Learn to build a weather app in just 5 mins

Learn to build a weather app in just 5 mins



10 months ago | 7 min read

A tutorial on how you can build a customizable weather app just using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


Every single day we check the weather forcast before going to work and when I was a kid I used to think about how can I build my own weather app so that I can add customizations, more specific weather details , and a nice background of my choice, and today I have made my own weather app using JavaScript just with a few lines of code.
In this article, I will demonstrate how you can build your own JavaScript weather app just using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and I can guarantee you can also customize it on your own.

Getting started

Building this web app you will learn some core JavaScript and dom manipulation concepts like event listener, fetch api, classes , query selector, etc. Don’t worry if you are new to JavaScript I will explain every single topic concisely with proper demos. So let’s jump onto building an amazing micro project.

Building the structure

We all know that building a website consists of three blocks of HTML for the structure, which contains all the key elements that will be present in our webpage like the images, paragraphs, headings, etc. As you can imagine a weather will contain some keys or buttons a placeholder to put some details and a few details.So quilcky create an index.html file and add the code.

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html lang="en">


<meta charset="UTF-8" />

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />

<title>The Weather App</title>

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="" type="image/x-icon">

<link rel="preconnect" href="" />

<link rel="preconnect" href="" crossorigin />





<link rel="stylesheet" href="./style.css" />

<script src="./script.js" defer></script>



<div class="card">

<div class="search">

<input type="text" class="search-bar" placeholder="Search" />






viewBox="0 0 1024 1024"






d="M909.6 854.5L649.9 594.8C690.2 542.7 712 479 712 412c0-80.2-31.3-155.4-87.9-212.1-56.6-56.7-132-87.9-212.1-87.9s-155.5 31.3-212.1 87.9C143.2 256.5 112 331.8 112 412c0 80.1 31.3 155.5 87.9 212.1C256.5 680.8 331.8 712 412 712c67 0 130.6-21.8 182.7-62l259.7 259.6a8.2 8.2 0 0 0 11.6 0l43.6-43.5a8.2 8.2 0 0 0 0-11.6zM570.4 570.4C528 612.7 471.8 636 412 636s-116-23.3-158.4-65.6C211.3 528 188 471.8 188 412s23.3-116.1 65.6-158.4C296 211.3 352.2 188 412 188s116.1 23.2 158.4 65.6S636 352.2 636 412s-23.3 116.1-65.6 158.4z"





<div class="weather loading">

<h2 class="city">Weather in Kolkata</h2>

<h1 class="temp">21°C</h1>

<div class="flex">

<img src="" />

<h4 class="feels_like">18°C</h4>


<div class="flex">






<div class="description">Cloudy</div>


<div class="humidity">Humidity: 10%</div>

<div class="wind">Wind speed: 6.2 km/h</div>





This is how our app looks like with basic HTML code and some dummy data.

Adding the styles

In order to make our app look cool let's add some style to it.
so quickly create a style.css file and add the code below.

body {

display: flex;

justify-content: center;

align-items: center;

height: 100vh;

margin: 0;

font-family: 'Roboto', sans-serif;

background: #222;

background-image: url('');

font-size: 120%;


.card {

background: #b6a7a7d0;

color: rgb(10, 7, 7);

padding: 1.5rem;

border-radius: 10px;

width: 100%;

max-width: 420px;

margin: 1em;


.search {

display: flex;

align-items: center;

justify-content: center;


button {

margin: 0.5rem;

border-radius: 50%;

border: none;

height: 44px;

width: 44px;

outline: none;

background: #7c7c7c2b;

color: white;

cursor: pointer;

transition: 0.2s ease-in-out;

} {

border: none;

outline: none;

padding: 0.4em 1em;

border-radius: 24px;

background: #7c7c7c2b;

color: white;

font-family: inherit;

font-size: 105%;

width: calc(100% - 100px);


button:hover {

background: #7c7c7c6b;


h1.temp {

margin: 0;

margin-bottom: 0.4em;


.flex {

display: flex;

align-items: center;


.description {

text-transform: capitalize;

margin-left: 8px;


.weather.loading {

visibility: hidden;

max-height: 20px;

position: relative;


.weather.loading:after {

visibility: visible;

content: "Loading...";

color: white;

position: absolute;

top: 0;

left: 20px;


Now this is how our app looks with some styles. Here I am using the unsplash API in order to get a different background image every time we refresh the page.

Let's add the freatures

Till now we our app is running with dummy data which means you can't get the weather details of a particular city.So now we will b e using JavaScirpt to add some cool features to our app. Make sure you visit openweathermap and Grab your API keys. Now quickly create a script.js file and add the code below to see the magic.

let weather = {

//the api key

apiKey: "YOUR_API_KEY",

//fetching the weather form the api

fetchWeather: function (city) {


"" +

city +

"&units=metric&appid=" +



.then((response) => {

if (!response.ok) {

alert("No weather found.");

throw new Error("No weather found.");


return response.json();


.then((data) => this.displayWeather(data));


//function for displaying weather

displayWeather: function (data) {

const { name} = data;

const { icon, description } =[0];

const { temp, humidity, feels_like } = data.main;

const { speed } = data.wind;

document.querySelector(".city").innerText = "Weather in " + name;

document.querySelector(".icon").src =

"" + icon + ".png";

document.querySelector(".description").innerText = description;

document.querySelector(".temp").innerText = temp + "°C";

document.querySelector(".feels_like").innerText = " "+ feels_like + "°C";

document.querySelector(".humidity").innerText =

"Humidity: " + humidity + "%";

document.querySelector(".wind").innerText =

"Wind speed: " + speed + " km/h";

document.querySelector(".weather").classList.remove("loading"); =

"url('" + name + "')";


//searching weather

search: function () {




document.querySelector(".search button").addEventListener("click", function () {;




.addEventListener("keyup", function (event) {

if (event.key == "Enter") {;



//default weather


//this app is designed and developed by Kumar Kalyan

So all I'm doing here is that I have created an object named weather which contains some functions. In the begining I am taking the city name form the user using the evetlistners and then passing it to the fetchWeather() which returns the weather data of the given city and finally using javascript we are dynamically changing the data in HTML using classes and querySelector property.

Important tips

  • Makesure you hide your API Keys from others
  • Try to write less amount to code using objects
  • Use proper comments and variable names


Congratulations! You just learned to create your own weather app using JavaScript. Feel free to add customizations, style, and more features while you make your own. Stay tuned for the next.
Happy Coding :)


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