Instant Weather Reports with ForecastFox

weather A few months ago, I told you about the fresh looking Google Chrome extension called Aniweather. It gives you a quick weather report and five day forecast, simply by clicking an icon in your web browser.

After reading a post from the Madras Geek, I decided to try out another instant weather tool called ForecastFox. It gives me the same types of weather info, but it offers just a little bit more. You can use ForecastFox in both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers.

In Firefox, you’ll get a new toolbar in the status section at the bottom of the browser. When you hover over each icon, you’ll get different reports.


In the Chrome browser, the ForecastFox icon is at top right of the browser.


Here’s what the weather reports look like in Chrome:


When you click on the map, you will be directed to the AccuWeather website to see the maps there.

To see the details of each day’s forecast, you can click on the day in the left sidebar.


ForecastFox offers the forecast for more days than Aniweather (shown below), however the Aniweather pop-up is much nicer looking, and it’s information comes from

arrow-down-double-3 Download ForecastFox for Chrome

arrow-down-double-3Download ForecastFox for Firefox

arrow-down-double-3Internet Explorer? Here’s an Accuweather Toolbar.

Techie Buzz Verdict:

The ForecastFox addon/extension is excellent for keeping me up to date on weather. It stays out of the way and does it’s job with no visible hit to my system performance. It deserves a thumbs up.


Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

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Clif Sipe

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  • Don

    been using ForecastFox muself in firefox, great little program! didn’t know about Aniweather, will have to give a try in chrome, thanx!

    • Clif Sipe

      Thanks for the comment Don.