How to Add the Weather to Your Google Calendar

This guide will show you how to subscribe to a free calendar service (no sign up required) which will display the weather for each day in your Google Calendar.

the weather displayed in Google Calendar

There are actually two services that provide this functionality, but as of late, one seems to be much more reliable than the other. Our suggestion is to try out the first one, WebCal.fi.

If you’d like to give the other one a shot click here (or scroll down) for instructions on setting up WunderGround – which isn’t quite as reliable.


Adding the Weather to Google Calendar with WebCal.fi

  1. Start out by heading over to WebCal.fi (link opens in a new tab/window) and select the Science tab.
  2. the science tab on webcal.fi

  3. Scroll down to the Weather section and click the link titled Select a location

    the weather section of webcal.fi

  4. Navigate to the location of the weather you want to monitor on your Google Calendar. Use the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons when necessary (a lot) and when you’ve found the location, click it to put a ‘scope’ on it. Now click the Use this location button.
  5. a google map of astoria ny

  6. Select the Rename link.
  7. rename the location of a web calendar

  8. Give the name something a little more user-friendly for your calendar then click the Use this name button.
  9. the confirmation dialog box on webcal.fi

  10. Select the Settings link.
  11. the settings link on the calendar section of webcal.fi

  12. From here you can choose between having your calendar display info in Fahrenheit or Celsius and/or mph vs. km/h (or even m/s). Finally, click the Subscribe Weather button.
  13. the settings options for the weather on webcal.fi

  14. Your Google Calendar will open and display a confirmation box. Click the Add button.
  15. google calendar add new calendar confirmation window

  16. Ta-da! You now have a 5 day forecast of the weather for the location you specified!
  17. a google calendar with the weather displayed each day

  18. Click on one of the weather items for a full description of the weather forecast.
  19. the full weather information on google calendar


 

Adding the Weather to Google Calendar with WunderGround

  1. With your Google Calendar open, select the “settings icon” from the upper-right corner and then Settings from the drop-down list.
  2. google calendar main settings drop-down list

  3. From the column on the left side of the window select Add calendar and then From URL
  4. the add by url section of google calendar settings

  5. In the URL of calendar field enter the following address, but replace XXXXX with your 5-digit zip code:

    https://ical.wunderground.com/auto/ical/XXXXX.ics

    Click the Add calendar button when you’re done.

  6. inserting a url into the add by url google calendar

  7. Now return to your Google Calendar. Ta-da! The weather will be displayed for the current day and there will be a ‘forecast’ for the next few days.
  8. the weather displayed in Google Calendar

  9. If you select one of the new weather events it will display the full details, including the high and low for the day and a brief description of any weather events (clouds, rain, etc)
  10. google calendar weather event details

22 thoughts on “How to Add the Weather to Your Google Calendar”

  1. It appears that this service has been changed – my calendar weather stopped on 6/1/2019 and no future days display the calendar. I would love to know of another way to have weather on my calendar!

  2. Kathy and Erica –

    Give it a tiny bit of time, this has happened before (although never for this long…)

    If they don’t fix it in the next couple days I’ll be researching an alternative… Cheers!

  3. Renee D Mullaney

    These are great instructions. Googled how to get a weather calendar and this is the only thing that has worked. Thank you!

  4. How do I remove this calendar? It’s pushing too many appointments out of sight on the monthly view. I can’t see it as a separate calendar to remove?
    Help!

  5. It’s nice to have the weather back, via weather underground! However, I am getting only today’s weather with none of the mentioned forecast events….which, to be perfectly honest, is a waste of effort. If I need to go look at the NOAA site for tomorrow’s (and next few days) weather, I really don’t need the weather, for only today, taking up space on my calendar.

  6. Mine stopped at July 9. It’s really useful and I’d like to get it back. Did anyone having difficulties in June have their problem clear up?

  7. Scott –

    It did clear up in June, and now there’s a “glitch” again. It’s happening more and more often, which is a bummer for sure. Sadly, I don’t think WU considers this a very important service… :(

  8. Aharon Nizani

    Yes- very annoying- currently (July 16) the “Weather Calendar” 1) shows only today’s (and previous days, who needs it?) 2) how the heck can it be disabled, eliminated, deleted?

  9. Wunderground calendar still not working, for me. It was showing the history, for a bit, but it’s no longer showing that, either. Anyone with any luck or new finds/ideas?

  10. My only showed 2 weeks in June then stopped and NEVER has returned. I tried adding it again and nothing!

  11. wunderground calendar not working on my google calendar as of today.

    I’m surprised that Google isn’t stepping up.

  12. Would love to disable this. Linked it years ago, moved 6 months ago and cant find where to turn off this calendar. Ugh.

  13. To Shea – to remove a calendar:
    1 go to Settings
    2 on the side bar, locate the calendar you want to remove
    3 click on that calendar
    4 an options list will drop down
    5 click on last option “Remove calendar”
    6 brings you to last option on main screen
    7 click on “Unsubscribe”

  14. When I follow the steps for webcal — it doesn’t give me the option for Google; only Outlook (which isn’t even installed on my computer!) :)

  15. I was able to add WebCal.fi to my google calendar, manually.

    – Go to: http://www.webcal.fi/en-CA/manual_subscription.php#science
    – scroll down to “Weather”
    – click on “Select a location”, adjust map, click “Use this location”
    – click on “Settings” and select Fahrenheit (if you want)
    – click on “Show URL” button
    – scroll to the top of the page and copy the URL (in red)
    – go to google calendar
    – click the “+” in “Other Calendars” and select “From URL”
    – paste the URL into the form and click “Add Calendar”

  16. Oh my goodness, didn’t mean to have my last name on the last comment show up. Can you please delete it?

    Original comment:
    What does the first +XX… mean? Like it says for today, “+30…+45°F, moderate rain” — what’s the +30 mean?
    Thank you!
    Jeanne

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