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Do I Need a Jacket? by FlyingHyrax Do I Need a Jacket? by FlyingHyrax

"Do I Need a Jacket?"

Yet another Rainmeter weather skin

"A simple, straightforward interpretation of the weather - It's like having your mom on your desktop!"

All credit for the idea goes to: [link]
However, the skin does not actually use that website. The skin parses current weather info from Yahoo! Weather and does the math in the skin. The only downside to this - Y! Weather does not provide wind gusts data, which is important for a skin like this.

On mouseover, the skin shows three buttons for the Settings.txt file, Refresh, and the Readme file. Please refer to the readme ("info.rtf") for explanations of all the variables in Settings.txt and instructions on how to find your Yahoo! weather location code.

Looks like Yahoo! made some changes to their weather page, and removed the RSS button. The feed still works, but you can't go from the forecast page to the RSS feed to wind your Yahoo/ WOEID. In the US, instead of using your WOEID, you should just be able to use your ZIP code. For those outside the US, try this:
- Go to (the Weather Channel) and search for your location, preferably using a city and country.
- On the page for your location, look at the URL bar. It should be something like this: htt.p://
- The sequence of eight letters and numbers near the end of the URL, between the last "/" and the ":", are that location's WOEID. For instance, Johannesburg, South Africa (the link above) is SFXX0023. Use the WOEID to set your location for the skin as indicated in the README file.
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thatsmary Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  New member
Hello everyone ! I'd like to know how to change Fahrenheit to Celsius. Can someone help me with it ?
lachstah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  New member
Does changing temperature to Celsius also change the wind speeds to km/h?
ExcitedDugong Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  New member
Thanks for this awesome skin. I want to change its functionality to show whether i will need a jacket TOMORROW. can you help me with this? I basically only need this line:…

to reflect this (with a &dayf=2 or something like this i guess?)

help would be much appreciated :)

P.S.: I translated it to German, i could give you the lines if you want to make it public?
diego2o13 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2014
The instructions didn't work out for me... It always said that it was darn could outside but not windy. What I did was this: First, open the DINAJ folder (you can right click on the skin, then click DINAJ) and open the jacket file. Then look for the [mWeatherData] section and in the line "URL" change the "forecastrss?p" to "forecastrss?w". Now, the WOEID you should use is on When you enter a location, the URL should say something like "". For the example, the WOEID is "123456". That is the number you should put on the settings file. Also, check in the settings file that the "unit" is NOT set in capital letters because it's case sensitive (it should be either "c" or "f"). Thats all! Btw, great skin! (:
Thebuilderdd Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
A really good thing to add is to say that you need a jacket when it is raining.
MrXax Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
I had DINAJ set to use Celcius, but it was still using the hard-coded Fahrenheit numbers to determine how chilly/cold it is. No biggie; I converted the temperatures and saved the changes. However, I'm noticing that DINAJ isn't updating itself (or is doing so infrequently). Is there a way to change how often it updates?
drunk-and-lazy-prole Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome skin comrade! But, how can you set the text to be a white on black text to make it more visible?
OmbraInvisibile Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is awesome! Used it as soon as i discovered it :D
indigovue24 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My "Tonight" temp isn't working. Like in the afternoon when it should switch to tonight's temp, it still says "Today, but the temperature and everything else just disappears. I didn't change the coding or anything, but I went in and looked and under "Gather Weather Info From RSS" "Tonight" is missing. Does that have anything to do with it?
Chase2991 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Its so faint! I have it set on a black background and I struggle to even read it. I messed around with the colors a bit to try and change this but it doesn't seem to fix the issue. Do you have a suggestion?

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