Read the most frequently asked questions and problems with Meteo, along with the development team's answers and solutions.

General

Meteorologist 3.x was rewritten to specific weather sources. How do I choose the city and weather source?

On the Preferences pane, type in the name of the city in the format requested by the weather source. (Sorry, no more lookup.) In the second column, type in the name as you wish it to appear (home, parents, kids). The third column is a drop down for the supported weather sources, choose the one you prefer. In the fourth column you need to specify an Key for the weather source. See the bottom of the Preference pane for the URL to the weather source and the input city format preferred by the weather source. You will need to register for an API key (sometimes called a developer key).

I'm seeing a temp of 9999°F or 5537°C. What's up with that?

That is an indication that you either have the city formatted wrong or the wrong API key. The description following Lat/Long may give you additional details.

Meteorologist displays too much information when I select "Forecast Inline" and I can't see some attributes, such as "high temp." Meteorologist never used to do this, how do I fix it like it was before?

You can uncheck the option "Forecast on one line" under the Weather tab. Alternatively, disable some of the forecast items so that the forecast menu only shows the items that you care about (to do this, choose "Edit City" and then click on the "Forecast Items" tab).

How do I get Metric/Celsius Units (Meteorologist only shows Fahrenheit)?

Under the "Cities" tab of preferences, make sure that "Enable Global Units" is checked and then select the metric units you want.

How do I add radar to my city?

Go to the City Editor and double-click on the name of the city for which you would like radar to be shown. Choose the "Weather Items" tab in the sheet that appears. Scroll down until you see the item "Radar image", and make sure that the checkbox next to it is checked.

RADAR NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

I can't perform a successful city search for a city. What can I do?

Please file a bug report. Include the city name and what version of Meteorologist you are using.

I can search for my city, but Meteorologist doesn't display info about my city. What can I do?

Please file a bug report. Include the city name and what version of Meteorologist you are using.

Why am I getting weird forecasts or weather icons?

Most likely this is due to the fact that weather.com has once again changed the layout of their forecast pages. Try to quit and re-open Meteo. If the problem still persists, and after searching the Bug tracker, you find that no one else has reported the issue, please notify the Meteo team of the problem by opening a new tracker item.

Can I localize Meteo?

Hypothetically, this is possible; however, none of the dynamic components (specifically, the forecast menu itself) are currently localizable. If you have any experience, feel free to explore the single .nib file, but we suggest waiting some time while we compile a translation how-to.

Is Meteo incompatible with APE extensions?

The team is currently looking into the problem. It appears, however, that certain haxies will crash Meteo.

How can I have Meteo start up when I log in?

In 10.9 and newer, open System Preferences and then Users and Group. Make sure your account is selected on the left, and then choose the Login Items tab. Click the "+" below the list of programs and choose Meteo from where you have it on your hard drive. Make sure the "Hide" checkbox is not checked.

In 10.3, open System Preferences and then Accounts. Make sure your account is selected on the left, and then choose the Startup Items tab. Click the "+" below the list of programs and choose Meteo from where you have it on your hard drive. Make sure the "Hide" checkbox is not checked.

In 10.2, open System Preferences and then Login Items. Click the Add... button at the bottom and choose Meteo from where you have it on your hard drive.

Instructions for 10.1 are unavailable because none of the developers are still using 10.1. If you are a user of 10.1, please leave us comment on the news forums with instructions so that others may use them.