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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!"

New beta version here: Do I Need a Jacket? 2.0 (beta)

All credit for the idea goes to:
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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Woofiny Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Hey, FlyingHyrax, I'm not getting any updated weather any more, I have to manually refresh, do you have an ideas why that is?
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Would you mind checking if this one has the same problem?
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
No idea, but I'm working on a new version written from scratch that uses a different API.
XxputxX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
I was getting the data for the city I was in UK, but now I moved to Portugal and neither Yahoo nor are working for Portugal.
joaolx95 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
I would also like to know. I live in Portugal and would really like to use this.
aussietanker Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
i know this is an old thread, but this is a great little widget ...

as someone said, its just like having mum on the computer screen :)

i have read thru all the pages here and am having an issue ... i changed the original color (can't remember what it was) to a dark grey ... i decided after a while that i didn't like it so changed it to white text, which looks ok as i usually use darker wallpapers   ... however, since then i have been unable to change the color at all ... despite deleting the whole DINAJ folder from the rainmeter skins folder in my docs (can anyone tell me the corect way to delete a skin from rainmeter?) and re installing DINAJ

any ideas what might be wrong and how to fix it?

here is my settings file (from clicking the little gear icon) >




font1=Segoe UI Light

what i would really like to do is have the top line one color
and the bottom line a different color


top line > Colour1=240,240,240 > whitish grey
bottom line > Colour2=255,183,65 > orange

any ideas on how to do this anyone?

FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
You spelled "colour" wrong.  ;)  Try "color" instead.

To set each string to a different color, you can just plug whatever values you want into the "[Y/N]" and "[Elaboration]" meters in jacket.ini.  Right now both have "FontColor=#color#" (to use the value from the settings file), but you can set "FontColor=(whatever color you'd like)" on either one.
APIIUM Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I mean he spelled it right, just not how rainmeter wants it . 
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Exactly. :)
Lady-Boyle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
This isn't updating automatically. I have to manually refresh it to see the correct info. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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