How to add the weather forecast to your Mac menu bar

The menu bar on your Mac is a handy spot to quickly see the date, time, or battery level, plus have fast access to your Notification Center, Spotlight Search, or Siri. So, why not have your weather conditions there too? Then at a glance, you can check the current temperature and click for your forecast.

Instead of opening a separate app to get these details, here’s how to add the weather forecast to your Mac menu bar.

Seeing weather data from menu bar on Mac

Of course, there’s no magical way to pop the weather into your menu bar. But there are a few good apps on the Mac App Store you can use.

Forecast Bar – Weather + Radar

Forecast Bar Weather and Radar Settings for Mac

Forecast Bar – Weather + Radar is a great choice with lots to offer. After you download it, you’re given a choice to add it to your menu bar or Dock. Choose the menu bar option.

After that, you’ll see your current conditions display, and when you click the icon in the menu bar, you’ll then see a ton of additional options.

Check the hourly forecast using a graph or summary. View what’s coming up for the week with highs, lows, and summaries per day. Click the top left to open the radar map. And click your current conditions for details on pressure, dew point, wind, visibility, and UV index.

Choose the update frequency from one hour up to six hours or manually. You can also customize the app in the preferences for app type (menu bar or Dock), theme, menu bar icons, forecast summary, background images, notifications, touch bar, and more.

Forecast Bar – Weather + Radar is free for your Mac with in-app purchases for various update frequency options.

Download Forecast Bar

Other weather apps for Mac menu bar

Besides Forecast Bar, you can also use these free apps:

Weather Dock app on Mac showing the weather details in menu bar
Weather Dock app

Forget searching for or opening a weather app on your Mac to check the current conditions and forecast. These cool apps put the details in your menu bar and let you view what you need with a click. Are you going to give these weather apps a try? If so, let us know which one you like or if there is a different one you’d recommend.

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