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VClouds Weather 2 by VClouds VClouds Weather 2 by VClouds

A weather skin with attention to details...

• For a matching skin suite that includes VClouds Weather 2 check out my new Glasses theme.

IMPORTANT - This skin requires Rainmeter v3.3.1 or higher

• Up to 9 day forecast provided by The Weather Channel.
• Available in 17 languages: English, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamazight, Slovak, Serbian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Finnish, German and Hebrew.
• Moon phase - a small moon phase image with additional info that can be toggled in the settings and a big moon phase integrated in the night time weather image.
• Includes 12 vertical and 3 horizontal variations.
• Additional tooltip information for the forecast days (put the cursor over the weather forecast icons).
• New panel for selecting forecast days and opening various options.
• Very easy to customize (colors, fonts, etc) with the Rainmeter skin config tool.
• Semi transparent background (You can change its color and opacity or disable it completely).
• Support for Aero Glass (Blur) - only on Windows 7 / Vista.

* all the graphics, buttons and the moon and weather icons were created by me. if you want to use the icons look Here and read the description.

• To change the settings open the panel with the upper right button and click the gear shaped button on the left - the settings utility will open (be aware that the horizontal variations has their own settings utility and you will need to change it separately).
• Location - To find the code for your location Go to search for your city.
when in your city page, copy the 8 digit code (for example - USNY0996) from the URL in the address bar.
Click the button on the upper right corner of the skin to open the panel and click the Settings button -
select 'Location' and Paste the code over the old one - click Set.
• To change the language click the upper right button. click the Settings button on the panel. in the Settings
box scroll down to Language, select it, type your language (for example Italian) and click Set.
• the 9 day forecast + 3 horizontal versions can be selected via the new panel (the numbers on the panels).
• Click the ? button on the panel to read further instructions.

• 13.4.2011 - Added Aero Glass (Blur) support (available only for Windows 7 and Vista. also added a background transparency option - use the settings utility to control both options.
• 4.7.2011 - Integrated new images of the moon phases into the current weather and tonight forecast images and removed the old small ones + minor changes.
• 1.8.2011 - Added an option to change the background color.
• 22.8.2011 - Multiple Updates:
a) Now the language can be easily switched via the settings utility (16 Languages are included).
b) Added more information to the detailed data and moon phase sections, it changes every few seconds.
c) a New Yahoo Weather variant (available for 1day forecast).
d) Changed the font to support more languages.
e) New loading screen.
f) Many small changes and fixes.
• 28.8.2011 - Fixed 'New Moon' phase image not showing in the Yahoo variant. Added moon elongation to the sun info.
• 31.8.2011 - Added Italian language thanks to DRACOVINIA74, added latitude and longitude to the Yahoo variant + small fixes, fixes to some of the translations.
• 5.9.2011 - Added additional tooltip information for the forecast days. fixes to translations.
• 8.9.2011 - Fixes to translations + minor fixes.
• 10.9.2011 - Fixes to translations.
• 16.9.2011 - Added Hungarian language thanks to Csige.
• 24.9.2011 - Added Portuguese language thanks to fabianopinheiro.
• 4.10.2011 - Added Tooltip info to the small moon phase icon. added moon elongation to the horizontal variations.
• 5.10.2011 - Added a shine effect around the background frame that subtlety changes color depending on the weather (can be turned off in the settings).
• 8.10.2011 - Fixes to the Shine effect.
• 11.11.2011 - Fixed wind speed showing N/A in the forecast tooltips.
• 21.11.2011 - Small fixes to the translations.
• 29.11.2011 - Added Spanish language thanks to EyesWolf.
• 4.12.2011 - Increased moon data update rate by request of Benjam Welker of
• 14.12.2011 - Added Serbian language thanks to xtrinity1.
• 13.1.2012 - Small code cleanup which hopefully fixes some of the problems people are having with the skin not fully loading. ( recent screw up)
• 4.3.2012 - Minor fixes to the Hebrew translation.
• 28.3.2012 - Italian translation fix and a few overall fixes.
• 6.4.2012 - Added a width setting to the moon details line for languages with long words.
• 19.4.2012 - Fixed a small compatibility problem with the latest RM 2.3 beta (thanks to smurfier).
• 16.5.2012 - Added Czech language thanks to Ejmin.
• 4.6.2012 - Fixed moon data issues caused by rainmeter 2.3 beta r1434.
• 16.6.2012 - Fixed a line height issue in the Today/Tonight Forecast. Added tooltips to all the weather description lines.
• 17.8.2012 - Fully updated the skin to match the glasses suit.
• 3.11.2012 - Added the Slovak language thanks to sspooky13.
• 8.3.2013 - Fixed 9th day forecast not showing (fixed by Archange2009)
• 8.4.2013 - Added the Bulgarian language thanks to WeeD0x
• 3.11.2013 - Fixed Tonight forecast not showing thanks to josey-wells, fixed some vertical alignment problems.
• 9.12.2013 - Added a full translation for the Finnish language thanks to 80shark
• 20.1.2014 - Fixed Tonight forecast not showing up again. thanks to josey-wells.
• 22.1.2014 - Fixed the substitute errors in the log. added Wind Gust info.
• 9.3.2014 - Fixed Tonight forecast not showing up yet again. thanks to josey-wells and 1for-matik.
• 13.3.2014 - Fixed some log errors thanks to josey-wells.
• 8.4.2015 - Fixed Moon info thanks to benjamwelker. fixed day forecast not showing after midnight. added the Ukrainian language thanks to t1Hb. added sunrise/sunset time in 24h thanks to hw2015 for the code (to use it, enter English 24h instead of English in the language settings). many small changes and fixes.
• 14.5.2016 - Replaced the non functional xml feed. Removed the skin.

Those who want to translate this skin to their language, simply open the panel with the upper right button, click the question mark (?) and read the instructions.

* If you have fully translated VClouds Weather 2 to your language please share it and I will add it in the next update.

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Translations provided by:
Polish sakej
French NickoLef
Russian Anegin13
Hungarian Csige
Czech Ejmin
Portuguese fabianopinheiro
Spanish EyesWolf
Tamazight Ya2sine
German MissPauline
Serbian xtrinity1
Slovak sspooky13
Bulgarian WeeD0x
Finnish 80shark
Ukrainian t1Hb.

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*** If you like this skin try VClouds System and Glasses

Please update to the last version of the skin before posting about problems.
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CobaltWolf Featured By Owner May 11, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question: what if I don't get an 8 digit code from the URL in the address bar, and instead I get a long string of characters?…
VClouds Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
Yes, removed the weather codes from their url.
you can try to find your codes here:
tbone47 Featured By Owner Edited 15 hours ago
+1 - looks like has changed it up
Aeoic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2019
For some reason, on "today's" temp (f), it shows 4 degrees warmer than the website says.

Also, can the time be changed to 12h instead of 24h?
SinaAxis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a problem, it's writing that it's updating infinitely. I tried to use both - and yahoo weather... Changing of weather source doesn't help:( I don't know what to do with it, help me somebody please...
nightsc Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2019
VClouds mainpage reply…
"If the "loading weather" text wont go away it means that for some reason is not sending some major part of the weather information.

You can manually edit and delete the entire LOADING section in the bottom part of the INI file (right click the skin > edit skin)"
franks59 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019
Re Tomorrow date bug - just checked again.  Today is 1/13/19.  At 6PM EST Tomorrow date was 1/14/19 and then at 7PM EST the Tomorrow date is 1/15/19.
Hope this helps that the problem is between 6PM and 7PM.
franks59 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019
Love VClouds2 but I there is a bug in the date function that I can't fix.  The date for Tomorrow changes prematurely.
If you look at Tomorrow's date in the evening (long before midnight) it shows the date for the day after tomorrow.  So, if you look at say, 7PM, the date will show the date for the day after tomorrow.
remudman Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019
There is no wind speed and direction at night VClouds Weather 2 No wind at night by remudman  
futtt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2018
man i can not find the edit button on this skin -_-
VGer517 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018
This is so perfect!  Love it!
1hsl15 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2018
sometimes it doesnt get today and actual icons as they are provied here…    -my desktop     -website
lsarkozi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018   Digital Artist
haven't been receiving updates from for about 2 days now. anyone else having issues?
Nabukodonosor Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018
Can I change the weather provider? is nor precise at all, very bad.
clitlover1022 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
does in work if im in mexico? i put in the weater code and it just says loading.
Cydona Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
Very cool!! (first day with Rainmeter).
Can you please advise how to configure for multiple locations at same time?
Thank you.
andytay70 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
I have updated both rainmeter and the skin and its still not refreshing
D0nHuan Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2018
have a problem - 2018 - no update TODAY weather... only tonigt or for the next day...…
Mach85 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018
Stopped updating today. Pasted current address code (same as old one) still no go.
Mach85 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018
Update... Downloaded latest version of Rainmeter... Fixed!
compupixx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
Which update number controls the current temperature update rate?
What are the units of the update rate numbers?

compupixx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
How do I suppress individual datum, like latitude, longitude, etc.
Pauley57 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
I believe I found the answer to this dilemma.  Since the weather channel app won't work properly with Windows 7, I downloaded the app anyway and found my Vclouds weather app worked. with it  It just won't work when the two are separated.  Hope this helps someone with this same problem.
Pauley57 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
I get the weather details like feels like and such  for my area but there is a The Weather Channel sign blocking it.  I don't know how to fix this.  Please help.
1hsl15 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017

i have the lastest skin version and program 4.1
Many times the main icon fails to load and other times it appear a waiting windows say to wait a moment.

Any fix?
Pauley57 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
I had the same problem.  Went on The Weather Channel and found out their system no longer works with Windows 7.  However after downloading and installing the latest weather channel program my VClouds started working again.  So I'm guessing to get the weather to work you must have weather channel installed.
Atlas--I8I Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017

where did you download the Weather Channel Program ?
Atlas--I8I Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
Hello, I already have a problem with  the main/large icon (for the weather) at the top wich has stopped loading/showing for me (except for "Partly Cloudy").

NealAFawcett explained the problem here one year ago (next page) and VClouds told me it was a problem with (the only thing to do was waiting for a fix by them); but today, the problem is not solved.
Anyone have the same problem and know how to solve it ?

Thanks for answer and sorry if my english is perfectible.
CondeVlad Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017
Seems that The Weather Channel changed the way to retrieve forecast. I think the URL is not working anymore.
cookiefan12 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017
try to let it find your location instead of putting zip code or state. It worked for me barely got it today.
1hsl15 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017
seems broken
mortuus82 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2017
How do i get rid of the  please standy loading weather overlapping ? it looks annyoing and blocks some of the info... reload and restart skin doesnt work ?
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Wonderful job
Ashray Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It is a nice skin, and it looks very good.
But it shows me old data
I can change color and position and font size on anything, but I can't change the update rate from the temperature.
It is 10.30 am at my place, and it shows me the data from 9am...
And I don't know how to change it, when I go to I have another temperature then what VClouds shows me, So where can I change the update rate to every 15 minutes or something?
Because around the net I fond about hundrets of comments about how to set the location, but not one working way to change the update rate for today...
Ashray Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It is a nice skin, and it looks very good.
But it shows me old data
I can change color and position and font size on anything, but I can't change the update rate from the temperature.
It is 10.30 am at my place, and it shows me the data from 9am...
And I don't know to change it, when I go to I have another temperature then what VClouds shows me, So where can I change the update rate to every 15 minutes or something?
Because around the net I fond about hundrets of comments about how to set the location, but not one working way to change the update rate for today...
Ananda96 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
This is one of the best.
But, how can i make it bigger, using 5 daysH ?
ZveraTheBeast Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional Artist
Can someone here help me with problem? I translated everything except abbreviation next to the time of update: " Updated at 00/00/00 00:00 AM >GET<"; in "GET" the letter "e" got translated somehow and I was unable to find what should be translated to fix this
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the best rain's weaather skins. Thank you. Also try out mine:…
Best wishes.
bluenitepk Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2017
I have a problem with the configuration dialogue, which does not reveal where ever, but left out of the program area, where is it not accesible. See the screenshot here
I updated the latest version of Rainmeter (4.0), but it also makes the previous one. I tried everything possible, reinstall too. After a short time it was normal all return to this state, after next pc restart. What it may be related? Graphic card driver I did not change. Until yesterday everything went normally. I have Windows7_64ult.sp1. Consider this RMweather skin as by far the best I've ever tried, I use it for years ;-)
Thx for any help. Peter
paolozamp Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
I' in Italy and I love the Rainmeter and VClouds software. About the meteo I use the 9days prediction but many times for the current data I have the msg: Pease Sandby Loading Weather..... but if I goto… the data are ready and correctly updated. Thanks for your job and Happy New Year...... 
bluenitepk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
hi paolozamp
I solved a similar thing some time ago.
It succeeded in setting the delayed start of Rainmeter of 30sec, by 3th party sw. In my case Glary utilities, which I use for different settings in my pc. If you need to help, let me know (anche in italiano). Now I have another issue I describe it above...
paolozamp Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
If I manually refresh data the result is the same.......
jwacproductions Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
Dates are one day ahead of current date. Forecast is correct just wrong dates. Leap Year this year maybe will be correct Jan 1 ????
paradizebay Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Hi, I've noticed an odd issue in the last couple of days. I'm using the 5-day horizontal setup. The forecasts are correct, but the skin appears to be using last year's calendar. (ie: I'm posting this on December 22, but the skin seems to think it is December 23 and is saying tomorrow is December 24). I have the correct time zone in the settings and my location is correct (I'm in US/EST). It's correct when I start up my computer but over the course of the evening it has changed to the incorrect days. Very strange!
ArtByAri Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I found a quick fix for the calendar issue. Look in the .ini for the heading called [Meterdate+#] (1 = tomorrow, 2= the next day, etc). You need to change the number in the second line to be one less than the first, i.e. MeasureDate+2 to MeasureDate +1, MeasureDate+3 to MeasureDate +2, and so on for all the subsequent headings.

So it will look like this:

After refreshing, the dates should be correct. The only exception is "Tomorrow", which doesn't show a date at all if you use +0 instead of +1.
Nantosuelta-2009 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
Greets.  I love your skin and have been using it for a long time.  I just recently changed to higher resolution (1600 x 1024) and wanted to know if I could resize the skin.  I use the (vertical) 5 Day setting.  Changing the font sizes to be readable results in them running off the skin to the right and bottom.  Is this something I can change in the Settings or in Edit?  Peace.
Rainuser7 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2016
thanks man got it worked from your idea that you given me it works great now. thanks a lot.

Keep doing your brilliant work. thanks & regards.
1hsl15 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
rain precipitation always shows 0% in location POXX7737
VClouds Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
The weather information is taken from the feed, I guess they are not updating it in your location for some reason.
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