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.


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 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:

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!


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

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