This plugin has been discontinued. All downloads are unsupported and usage is entirely as your risk.

WeatherIcon was originally developed by Jeremiah Poling and Garett Harnish. They deserve 99.9% of the credit for this plugin, I just added a little bit of code. Garett is also still actively working on this plugin and much of the code available in these new versions is from him.

Lastest Versions:

  • Version 2.99.124 (September 14th, 2007) [Download]
  • Version 2.3.2 (March 3rd, 2006) [Download]


WeatherIcon is a WordPress plugin that will display the current weather for a specified location. Look to your right to see it in work — it’s displaying my current weather. (The location text, current day & time, and “powered by” is part of my WordPress theme, not part of the plugin.)

The plugin fetches it’s data from the NOAA website and caches it for the time that you specify in the WeatherIcon options panel. You also configure what items you want to display. Here is a list of all of the items that you can display:

  • An icon like the one to the right that changes to match the weather and for daylight / nighttime
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Wind
  • Dew Point
  • Visibility
  • Clouds
  • Barometer
  • Wind Chill
  • Heat Index
  • Sunrise
  • Sunset

You also get to choose from Fahrenheit or Celsius for the temperature, miles or kilometers for the visibility, and 4 different units for the wind speed.

Support / Feature Request Forums:

WP-Dash Widget Screenshot:

Note that the widgets will display whatever data you want and resize automatically, not just what’s shown in the examples below.

WeatherIcon WP-Dash Widget Screenshot


  • WordPress v1.5+ (yes, this plugin works fine in WordPress v2.x)
  • WP-Dashoptional, but required to get weather on your dashboard like in the above screenshot

Download Old Versions:

Just kept for archival purposes. Not advised for use unless you have to for some reason.

Can I use this script on a non-WordPress powered site?

No, not out of the box. It’s a WordPress plugin and it uses many, many WordPress functions to store it’s options and such. However, the METAR processing class in version 3 (it’s what processes the data retrieved from NOAA) is WordPress independent I believe, so that may be a good starting point if you wish to go that route.

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