This Animated Weather Widget freeware (warning music!) for Windows offers an interesting new take on the desktop weather motif. Instead of just supplying a boring old pic, the developers have crafted a fully animated widget with lots of customisable imagery to make the program interesting.
There’s the usual forecast information available, culled from a choice of the better weather services around the world, but you also get realistic animations for things like rain, snow and cloudy spells. It’s global, has auto updating and can minimize to the tray if you need desktop space. There’s also a more sophisticated Pro version for $9.95. Nice.
The exquisitely realistic video effects of cloudiness, rain and snow provide the vivid sensation of current or future weather conditions for more than 50000 locations over the world, and the reliability of the forecast is ensured by several weather aggregators.