AccuWeather Desklet

19 09 2013

I’ve been playing around with some of the Desklets in Cinnamon, and stumbled across the AccuWeather Desklet.

It’s a nice looking desklet, and as a English man I am somewhat obsessed with the weather so I had to enable it.

The only downside is actually getting the thing to work for your location.

I live in Herefordshire in England, so I right clicked on the Desklet and selected Settings.

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I entered Hereford in the Location box, and was presented with the weather for Hereford, AZ.

So I tried Hereford UK, Hereford GB, Hereford United Kingdom etc. All of these told me my location did not exist.

I then went to http://www.accuweather.com and searched for Hereford United Kingdom. I noted the the url changed to /gb/hereford/hr4-0/weather-forecast/322313 so I tried using hr4-0 and 322313 in the Location box but neither of these worked.

After much DuckDuckGoing I found the following:

http://thale.accu-weather.com/widget/thale/city-find.asp?location=hereford

This shows you all the location ID’s for places called Hereford, so I picked mine – EUR|UK|UK153|Hereford and entered it into the Location box and at last I have my weather feed fix!

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So if you need to find your location for the AccuWeather desklet use the following URL and enter your location at the end

http://thale.accu-weather.com/widget/thale/city-find.asp?location=

Hope this helps somebody else, if not it’s a good way of reminding myself come the next rebuild…..

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