The Weather Channel Desktop

The Weather Channel Desktop 6.00

Free
Shows forecasts for the current weather conditions right on your desktop
3.6  (92 votes)
6.00.27 (See all)
Displays forecasts and severe weather information on your desktop without affecting your productivity. Includes various display modes for temperatures (Celsius and Fahrenheit), allergy advice, severe weather and radar data as well as ambient temperature, air pressure, humidity and wind for your current location.

The Weather Channel Desktop 5.2 is a desktop utility to access local weather information.
You download and installer, that gets the up-to-date files from Internet. WARNING: the installer assumes that your path to program files is C:\Program Files. If it´s not, you must copy the files wherever you got it to C:\Program Files, otherwise the installation will be aborted. During the installation you will be offered to install three additional toolbars: Yahoo!, The Weather Channel and Dealio. None of them are essential for the program to run.

You can customize the appearance of your application using several predefined color schemes.

The Weather Channel Desktop will rest then as an icon in your system tray, showing you the temperature in the chosen location. If you double click over that icon, you can access some more weather information through several pages. In Home you will find a map of your location (with clouds, radar images, etc.), its temperature, if it´s cloudy, sunny or raining, the Pollencast for Today and Tomorrow and the forecast for today, tomorrow, three days more and the weekend. The other pages will show you Extended Forecasts, Weather Maps, Local Traffic, Weather News, Travel, Outdoor Living, Green Living Tips, Just for Fun, Downloads and weathe info and scores for the Major League Baseball.

Daniel Ángel Romero
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Review summary

Pros

  • It´s plenty of useful and accurate information, updated periodically through the web

Cons

  • It´s not multilingual. Some info covers only the United States. The installer only works with the traditional paths stated in the English versions of Windows
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