macOS Big Sur Weather

Speaking of the weather, there is no real weather app builtin to macOS. You can run a third-party weather App like I do. If you do not wish to pay for a third-party App, then note that Apple has included a Weather Widget in more recent versions of the macOS. You have to activate the Weather Widget, here is how you do that.

Weather Widget

macOS Big Sur has a feature called “Widgets” which were imported from iOS. They can be pretty handy. The Weather Widget is just one of many available widgets. To add or subtract a widget, you have to click on the Notifications Center icon (the date area) in the upper-right corner of the Desktop and select “Edit Widgets”.

Edit Widgets

You will see a list of possible Widgets to install.

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If you click on “Weather”, the widget is displayed to the right.

Weather Selected

You can choose different sizes, but more on that in a minute. If you double-click the Weather Widget, it is added to your Notifications Center. Then, just click “Done” and you are good to go.

Weather Done

The Weather Widget is available to you in the Notifications area.

Weather Notifications

If you would like to increase the size of the Weather Widget, just right-click on it and choose your size.

Edit Weather

I prefer the “Large” size because I like the six-day weather plan.

Weather Large

By the way, after you right-click on it and are in the settings area, you can select the “Edit Weather” button to change the weather location.


That is pretty much all there is to it. It is handy to have the weather at your fingertips.1

  1. I use the macOS Weather Widget sometimes, but lately I have been using the Carrot Weather App[]