How to add time to Google Calendar

Have you ever felt the deep disappointment that occurs when your favorite online service is no longer available? Has Google shattered your life by suspending or canceling support for a tool you loved? It’s true that Google can be a cruel lover, as we’ve all learned that what Google gives, Google can take away.

Readers may remember that adding time to Google Calendar was as simple as checking a box in your calendar settings. Why Google has removed this feature remains a mystery, but hope is not lost. There are still some ways to display weather information in your GCal.

Weather calendars you can subscribe to in Google Calendar

The easiest way to add weather to your Google Calendar is by subscribing to one or more available weather calendars. Here are the top three weather calendars and how to add them to Google Calendar.

Weather forecast with icons

This may be the easiest way to add time to your GCal.

  1. Go to The weather on the calendar website.
  1. Enter the location for which you want to get weather information in the search box.
  1. Choose Celsius or Fahrenheit.
  2. Choose the day temperature or high / low.
  3. Copy the generated URL.
  4. Open your Google Calendar in a browser.
  5. Select the gear / gear icon and open it Configuration.
  6. From the menu on the left, select Add calendar > From the URL.
  1. Stick the URL you copied.
  2. Select the file Add calendar button.
  3. Return to the calendar to see the weather data.


Formerly called, this service offers two types of free accounts and two premium options. The “Free for everyone” account does not require any registration, but you will not be able to change any settings and will not have access to any location-based calendar.

A “free account” requires you to create an account with an email address. You will have access to more calendars and be able to change their name and change their settings. In particular, “All new accounts receive [a] 3 months Payment account free subscription (access to all calendars). ”

A paid account costs $ 5.99 a year. This will allow you to access all the calendars they offer in all languages. Its website states: “Data is available in ICS (iCalendar) and RSS formats. Calendar settings are retained when you upgrade from the free account.”

WebCal also offers a Pro account for software developers. At $ 56.99 / year, it’s expensive, but it gives subscribers “full access to all calendars in all formats (ICS, JSON, CSV, TSV, SML, RSS) in all languages. The data may be used for commercial purposes “.

Assuming you only want to add local weather information to your Google Calendar, the free account will work fine.

  1. create your accountand then select Browse calendars button.
  1. Find Weather in the dashboard and select Show content.
  1. Then select the file Subscribe button. This will launch a pop-up window in which you can name your calendar, specify your location, and modify other configuration options. Select Add to My Calendars.
  1. This will take you back to the account page, where all the calendars you are subscribed to in WebCal are listed. Find the weather calendar you just created and select download > Add to Google Calendar.
  1. A new browser tab will open. Sign in to Google if necessary, and just select add in the Add Calendar pop-up window. Weather information will now appear on your calendar.

Meteorological calendar for Meteomatics

Meteomatics, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, has developed an API that allows “real-time direct interactions with huge volumes of weather data, cutting and diceing them, and providing only the specific data needed to respond to our customers’ requests.” One free tool provided by Meteomatics is Calendar Weather.

  1. Go to Meteomatics Calendar Weather website.
  2. Enter your full city or address or click on your location on the map.
  1. Choose between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
  2. Select the file Generate button i copy the URL generated in the clipboard.
  1. Open your Google Calendar in a browser.
  2. Select the gear / gear icon and open it Configuration.
  3. From the menu on the left, select Add calendar > From the URL.
  1. Stick the URL you copied.
  2. Select the file Add calendar button.
  3. Return to the calendar to see the weather data.

Connect Google Calendar to Weather Underground via IFTTT

Weather Underground used to be a goal for many people to add weather information to Google Calendar. First the bad news and then the good news.

Unfortunately, Weather Underground stopped the iCal service a while back, so you can’t subscribe via URLs as you can with the services listed above. Fortunately, you can integrate Weather Underground with Google Calendar using If that then that.

All of the applets listed below get Weather Underground data and add weather information to your Google Calendar. The titles of the applet explain themselves.

  1. Add today’s weather report to your calendar at 6 a.m. every day
  1. Add a reminder to the calendar if it rains tomorrow
  1. Get daily weather on Google Calendar
  1. Include tomorrow’s snow forecast in the calendar
  1. The forecast for tomorrow, today! Add a weather report at 18:00 to GCal

For help installing and running IFTTT applets, read our document Complete the IFTTT Beginner’s Guide.

Learn how to use Google Calendar

Now that you’ve learned how to add time to Google Calendar, you might want to add your GCal to your desktop, integrate your GCal with Microsoft To Do or sync your Google Calendar with Outlook.

And if you need help fixing problems, here it is what to do when Google Calendar doesn’t sync.

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