The tool comes with a comprehensive pack of features but the GUI doesn’t look crowded at all. It is actually very well-organized revealing information about the upcoming weather details (e.g. temperature, feels-like temperature, precipitation, dew point, humidity).
What’s more, you can check out the local and “feels-like” temperature values in the thermometer bulb, radar map that reveals weather data, weather gauges that display real-time info about the wind speed and direction, and bar graphs that record minimum, current and maximum weather info.
Add a new location, stick magnets to your screen and receive severe weather alerts
Weather Watcher Live gives you the possibility to add a new location by entering an address, city or ZIP code. You may save multiple locations and easily switch between them but you are not allowed to monitor different areas at the time.
Desktop magnets are actually widgets that can be placed to the preferred screen area. They show map or camera images, and you are allowed to choose between several preset options or add a custom URL that links to GIF or JPG photos.
The program reveals a red banner in case of severe weather alerts and lets you view detailed information about the notifications issued by the National Weather Service.
Hourly and daily forecasts, maps and weather slider
You can view detailed hourly and daily forecasts, analyze a table with monthly observations, and view weather data (e.g. temperature, feels-like, dew point, humidity, pressure) embedded in a map for the current location.
Additionally, you can work with multiple maps (e.g. World Sunlight Map, World Satellite, World Current Conditions) and add a custom map image that can be linked to the Internet. The built-in slider helps you stream the upcoming hourly forecast, daily forecast or moon phases.
Weather Watcher Live lets you run the tool at Windows startup, automatically change your wallpaper in case of severe weather alerts, update the information in real-time or at a preset time, alter various conversion options related to temperature (Fahrenheit, Celsius or both), wind, pressure, precipitation, time and visibility, and choose the alert types (e.g. air quality, avalanche, civil danger, flood).
Furthermore, you are allowed to enable sound notifications for new weather alerts, change the looks of the utility with the aid of different skins, as well as configure advanced settings (data export, logging options and proxy parameters).
A powerful and intuitive weather application
All in all, if you want to be kept up-to-date with the latest meteorological conditions in a convenient way, you can rely on Weather Watcher Live. The intuitive suite of features makes this tool suitable for all types of users, regardless of their experience level.
The Weather Watcher Live application was designed to be your personal, real-time Windows desktop weather station. View real-time weather conditions in your neighborhood from WeatherBug weather stations, or as reported by NWS.
Automatically retrieve the current conditions, hourly forecast, daily forecast, severe weather alerts from NWS (US only), and weather maps for thousands of cities world-wide. The current conditions can be quickly viewed by holding your mouse pointer over the Weather Watcher Live system tray icon.
Weather Watcher Live will allow you to automatically retrieve your weather data at a set interval, display the current temperature in a customized tray icon, display the current condition image in a tray icon, designate which weather information is displayed in the Weather Watcher Live system tray tooltip, convert the weather data using almost any conversion, display a weather map as your desktop wallpaper, log the weather data in any format, export the weather data in any format, customize the look of the Weather Watcher Live interface and icons via skins, and much more.
- Weather as reported by WeatherBug and NWS
- Forecasts available for thousands of cities world-wide
- Current weather conditions
- 60-hour forecast
- 7-day day/night forecast
- Severe weather alerts from NWS (US only)
- 700+ weather maps
- Easy access to weather news, cameras and photos
- 18+ weather unit conversion choices
- Locally export and log weather data
- Skinned interface/forecasts
- Customizable system tray icon/tooltip
- Dual tray icons for temperature and condition image
- Proxy server support