Gone for awhile but back and still free is the famed Meteorologist weather app. The latest version has been updated to run on newer Macs, including OS X Yosemite and El Capitan, plus it was re-written in Apple’s new Swift language for improved performance.
Weather Is Free
Weather is one of those common human topics where nearly everyone talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. Meteorologist just tells you what’s going on with current conditions and forecasts, but, doesn’t do anything about either one.
It’s just a weather app. But it’s free. Weather data comes from Yahoo! and OpenWeatherMap. Meteorologist does not live in the Dock, but takes residence as yet another utility in the over populated Mac Menubar.
Meteorologist defaults to weather in Cupertino, CA, home of Apple’s U.S. headquarters, but you can many additional cities which will cycle through the Menubar.
Despite the lack of a price tag, user selectable options abound in Metorologist. Select the Weather Source with a click. Even change the Menubar and display font. Weather data update frequency can be adjusted, too.
Weather conditions can also be placed in a submenu in the Menubar, visible with a click. Display the selected city’s name, humidity, extended forecast (if available) and have Meteorologist check for new versions automatically.
One click to the Menubar can get you plenty of useful information about current conditions and forecasts.
The extended forecast usually goes out five days but displays high and low temperatures and an icon showing cloud conditions.
Meteorologist has been around the Mac for many years. The latest version is free, too, and just works.