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.
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
- Start out by heading over to WebCal.fi (link opens in a new tab/window) and select the Science tab.
- Scroll down to the Weather section and click the link titled Select a location
- 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.
- Select the Rename link.
- Give the name something a little more user-friendly for your calendar then click the Use this name button.
- Select the Settings link.
- 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.
- Your Google Calendar will open and display a confirmation box. Click the Add button.
- Ta-da! You now have a 5 day forecast of the weather for the location you specified!
- Click on one of the weather items for a full description of the weather forecast.
Adding the Weather to Google Calendar with WunderGround
- With your Google Calendar open, select the “settings icon” from the upper-right corner and then Settings from the drop-down list.
- From the column on the left side of the window select Add calendar and then From URL
- In the URL of calendar field enter the following address, but replace XXXXX with your 5-digit zip code:
Click the Add calendar button when you’re done.
- 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.
- 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)