If you are someone who uses Notion daily, you know how addictive it is. You end up wanting to compress your world into your Notion workspace, both your personal and professional tasks. And that includes your to-do lists, project dashboards, shopping list, and a sundry of disparate items.
You end up not using the Command + Tab shortcut on your Mac anymore because you barely need to switch your view from Notion — everything is right in there, spread across many Notion pages! And since you look at the same pages day in and day out — they better look good.
A weather widget can not just keep you aware of the weather, it can also make your Notion pages look aesthetic. Just like images, gifs, and videos, the weather widget is also a visual element that adds a tone to your pages.
In this article, we will show you how to add a weather widget in Notion and make your pages stand out.
Let’s get started.
1. Choose the right weather widget skin for Notion
The widget you embed should align with the overall tone of your Notion page. For example, if your page has an ocean theme or a cute pink theme, you would want to pick a weather widget that has the preferred shade of blue or pink respectively.
Your choice of the weather widget skin also depends on the purpose of the Notion page where you plan to embed it. For example, if you plan to use it on your team’s Fun Friday dashboard, the widget should look clean,fun, and professional. However, if you plan to use the widget in your personal to-do list page, you can choose cooler themes.
Once you have the mental picture of the page with the weather widget in it, start exploring widgets online. You can use this keyword on Google to find them - “Embeddable weather widgets for Notion”. If you are looking for free widgets only, use this keyword instead - “Free Embeddable weather widgets for Notion”
Explore the pages that show up and look for widgets that match your preferred theme and budget. And once you have found the right one, copy the URL or the embed code of the widget.
As an example, we will embed the below URL into a Notion page:
2. Open the page where you want to add the Notion widget
As an example, we will embed the weather widget in our sample agency dashboard. Here’s what the page looks like:
3. Initiate an “Embed” block
Embedding any URL in Notion is made easy by the “Embed” block. Since we already have the URL that is supposed to be embedded, let’s go ahead and create an embed block.
To do that, simply type “/embed” at the place on the page where you want to insert the block. This will prompt Notion to show a pop-up with the embed block as shown in the below image.
Click on it to initiate the embed block.
4. Add the Embed URL
After you select the embed block, Notion will display a section where you can insert the embed URL, as shown in the below image.
Paste the embed code or the URL of the weather widget into the section and click on “Embed Link”
Doing that prompts Notion to insert the weather widget into the page.
5. Adjust the size of the Notion weather widget
The Notion weather widget is now embedded into the page as displayed in the below image:
You can adjust the size of the widget by clicking and pulling on its edges, just like any other block. When you hover over the widget, Notion displays lines along its edge. By clicking and dragging along, you will notice the size of the widget change.
Can you add weather to Notion?
By copying the embed code of your preferred weather widget and pasting it into Notion’s “embed” block, you can easily add the weather to your Notion page. Embedding a weather widget follows the same process as embedding any other link in Notion.