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Do I need an Umbrella?


"Do I need an Umbrella?"

A Rainmeter weather skin (version 2.0)

Enter your ZIP code, and the skin will tell you if you need to carry an umbrella. For those who want a bare essentials forecast. :) No code magic here; this skin just parses the info from the excellent website doineedanumbrellaDOTcom: [link]

:bulletred: US ONLY :bulletred:
Sorry, the website works with US ZIP codes only. :(

:bulletblue: Right-click on the skin and use the context menu entries to switch between light and dark versions, and between left and right orientations.
:bulletblue: Click the location text to enter your ZIP code. (You can also try city names like on the website, but ZIP codes seem more sure-fire.)
:bulletblue: Mouseover "YES" or "NO" to see a tooltip with some additional weather information.
:bulletblue: If for any reason the context menu options, clicking the location, etc. are not working, all those options can be changed manually in the [Variables] section of the skin file

:bulletgreen: Data courtesy of DoINeedAnUmbrella [link]
:bulletgreen: Umbrella Icon is from the Token icon set by brsev [link]

(Version 2 | 25 January 2013)
:bulletpurple: Updated the skin to work with the new version of
:bulletpurple: Added an option to change the skin to be right-justified
:bulletpurple: Appearance options use the new ContextTitle/ContextAction feature from Rainmeter 2.4
:bulletpurple: Default font is now Corbel, but the font can be changes in the [Variables] section of the skin file
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Devie12's avatar
Is there a way to configure this skin to show/hide another skin based on the yes/no value? I'm pretty new to this and I would like to configure the skin to show a rain skin when the rain value is "yes"
Just an update as it's been a while since the last update. The website now seems to support a number of world cities if you enter their name "Sydney" rather than a postcode.

Sydney = Sydney, AU
Toronto = Toronto, CA
London = London, UK
Madrid = Madrid, SP

I can confirm that this works in the Widget!
Adeii's avatar
Hello again and another sorry, I also customize this skin, in two variants, to use's RSS and local' feed. It looks like this:…
FlyingHyrax's avatar
No problem, nice variations!  I don't have much time to work on these skins anymore so it's cool to see someone else tweaking and customizing them. :thumbsup:
Adeii's avatar
Thank you very much for sharing and support!
Official-tinyDesignz's avatar
Doesn't work anymore :(
Update pls
FlyingHyrax's avatar
Done. Let me know if the new version works alright for you.
FlyingHyrax's avatar
Thanks for the heads up, sorry for the delayed response. I'm working on it right now; should be done sometime later today.
veggie27's avatar
can u try to make with this one? [link] this one has the same concept and works worldwide

it would be much appreciated by all users out of U.S

amazing work btw , and hope you can work with this one next time

FlyingHyrax's avatar
I took a look at the website and it would be super easy to write a skin for that. The only disadvantage I see is that after you search for a location, the website doesn't return the name of the location that they matched your search to - so for instance you might search for "Athens," and the website might return a result for Athens Georgia or Athens Greece, and you wouldn't be able to tell which it was.
Otherwise, super simple.
I am very busy with schoolwork right now but I ought to be able to whip something up over holiday break.
Thanks for the suggestion!
veggie27's avatar
glad to know its a easy code to write. about the location, i think people would just have to search for the exact code of the location, and it would be it.

Well hope you do good with your school work and hopefully we we'll have a new skin soon
FlyingHyrax's avatar
Wrote something up today: [link]
InsanityIsNothing's avatar
do it for europe brah
marsjoose's avatar
Is there any way to Hide the "State" information? It doesnt show the state/city info for me, just some random letter as far as I know (ss: [link])
FlyingHyrax's avatar
Looks like an error on their ( end; it's giving me the same problem: "WXPRAW" instead of location. Hopefully it's temporary.

In the mean time, you can get rid of this text in the skin by doing the following:
- Right click and "edit skin"
- Delete the entire [Location] meter section
- Change the position values in the [YN] meter section to X=64 Y=5
- Save and refresh
marsjoose's avatar
Cool beans, thank ya
Madeincanadagrl's avatar
this is a great idea! too bad I live in Canada but like 15 min away from the border.
FlyingHyrax's avatar
Sorry to hear that. :( Glad you like the idea though. :)
Flo06's avatar
Great idea ! But I live in France... :(
jimmyjoker0's avatar
you should work on it i want it for europe :)
FlyingHyrax's avatar
As much as I would like to make that happen, it's just not currently possible. :(
The US only limit is due to the website used by the skin, not the skin itself - so either the website has to update to include international weather (which is outside of my control) or I would need to figure out a data source and try to replicate what the website was doing (which I have no idea how to do).
Cam-wis's avatar
I love this so much, too bad its america only, no pressure to make it worldwide
NomNuggetNom's avatar
Great idea. It's so simple, but so cool :p.
Nittiyh's avatar
You could just look through the window surely? hahaha
But very nice skin, looks awesome!
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