Download TheBom Weather Widget

Instructions: Download the zip file, extract, and double click on the widget to install into Dashboard.

TheBom Weather Widget screenshot

Don't get caught in the rain! Weather sourced from The Bureau of Meteorology

Cloud icon The best place to get weather information about Australian cities is from Australia's own Bureau of Meteorology. TheBom Weather Widget gathers all of the most detailed, accurate and up to date information available from the Bureau and delivers it fresh to you.

Detailed Australian weather, in one little package

Sun icon TheBom Weather Widget contains the most detailed information available about the weather in your city. The features include: Current observations such as current temperature (of course!), the "apparent temperature" (also known as Steadman Apparent Temperature), relative humidity, wind direction, air pressure and amount of rain for the day so far. Detailed forecast information for the current and next day. Precis forecast for next 5-7 days (depending on city). Quick links to the Bureau's current observations, forecast and radar pages for your chosen city. Customise the city and temperature settings.


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Version History


  • Fixed: Lots of location updates
  • Added: New user interface
  • Added: New weather data loader (uses native compiled component instead of cURL)
  • Fixed: Many other small issues


  • Fixed: Significant re-write to improve stability and performance
  • Fixed: Multiple instances of widget not loading correct weather
  • Fixed: Issue where widget would cause Dashboard to crash
  • Fixed: Visual layout issues
  • Added: All available observation, forecast and radar locations nationally
  • Added: Interface refresh to improve readability for some users
  • 1.2b

    • Fixed: Issue with text rendering on OSX.5 Leopard
    • Added: Current version number to back of widget
    • Added: Wind speed is now shown
    • Added: Forecast issued time is now displayed in bottom right hand corner


    • Fixed: Issue where widget displays the incorrect day of week


    • Initial release
    • Hotfix: Added Canberra to list of cities