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Artist's Note

A weather skin with attention to details...

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

- Up to 9 day forecast provided by the Weather Channel and 1 day variant by Yahoo Weather.
- Available in 16 languages: English, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamazight, Slovak, Serbian, Bulgarian, Finnish, German and Hebrew.
- Moon phase - integrated in the current and today forecast and a separated small moon phase image that can be toggled in the settings.
- Includes 12 vertical and 3 horizontal variations.
- Additional tooltip information for the forecast days.
- 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.

*** IMPORTANT - This skin requires Rainmeter v2.3.3b or higher ***

- 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 and the yahoo variations has their own settings utility and you will need to change it separately).
- 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 the instructions.

* all buttons, graphics and the new moon and weather icons were created by me. If you want to use the icons look here:

- 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 - a) Now the language can be easily switched via the settings utility (7 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.
- 10.10.2011 - Added a shine effect around the background frame that subtlety changes color depending on the weather (can be turned off in the settings).
- 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 iohelix.net
- 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. (weather.com 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 - 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.
- 8.3.2013 - Fixed 9th day forecast not showing (fixed by :devarchange2009:)
- 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.

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.

Benjam Welker http://iohelix.net/

Translations provided by:
Polish - sakej
French - NickoLef
Russian - Anegin13
Italian - DRACOVINIA74
Hungarian - Csige
Czech - Ejmin
Portuguese - fabianopinheiro
Spanish - EyesWolf
German - MissPauline
Tamazight - Ya2sine
Serbian - xtrinity1
Slovak - sspooky13
Bulgarian - WeeD0x
Finnish 80shark

See it in action -

*** If you like this skin try VClouds System -

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Comments (34)

Uirapuru says:

whoa the new VClouds =D Beautiful

Mon, Sep 13th at 11:27am (7 years ago)
Sazon says:

Very Nice !

Mon, Sep 13th at 11:58am (7 years ago)
Hermesonl says:

Beautiful, even better, thanks.

Mon, Sep 13th at 11:58pm (7 years ago)

i really love your work, but why rainmeter 1.3 beta and installer version too? i prefer zip (portable) version more and won't change anything untill (if) portable versionv of rainmeter 1.3 shows up.
good work anyway.

Tue, Sep 14th at 02:28am (7 years ago)

they say portable version of rainmeter 1.3 is avaliable but i can't find it. anyone knows?

Tue, Sep 14th at 02:50am (7 years ago)
VClouds says:

The reason for the beta is the new features like the tooltips and panel.

I cant find a zip version of 1.3. you could try and ask in the forums.

Tue, Sep 14th at 08:50am (7 years ago)


Tue, Sep 14th at 09:13am (7 years ago)

I press the button in the top right corner and nothing happens. I'm in Rainmeter 1.3. Windows 7 64bit. Any ideas?

Tue, Oct 12th at 07:41pm (7 years ago)
VClouds says:

If your using the latest version of rainmeter than it should work.

Wed, Oct 13th at 06:49pm (7 years ago)

Well, unfortunately, it doesn't. I'm really grateful for your work on this, and if you could possibly determine a cause, I'd be very grateful.

Sun, Oct 17th at 07:11pm (7 years ago)
VClouds says:

Maybe you can try reinstalling the skin and/or a clean install of rainmeter...

I'm running win7 64bit with rainmeter 1.3final and don't have any problems.

Wed, Oct 20th at 11:36am (7 years ago)
VClouds says:

Thanks for the kind words!

Wed, Nov 24th at 12:24pm (7 years ago)
bachbeet says:

I have no idea how to change the weather from London to where I live.

Wed, Mar 16th at 07:34pm (6 years ago)
VClouds says:

Click the button on the upper right side.
now click ? and read the instructions.

Wed, Mar 16th at 09:20pm (6 years ago)

How do you change the degrees to F?

Sun, Mar 20th at 10:04am (6 years ago)
VClouds says:

Open the panel, open settings, choose Unit and change it to f.

Mon, Mar 21st at 09:03am (6 years ago)
Cevandri says:

I was wondering if I could use your skin as a base for my own skin? ofc proper credit will be given where it should be given.

I'll modify the mod very extensively but your weathercode will be there (since I am hopeless in webparsing)

if this is okay with you that is.. otherwise I have to go and learn RegExp and spend several days trying to get one day working... =/ but I will only do this if I am allowed.

Sat, Aug 13th at 01:56pm (6 years ago)
Cevandri says:

Actually, I didnt need to use your code since I found a very nice tutorial on how to use webparse. (needed to learn that anyway I think)
but still your weather skin is one of the best skins I have seen!

Sat, Aug 13th at 04:10pm (6 years ago)
timdee says:

Is it possible to change the sunrise/sunset times to 24 hour format?

Sat, Nov 5th at 05:10pm (6 years ago)
VClouds says:

^ Sorry, but no... ^

Sun, Nov 6th at 10:53am (6 years ago)

I installed this skin but then i got a bunch of viruses.

Tue, Feb 14th at 02:07am (5 years ago)
doygo says:

Excellent skin, i've using this since rainmeter 1, and its amazing... =)
I wish you could implement a switch on/off for the transparent look, like in your vclouds 1

Fri, Feb 17th at 11:32pm (5 years ago)
doygo says:

solved partially the problem, was the blur effect on, even with 0 on transparency, but its not totally like the v1... =(
and still can't fit well on the top right corner... =(

Fri, Feb 17th at 11:43pm (5 years ago)
VClouds says:

@wtfworldwtf this skin is clean of viruses...

@doygo to turn the background completely off you need to switch off the following lines in the settings 'Background', 'Reflection', 'Shine' and 'Blur'.

Sun, Feb 19th at 11:48am (5 years ago)
VClouds says:

@doygo to make it fit in corners you need to right click the skin, go to Settings and uncheck 'Keep on screen'.

Sun, Feb 19th at 11:50am (5 years ago)
kubac says:


Tue, Oct 16th at 12:04pm (5 years ago)

Fantastic skin. Love it.

Curious though, for the "Today" slot will show the expected high temperature for the day, but after that point is reached (not sure if it's an exact time or when the temperature is reached), it goes blank. I'd like to think it would then display the expected low temperature for the night, but I only see the word "Today" and the little degrees circle. No weather icon, no temperature, nothing else. All other days aren't affected. Is this a glitch or done by design?

Sun, Nov 3rd at 08:46pm (4 years ago)
VClouds says:

Update the skin...

Tue, Nov 5th at 06:31pm (4 years ago)
VClouds says:

@TechnicDragon, thanks glad you like it!
the today/tonight part of the skin has broken down two weeks ago because the weather.com guys changed the feed.
I have updated the skin with a fix a couple of days ago, so download and reinstall.

Tue, Nov 5th at 09:22pm (4 years ago)

How can i make the edges of the skins consistant between Glasses and Weather? Glasses system has radiused corners and Weather, as well as, Glasses Slideshow are square.

Wed, Dec 10th at 12:57pm (3 years ago)
kalblue says:

Outstanding skin! However, I want to let you know that the "moon phase" information in "GlassesVCWeather2" does not seem to be working correctly . . . at least for me. It seems that where moon phase related numbers should appear: I just see blanks. Nonetheless, every other aspect of this skin is just beautiful and works flawlessly.

Sat, Feb 14th at 04:37am (2 years ago)
fwd079 says:

Google marks the rmskin file as malicious.

Wed, Mar 4th at 02:39am (2 years ago)
fwd079 says:

In Chrome, I meant. So had to force download it this time. Please check. Thanks.

Wed, Mar 4th at 02:40am (2 years ago)

Great Skin and very useful, however there's a slight error with the dates for the forecast.
Using an Australian location code, the forecast date for date +1 is actually today's date in the morning and date +2 is actually date +1. However in the evening the dates sort themselves out. It seems to me that the date function is dependent on some US location rather than the location entered (in this case an Australian site). How would I be able to fix this?

Tue, Jan 19th at 04:57pm (1 year ago)

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