Looking to add weather information to your website or blog? When you download weather widgets, it’s easy and doesn’t have to cost you a dime.
You can display live updates of the current conditions from where you’re blogging from or basically any other place in the world. There’re a lot of these widgets out there to choose from, but which ones look and perform the best?
Let’s get right to it and find out. Here are the top 5 sites to download weather widgets for your blog or website.
AccuWeather offers some of the most complete weather widgets available on the Web. Specifically designed for your site, blog, or MySpace page, its netWeather service is easy to set up.
Registration isn’t needed. Just choose your units (English or metric), language, location, and you’re good to go. The widgets are highly customizable. There’s a total of 9 sizes to choose from, along with different themes for the background image.
The actual weather information is as good as it gets here. Depending on the size you picked, there’s the current temperature and conditions, an extended forecast, and even radar or precipitation maps.
WeatherBug’s web widgets are pretty straightforward, but still good looking. Start by selecting a style for your widget; there are six sizes. All the widgets display the current temperature and wind speed/direction, as well as links to radar and live cams. The larger sizes also feature the forecast for tomorrow.
Next, you’ll have to register, but all the website requires is your email address. Put in your location, select your city and weather station, and you’re all set to paste the code onto your site or blog.
The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel (TWC) has its own widgets for you to use online. First, choose a location by entering in a ZIP code or city and select either standard or metric units. The downside with TWC’s widgets is that there are only two sizes to choose from, so keep that in mind. There are also various themes you can pick, but I’d stick with the default look as the others don’t appeal to me.
Click on “Get the Code” and paste it into your site’s HTML code.
Weather Forecast Map
Weather Forecast provides plenty of different weather widgets for you to choose from. There are a dozen styles available, ranging from the simple current conditions and forecast to animated eye-catchers.
Just enter in a city and the site will display the collection of widgets with the code readily available below.
Show My Weather
For weather in the United States and Canada only, Show My Weather offers a simple widget without any of the annoying branding that others sport. Type in your city, email address, and you’re all set to customize your widget to what you want it to display.
There’s even an advanced options section for you to edit just about anything on the widget, including the width, background color, font, and more.
Do you know of any other good weather widgets for a website or blog? Let us know in the comments.
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