-03 19:51

Works ok for various international locations. However, when setting to metric unit only the current temp and wind are in metric, while the forecast remains in Farenheit (which is meaningless to anyone who is not American)

Gmacri 2008-04-04 16:44

I found that when the weather is updating, it takes lot of resources so the PC freeze. This is a of great consequence for the running programs. I think this fix would be a good idea in the next update.

Bad Bad! 2008-04-06 14:34

i havnt even click on option and the thing try to update itself. When updating its soooo slooooow! it freeze my system :(
and there's no way to even stop the thing than to use a process viewer to kill it >:(
i guess its only for America... not so usefull indeed

mjwiech 2008-07-11 04:10

You guessed wrong. It's NOT ONLY for America.
And the system will not freeze while WeatherMate updates itself.

Nerd 2008-10-27 18:06

This is a really nice weather program except it writes a start up entry to the registry.

Snidely Whiplash 2009-12-05 22:29

The start up entry in the registry may be removed by unchecking the "Start with Windows" box in the "Run" settings. Too bad it's turned on by default.

Grizzly Bear 2009-12-07 08:30

v3.4 weather forcast text does not always wrap correctly. No scroll bars so forcast greater than 3 lines is truncated. Not very useful for winter weather months here.

Grizzly Bear 2010-04-02 05:54

v3.4.2 still truncates forcast details greater than 3 lines.

MarkB 2011-03-16 12:37

An alternative (less pretty perhaps) is MetarWeather:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mweather.html

"The MetarWeather utility decodes METAR weather reports from around the world, and displays them in a simple weather report table. You can save the weather report into text, HTML or XML files. MetarWeather can decode METAR reports from a text file, or download the latest reports directly from the Internet."

V3.4.3

Grizzly Bear 2011-03-28 22:22

v3.4.4 still truncates weather forecast details greater than 3 lines.

V3.4.4

selvynk 2011-06-06 02:27

jus the softeware I'm looking for...It really cool for my new Laptop...Keep up the good work :)

V3.4.4

Lyon11111 2012-12-17 19:38

Excellent free tool for windows. I have been using it for many months, gladly so.

v3.4.6

joby_toss 2015-03-05 11:01

Version 4.0.0 was released today, with completely rewritten code. It's now a .NET app. A portable zipped version is available from the author: http://ravib.com/wm/bin/wm4.zip

v3.4.6

Checker 2015-03-05 18:53

@ joby_toss: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v4.0.0

__philippe 2015-03-15 16:41

Just released Version 4.1 (15-MAR-2015) is unfortunately crashing (under XP, at least).

Developer Ravi Bhavnani swiftly confirmed the bug and promised a fix to be released next week in Version 4.2

__philippe

v4.1

__philippe 2015-03-22 15:57

Version 4.2, (released 22 Mar 2015)...right on the dot...;-)

Bug fixes:
- On Windows XP systems, the application crashes when attempting to create a shortcut on the desktop or in the Start menu's Startup folder.
- The application's up time (in the "About" window) is invalid on WinXP systems.
- Fixed intermittent network connectivity issues.

v4.2

__philippe 2015-03-22 16:30

Ahem...close, but no cigar: WM 4.2 still buggy under XP...:-(
Bounced error-log back to developer...

__philippe

v4.2

hamasaki 2015-04-14 03:15

Doesn`t work for me in Windows 8.1. Appears for a second then disappears off screen.

v4.3

__philippe 2015-04-19 16:16

WeatherMate 4.3 finally working under XP.
(just ignore the "Cannot create application shortcuts" warning)

During initial run, a tiny temperature icon is created in the system tray.
Thereafter, right click the icon to set personal options, such as position of main WM43 window, local preferences, forecasts display periods and so on.

Nifty app.

v4.3

__philippe 2016-03-21 11:20

WeatherMate v4.4 released as of 20-MAR-2106

Changelog: http://ravib.com/wm/relnotes.htm

v4.3

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