How to Add Weather to 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

Background

There are 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, which doesn’t really have a name so I’m calling it Weather Forecast with Icons. If it’s not to your liking, you can try out the other by clicking here (or just scroll down) for instructions on setting up WebCal.fi – which isn’t quite as reliable. Update: webcal.fi is moving to webcal.guru and is now a paid service (approx. $6 USD/year). So now more than ever, I’d recommend trying “Weather Forecast with Icons” first – it’s free and reliable.

There are a couple of differences between the two – Weather Forecast with Icons uses emojis ⛅️ ?️ ☀️ ?️, WebCal.fi does not. WebCal.fi offers a bit more information – “Heat index”, “Wind chill” and “Dew point” are some examples.


Adding the Weather to Google Calendar using Weather Forecast with Icons

  1. One of the great things about this method is that it’s SUPER easy to setup. Head over to the Weather Forecast with Icons page and enter in the name of your city.
  2. entering a city into a web input box

  3. Then decide if you want to use Celsius or Fahrenheit and whether you’d like to have the temperature represented by the daily high or the low/high range.

    two options for adding the weather to your google calendar

  4. Finally, click the big Add to your Calendar button.
  5. a big add to your calendar button

  6. You’ll be redirected to your Google Calendar and an Add calendar pop-up will appear. Click the Add button.
  7. the add calendar pop-up for gcal

  8. Now you’ll have a 14 day forecast in your Google Calendar!
  9. a 14 day weather forecast in google calendar

  10. If you click one of the weather entries on your calendar you’ll be presented with a detailed list of weather attributes for that day.
  11. detailed weather attributes for a specific day

  12. That’s it – you’re all done! If you find the “Weather Forecast with Icons” service useful, consider throwing the developer a few dollars via the “Make a donation” link.

 

Adding the Weather to Google Calendar with WebCal.fi

Update: webcal.fi is moving to webcal.guru and is now a paid service (approx. $6 USD/year).

  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



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