Just as Apple has a problem with OS X’s Dock when the number of apps and documents grow to become a visually tiny wasteland, the Mac’s Menubar has a similar issue where extra utilities crowd the space, and often get truncated by screen-grabbing app menus.
Still, populating the Mac’s Menubar with useful utilities is a time honored exercise, and if you love to stick apps up there, here’s another one and it’s free. It’s called Degrees and it’s kinda sorta mostly what you expect.
Weather in the Menubar.
Not only can you get the weather conditions with a quick glance to the Menubar, a click gives you a bit more information, and a look at the forecast for the next few days.
Degrees doesn’t blaze into any new visual territory. It’s a weather app for your Mac that chooses to live in the Menubar. The app will automatically detect your Mac’s location, but you can enter a different location manually.
Weather stats are updated every 15 minutes, and right after your Mac awakes from sleep mode. The four-day forecast option comes with a price tag via the Mac App Store’s in-app purchase. For Mac users who’ve already upgraded to OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Degrees works with the dark menu mode (light text on the dark menu background), too.
The only issue is the one common to all Mac Menubar utility apps. The crowded Menubar. To tame the wild Menubar, I recommend Menubar Arranger or Bartender; both different in their approach but each gives you want you want– control over the Menubar, and more space for more utilities.