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VClouds Weather 2 by VClouds VClouds Weather 2 by VClouds

A weather skin with attention to details...

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

IMPORTANT - This skin requires Rainmeter v3.3.1 or higher

• Up to 9 day forecast provided by The Weather Channel.
• Available in 17 languages: English, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamazight, Slovak, Serbian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Finnish, German and Hebrew.
• Moon phase - a small moon phase image with additional info that can be toggled in the settings and a big moon phase integrated in the night time weather image.
• Includes 12 vertical and 3 horizontal variations.
• Additional tooltip information for the forecast days (put the cursor over the weather forecast icons).
• 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.

* all the graphics, buttons and the moon and weather icons were created by me. if you want to use the icons look Here and read the description.

• 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 variations has their own settings utility and you will need to change it separately).
• Location - To find the code for your location Go to search for your city.
when in your city page, copy the 8 digit code (for example - USNY0996) from the URL in the address bar.
Click the button on the upper right corner of the skin to open the panel and click the Settings button -
select 'Location' and Paste the code over the old one - click Set.
• To change the language click the upper right button. click the Settings button on the panel. in the Settings
box scroll down to Language, select it, type your language (for example Italian) and click Set.
• 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 further instructions.

• 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 - Multiple Updates:
a) Now the language can be easily switched via the settings utility (16 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.
• 5.10.2011 - Added a shine effect around the background frame that subtlety changes color depending on the weather (can be turned off in the settings).
• 8.10.2011 - Fixes to the Shine effect.
• 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
• 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. ( 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 - 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.
• 3.11.2012 - Added the Slovak language thanks to sspooky13.
• 8.3.2013 - Fixed 9th day forecast not showing (fixed by Archange2009)
• 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.
• 8.4.2015 - Fixed Moon info thanks to benjamwelker. fixed day forecast not showing after midnight. added the Ukrainian language thanks to t1Hb. added sunrise/sunset time in 24h thanks to hw2015 for the code (to use it, enter English 24h instead of English in the language settings). many small changes and fixes.
• 14.5.2016 - Replaced the non functional xml feed. Removed the skin.

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.

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Translations provided by:
Polish sakej
French NickoLef
Russian Anegin13
Hungarian Csige
Czech Ejmin
Portuguese fabianopinheiro
Spanish EyesWolf
Tamazight Ya2sine
German MissPauline
Serbian xtrinity1
Slovak sspooky13
Bulgarian WeeD0x
Finnish 80shark
Ukrainian t1Hb.

The skin is featured in…

*** If you like this skin try VClouds System and Glasses

Please update to the last version of the skin before posting about problems.
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Ananda96 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
This is one of the best.
But, how can i make it bigger, using 5 daysH ?
ZveraTheBeast Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional Artist
Can someone here help me with problem? I translated everything except abbreviation next to the time of update: " Updated at 00/00/00 00:00 AM >GET<"; in "GET" the letter "e" got translated somehow and I was unable to find what should be translated to fix this
Pul53dr1v3r Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017   General Artist
One of the best rain's weaather skins. Thank you. Also try out mine:…
Best wishes.
bluenitepk Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2017
I have a problem with the configuration dialogue, which does not reveal where ever, but left out of the program area, where is it not accesible. See the screenshot here
I updated the latest version of Rainmeter (4.0), but it also makes the previous one. I tried everything possible, reinstall too. After a short time it was normal all return to this state, after next pc restart. What it may be related? Graphic card driver I did not change. Until yesterday everything went normally. I have Windows7_64ult.sp1. Consider this RMweather skin as by far the best I've ever tried, I use it for years ;-)
Thx for any help. Peter
paolozamp Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
I' in Italy and I love the Rainmeter and VClouds software. About the meteo I use the 9days prediction but many times for the current data I have the msg: Pease Sandby Loading Weather..... but if I goto… the data are ready and correctly updated. Thanks for your job and Happy New Year...... 
bluenitepk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
hi paolozamp
I solved a similar thing some time ago.
It succeeded in setting the delayed start of Rainmeter of 30sec, by 3th party sw. In my case Glary utilities, which I use for different settings in my pc. If you need to help, let me know (anche in italiano). Now I have another issue I describe it above...
paolozamp Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
If I manually refresh data the result is the same.......
jwacproductions Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
Dates are one day ahead of current date. Forecast is correct just wrong dates. Leap Year this year maybe will be correct Jan 1 ????
paradizebay Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Hi, I've noticed an odd issue in the last couple of days. I'm using the 5-day horizontal setup. The forecasts are correct, but the skin appears to be using last year's calendar. (ie: I'm posting this on December 22, but the skin seems to think it is December 23 and is saying tomorrow is December 24). I have the correct time zone in the settings and my location is correct (I'm in US/EST). It's correct when I start up my computer but over the course of the evening it has changed to the incorrect days. Very strange!
Nantosuelta-2009 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
Greets.  I love your skin and have been using it for a long time.  I just recently changed to higher resolution (1600 x 1024) and wanted to know if I could resize the skin.  I use the (vertical) 5 Day setting.  Changing the font sizes to be readable results in them running off the skin to the right and bottom.  Is this something I can change in the Settings or in Edit?  Peace.
Rainuser7 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2016
thanks man got it worked from your idea that you given me it works great now. thanks a lot.

Keep doing your brilliant work. thanks & regards.
1hsl15 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
rain precipitation always shows 0% in location POXX7737
VClouds Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
The weather information is taken from the feed, I guess they are not updating it in your location for some reason.
Rainuser7 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2016
I live in India the skin shows the my city and temperature but the message " please stand by loading weather " is not going away. i mean its the glass panel so i can see my city and the temperature but this image of " loading weather" which should go away but its not going away.
VClouds Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
If the "loading weather" text wont go away it means that for some reason is not sending some major part of the weather information.

You can manually edit and delete the entire LOADING section in the bottom part of the INI file (right click the skin > edit skin)
Rainuser7 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
thanks man got it worked from your idea that you given me it works great now. thanks a lot.

Keep doing your brilliant work. thanks & regards.
VClouds Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Your welcome
NeilAFawcett Featured By Owner Edited Nov 27, 2016
The main/large icon (for the weather) at the top has stopped loading/showing for me now. This started about 4-5 days ago? Is this a known problem?

Infact the current weather description is missing to eg: "Partly Cloudy" - Probably part of the same issue!

Other days (eg: next three days) all seem to be displaying OK!?
VClouds Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
This is probably a feed problem. whats your location code?
Atlas--I8I Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Hello, I also have this problem since a few days.
No problem for the small icon but the large icon doesn't appear (location code : FRXX0056).

Is there any solutions ?
VClouds Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Checked your code and I see the problem, but unfortunately its an issue with the feed and the only thing to do is wait till they fix it.
Atlas--I8I Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
Ok, thanks for the answer !
paradizebay Featured By Owner Edited Nov 3, 2016
oops nevermind, found my answer below so I'll just say thanks so much for this skin, I really love it!
tomgoodell Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Hi, first, thanks so much for such a great skin! Incredibly easy to configure and tons of great data, all in a beautiful interface. I looked at lots of weather skins, and this is by far the best.

Is there any way to increase the refresh rate of the data? I searched through the code but couldn't find anything obvious. And, I'm a total newbie to Rainmeter, so it may be there.
galvi777 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016

Do I have to change if I want information Wind screen for 8 days in the skin?

neolith Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
If somebody don't like Yahoo (I'm :) ) still sending xml file but link should be like this for example:*&unit=m&dayf=3&locale= pl

unit=m (for Celcius) dayf=3 (3 days wether) locale= pl (Polish language)
ElifeGenc1969 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this skin!!!
LoveThank you for making and sharing it with us!
Atlas--I8I Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
It's all good for me too !
dersascha85 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
yes weather is working again!
MrRata Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
Now start to wroks fine! :D
Atlas--I8I Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
Same thing for me...

Hope the problem will be solved soon.
Christhawk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
With the weather problem, specific to VClouds, I can get my forecast in several locations if I use the vertical layout but in none of them horizontally.  Any thoughts?
VClouds Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
Apparently there's a problem with the servers. some location codes aren't working but others do. hopefully its a temporary problem.
You can checkout the discussion on the subject in the rainmeter forums:…
dersascha85 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
ok thx for information!
hopefully thex will fix it soon!
rms59 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
Mine stopped too. Wait a few days for vclouds to come up with a fix.
dersascha85 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016
first of all i love this weather skin! nice work!
but since today weather inforamtion is not showing up anymore i have an emtpy window... i dont change anything
ElifeGenc1969 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here and can't get it to work either No, I disagree! 
MrRata Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016
Me too, my vclouds stop to work from yesterday :/
nathanFla Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
even mine stop  working since yesterday
Veky83 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
Same here.
strawberrysunday12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
How do you get these things to work? 

Already pasted the following, saved the .ini file, hit refresh, and still nothing, except please standby loading weather.…94501:4:US#?cc=*&unit=#Unit#&dayf=1
ElifeGenc1969 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I had and did the same, same as you,only said, loading, until yesterday evening, it suddenly started working again :D (Big Grin) 
VClouds Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2016
Please reinstall the skin, since you didn't follow the instructions in the skin's description above and edited the ini file manually you basically broke the skin.

You need to enter an 8 digit code of your location and not your zip code, in your case its USCA0008.
Also follow the instructions and use the settings utility to change the code and not by editing the ini file.
strawberrysunday12 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
Thanks. Didn't really have to reinstall the skin. Not sure if I'm doing it right, but I opened the file "" and changed the location to USCA0008 (my location) and now anytime I switch to 7, 9, 5 etc days display, they all work with my location's updated weather forecast. Thanks.
rfrax79 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
brilliant work, thank you.

is there a way to remove the #'s from visibly bookending text?
VClouds Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Check your language settings.
It should be:
English 24   (for 24h)
English        (for 12h)
kantori Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Both weather and RSS (for the Glass skin) are no longer working. Got the latest Rainmeter 3.3.2, tried reinstalling fresh both rainmeter, weather (in the link above) and glass skin and nothing. The log error I'm getting is ErrorCode=12029 which is on both weather and RSS on glass skin.
kantori Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
I made a mistake. I did not get that Comodo Internet Security Premium program had blocked those 2 skins from talking to those IPs you set. Apologize, will let my comment stay in case others get the same problem.
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