Weather Station 3.8 “Danakil”

by | Apr 16, 2019

Weather Station 3.8 is here!

Welcome to this new version of Weather Station which brings many new features and improvements …

Thanks to the invaluable help of RedMeteo.cl during a strong testing phase, Weather station is now able to collect any station published on the WeatherLink Network. All stations compatible with this tool are supported – yes, you read it right!

This new version also introduces climatological data handling and visualization: with four new types of charts it’s now possible to visualize long-term data values or deviation seasons after seasons or years after years. And if that’s not enough, a brand new data mining module lets you extract seasonal or climatological data, as text, with parameterized queries to obtain answers to questions like “what was the duration of the driest period of 2015”, “how many times has a temperature above 30°C been recorded”, “how much cumulative rain is a high-top, and when”, “what is the winter with the highest cumulative Heating Degree Day”…?

With this new version you will discover a new way to visualize a yearly temperature/rain summary of your station. Inspired by the amazing Weather Radial Posters and based on pieces of code written by Nadieh Bremer and Himanshu Chowdhary, this chart allows to obtain nice radials like this one:

You will find too, in this version, an all-new “icon data” wizard (to output weather data as static or dynamic icons), a full-featured configuration system allowing to export/import the whole configuration of Weather Station (settings, stations definitions, maps parameters, etc.) for backup or migration purpose, two new maps providers (MapTiler and Navionics for nautical and ski maps), many new types of measurement (absolute humidity, pressure and density altitude, …), a fully integrated min/max/trend generator for the most common outdoor and indoor measurement types, an experimental system for weather forecasting based on current and past records (Zambretti forecast), and so much new or improved features…

To discover all these new features, improvements and bug fixes, you can check the changelog … If your site has not yet been updated, I encourage you to do so without further delay or to choose to switch on the automatic updates.

As usual, do not hesitate to tell me what you think of this new version and what you would like to see in the next updates …

Header illustration: CC BY-SA 3.0 Matthieu Large / BacoRecords

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This version of Weather Station is called “Danakil” in honor of one of the best French reggae band. The only band, to my knowledge, to sing Edith Piaf (roots version) with its audience (1:28:00).

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7 Comments

  1. Douglas Meyers

    I have down loaded 4 weather stations and all of them are sooooo tough to understand and make work, I guess I just won’t have one on my site….

    Reply
  2. Tom Allison

    Hi Weather station. Am trying to add your plugin to a WP site. The API token generated (32 characters) is longer than what appears to be max character length (20 characters) when trying to connect to station. Any chance you could help? Thanks, Tom

    Reply
  3. Jan

    Hi Weather Station,
    this is really a GREAT Plugin!
    Are you going to develop this plugin any further in the near future?
    Thx!

    Reply
  4. Keith

    I am sure that this is good but sooooo difficult to understand. Examples I find are poor as they lead you so far then drop you.
    Really struggling to make this work. I must be missing something but cant figure it out so far.

    Reply
  5. Weather Station Geldermalsen (NL)

    Good day there will also be a link for Weatherlink Airlink so that we can show our data about the air pollution in the region. thanks in advance

    Reply
  6. Bub

    Was this tested with Weather Display clientraw.txt ? Prior to the update it worked fine and now it’s broken. Such a shame as it was great whilst it worked.

    Reply
  7. EppingWeather

    Hi, great plugin, will there be any further maintenance? I have a bug where daily rainfall accumulations are being duplicated for successive days in the JSON file – is this something you will address or should I attempt to fix code myself?

    Reply

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