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Actual Rainmeter

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It's called rainmeter and than almost no one measures rain.
I couldn't find anyone that did this before but there probably is though.
It is the Rainmeter logo and an actual Rain-meter for Rainmeter.

It was meant as a joke but it actually works now!
Enter your countrycode and city in the main ini file ( nl/amsterdam by default ).
And you will get the precipitation forecast visualised by the Rainmeter logo.
You can also change the colors and size of the skin.

Changelog
1.4.2
Fixed: Parsing error

1.4.1
Fixed: Skin not loading on startup

1.4
The weather.com API died as of 15/01/2020. Now using the wunderground website.

1.3
private update

1.2
massive code simplification and rounded water levels

1.1
Fixed errors when precipitation was 0

1.0
Release

Archive available on GitHub
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WhiffMikeNew Deviant

I get an error:

RegExp matching error (-1) (Actual Rainmeter\Actual Rainmeter.ini - [MeasureData])

How can I solve this?

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WyzzyMoonProfessional Interface Designer

Website changed it's code which caused the parser to fail.

Fixed in version 1.4.2

Flo06's avatar
Best weather skin.

Many thanks for the update !
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WyzzyMoonProfessional Interface Designer
Thanks :D
Flo06's avatar
Just a little problem : The skin doesn't load when windows starts.
Any idea about that ? :)
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WyzzyMoonProfessional Interface Designer
You're right! It's fixed in version 1.4.1!
It seemed to have something to do the fact that the skin was named "Rainmeter.ini" which is the same name as one of Rainmeters core files. That probably confused it.
It's now named "Actual Rainmeter"
Flo06's avatar
Perfect ! Thanks again !
riccio14's avatar
every time I restart the pc the Actual Rainmeter skill is not present I have to load it every time, how can I solve it thanks ....
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WyzzyMoonProfessional Interface Designer
Fixed it in version 1.4.1, please redownload!
FURINCAZAN's avatar

Wow.

It's really amazing.

And this skin working. Wow#2

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WyzzyMoonProfessional Interface Designer
Thanks! enjoy!
Usars's avatar
This skin doesn't load when changing to a layout that has it saved in it.
NeonHD's avatar
What a creative idea, so awesome :D (Big Grin) 
Eternal017's avatar
This is great! ''From great minds comes great things'' ....Thanks.
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WyzzyMoonProfessional Interface Designer
Thank you!
Devie12's avatar
Im pretty new to rainmeter, and I was wondering if there would be a way to configure this skin to show/hide another skin based on the % value of rain. So if the precipitation is above a certain point it will show another skin with a rain effect on the desktop, and if its below a certain point it will hide the skin.
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WyzzyMoonProfessional Interface Designer
That's possible. I don't know how good you are with coding but you would need to work with bangs. You can add an if statement to one of the meters and make it show/hide a rain skin based on the percentage.
Devie12's avatar
Thanks! I'll give it a shot. I may be wrong, but wouldn't an if statement go in a measure?
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Update: The If statement does need to be in a measure. And I got it to work, thanks!
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WyzzyMoonProfessional Interface Designer
Yes you're right, great you got it working!
tesia819's avatar
I'm new to rainmeter.. and I can't seem to find a variables.inc file! I feel like an idiot, but can someone help?

Joined Deviantart just to ask this.. I love the concept of this skin!
ohshit420's avatar
Or go to Documents>Rainmeter>Skins>Rainmeter>resources
Then you find variables.inc.
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WyzzyMoonProfessional Interface Designer
No problem, welcome to Deviantart!
If you open you rainmeter window and rightclick on the "Rainmeter" folder in the sidebar that contains the skin, you can click on "open folder".
There you'll find a folder called Resources, and in there you'll find variables.inc.

Let me know if you can't find it
otto251's avatar
Does it show the percentage of rain? or how much there has been?
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