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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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poop87 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
How do I change the color of the text?
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Hover over the skin and click the little gear icon that appears in the top left corner to open the settings file. You can change the "color" value to anything in Hex or RGBA format as described here:…
AntonVolkov Featured By Owner Edited Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You can click a "gear" button on a widget. This action will open settings.txt with current settings for this widget. There you can find a line called "color" with 4 numbers. The first three are (at least i assume so) traditional RGB numbers ( range: 0-255 ) and the last one (also an assumption) is the brightness or smth like that (range: 0-255)
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 ?
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Hover over the skin, click in the little gear icon that appears in the top left.  That opens the settings file in your default text editor (probably notepad).  Change the line "unit=f" to "unit=c" to retrieve metric data from Yahoo instead of Fahrenheit.  However, all the different thresholds (hotTemp, coldeTemp, windLow, etc) are set for Fahrenheit, so you'll want to adjust those to numbers that make more sense for the Celsius range.
When your done changing settings, just save the file and refresh the skin.

(I'd like to work on a new version that isn't so annoying to edit, but I might not have time.)
lachstah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  New member
Does changing temperature to Celsius also change the wind speeds to km/h?
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I believe so, yes.
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.
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