8 great examples of CSS and JS weather widgets

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Weather is a big part of our daily life. Therefore, websites and mobile apps are always required to generate reports. Users will check everything from the current conditions outside their home to the prediction of their favorite resort.

An attractive user interface can make the weather easier to understand and even more entertaining. Designers accomplish this through a combination of colors, animations, and fun symbols. Sometimes one or two unexpected surprises can have a positive effect.

  

Let's look at some examples of weather user interfaces that match the design for a sunny day.

Time beyond limits.

Map-based user interfaces appear to be a natural addition to weather data. All you need is everything in a neat and tidy room. But this fragment breaks with tradition. Animate various weather scenarios that go beyond this small map. Rain, snow, and sunrays burst outside the limits of the card.

Check out Steve Gardner's animated weather map

Simply beautiful

What makes this weather interface work is its simplicity. The use of well-known and rounded figures together with a high color contrast makes it easy to read. The included scroll effects will also capture the viewer's attention.

See the design of the Colin Espinas Pen Simple Weather application

Abstract symbols

Here is a group of CSS3 symbols that differ significantly from typical weather images. They are a bit abstract with simple animations that add personality. Although slightly larger in this example, styles are also suitable for small symbols. They offer a way to stand out without taking up too much space.

See Akhil Sai Ram's animated feather weather symbols (pure CSS)

SVG movement

This collection of animated SVG symbols is very sharp. The animated movements are intuitive and remarkable, but not exaggerated. Even better, they are vectors and can be scaled to any size. They are a great addition to any use of weather.

Check out the feather some weather symbols svgs from Nat

Your local weather on request

Location services are great for providing relevant information to your site visitors. This snippet is an excellent example as it records your location and displays the current weather. The Google map in the background is also a nice touch.

Watch The McHenry’s Pen Show Local Show

Soft waves

This excerpt combines various aspects of the other examples on this list. It is location based, has a map container and uses simple animations. The result is a weather widget that is quite minimal but remarkable. It's proof that you don't have to overwhelm users with too much design to keep them up-to-date.

See The Coding Aviator Pen Weather Map

Now and beyond that

Here's an attractive widget that captures your location and shows you what to expect until midnight the next day. You can find the current temperature and other relevant data from the beginning. Scroll down and see what things look like in thirty hour increments. The included video background really completes the look.

See the fluidity of the pen: CIT261 by Bermon Painter

Here is Mario in today's weather.

While this wonderful weather user interface is not accurate, it is fun to watch. The star of the show needs no introduction, and the angry sun in the sky conjures up beautiful memories (or horrors). You can also connect this to an API at any time to get a real forecast.

View ErreC's Super Mario Weather Pen

Customize your website for the weather

Showing the weather on your site is not technically difficult. Designing a striking (but unobtrusive) user interface is a real challenge.

The examples here (with the possible exception of Mario) provide a clean and unique way to display important information. Animations are especially fun to use because they add context to different types of weather. It is also more fun than a static image.

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