jQuery Plugin For Displaying Real Time Weather Conditions - Open Weather

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jQuery Plugin For Displaying Real Time Weather Conditions - Open Weather

Open Weather is a jQuery plugin for creating a simple weather widget on your web page that fetches and displays the weather conditions of any locations worldwide from OpenWeatherMap.com.

Meteorological data will be displayed:

  • Any location 
  • Current temperature 
  • Current low/high temperature 
  • A description of the current weather 
  • A weather icon 
  • Humidity level 
  • Wind speed 
  • The time the sun will rise
  • The time the sun will set

See also:

How to use it:

1. Create the html for the weather widget.

<div class="weather-wrapper hide"> <img src="" class="weather-icon" alt="Weather Icon" />
<p><strong>Place</strong> <br />
<span class="weather-place"></span></p>
<p><strong>Temperature</strong> <br />
<span class="weather-temperature"></span> (<span class="weather-min-temperature"></span> - <span class="weather-max-temperature"></span>)</p>
<p><strong>Description</strong> <br />
<span class="weather-description capitalize"></span></p>
<p><strong>Humidity</strong> <br />
<span class="weather-humidity"></span></p>
<p><strong>Wind speed</strong> <br />
<span class="weather-wind-speed"></span></p>
<p><strong>Sunrise</strong> <br />
<span class="weather-sunrise"></span></p>
<p><strong>Sunset</strong> <br />
<span class="weather-sunset"></span></p>

2. Include the jQuery javascript library and jQuery Open Weather plugin on your web page.

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.js"></script> 
<script src="src/openWeather.js"></script> 

3. Register and get a API Key from OpenWeatherMap.com, and insert the key into the javascript.(Optional but recommended.)

4. Call the plugin with options.

$(function() {
  city: 'Toronto, ON', // city name, country / province/ state
  lat: null // defines the latitude
  lng: null // defines the longitude
  key: 'YOUR API KEY'
  units: "c" // defines the type of units (c or f).
  lang: 'en',
  descriptionTarget: '.weather-description',
  windSpeedTarget: '.weather-wind-speed',
  minTemperatureTarget: '.weather-min-temperature',
  maxTemperatureTarget: '.weather-max-temperature',
  humidityTarget: '.weather-humidity',
  sunriseTarget: '.weather-sunrise',
  sunsetTarget: '.weather-sunset',
  placeTarget: '.weather-place',
  iconTarget: '.weather-icon',
  customIcons: 'src/img/icons/weather/',
  success: function() {

    //show weather

  error: function(message) {}


Change log:


  • updated syntax to be es6


  • Fixed: Status 401 Unauthorized in demo.

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by michael-lynch. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.