Adding a Station

To add a station, you can click on the “Add a new station” link in the Weather Station Dashboard, or directly on the “Add” button of the Stations Management page.

Depending on the services you have set, you can add the following station types to Weather Station:

Netatmo station

If you have set your Netatmo credentials – and if automatic provisioning is not checked – you can add a Netatmo station you have access to. Just select, via the dropdown list, the station you wish to add, and that it! As you can add a Netatmo station only once in Weather Station, already added stations are shown in grey and are not selectable.

   By “Netatmo station you have access to”, I mean: all the stations attached to your Netatmo account (those you own) and those to which your friends have given you access for consultation.

Netatmo Healthy Home Coach

If you have set your Netatmo credentials – and if automatic provisioning is not checked – you can add a Netatmo Healthy Home Coach you have access to. Just select, via the dropdown list, the device you wish to add, and that it! As you can add a Netatmo Healthy Home Coach only once in Weather Station, already added devices are shown in grey and are not selectable.

WeatherFlow

To add such a station please, set all the required fields. You could find the Station ID on the WeatherFlow’s page of the station. It is a series of numbers like 430.

 The WeatherFlow you add must be a public station. You can find all the public stations on this map.

Bloomsky station

If you have set your Bloomsky API key – and if automatic provisioning is not checked – you can add a Bloomsky station you have access to. Just select, via the dropdown list, the station you wish to add, and that it! As you can add a Bloomsky station only once in Weather Station, already added stations are shown in grey and are not selectable.

Ambient

To add a station you have already access in your Ambient dashboard, you must first set your Ambient API key in Weather Station. Once done, you can add an Ambient station by select it in the first dropdown list of the “Add Station” form and set all the required fields. As Ambient APIs doesn’t publish these fields, it is important to correctly fill these fields, otherwise all computations made by Weather Station will be wrong.

Virtual weather station

If you have set an OpenWeatherMap API key, you can add a virtual station (also known as “geolocated station”). A virtual station is described by its coordinates, OpenWeatherMap taking care to find the real station closest to these coordinates (on average, it is a few miles).

To add such a station please, set all the required fields. If you know the exact coordinates of this location, enter them too. If you don’t know theses coordinates, Weather Station will find them for you after you click on the “Add This Station” button.

File-based station

If you operate your weather station using a common software (such as Weather Display, Cumulus, WeeWX, WeatherLink, WsWin32, MeteoBridge, etc.), you can ask this software to export its data via a realtime.txt, clientraw.txt or stickertags file. If this file is locally accessible or “published” via a file server or a web server, it can be read by Weather Station to become a collected station – like any other type of station.

To add such a station please, set all the required fields and adjust the source as follow:

Local file

A local file is a file on (or accessible by) the same server as the one where WordPress is installed. In that case, for the field source name you can specify the full path of the file like /path/to/realtime.txt or C:pathtoclientraw.txt or \smbserversharepathtorealtime.txt.

Web server

If the file is published on a web server, for the field source name you can specify the resource like www.example.com/path/realtime.txt. Note there’s no protocole like http:// or https:// in the source name.

File server

If the file resides on a file server, for the field source name you can specify the resource like example.com/path/realtime.txt (unauthenticated file server) or like user:password@example.com/path/clientraw.txt (authenticated file server). In this case, too, there is no protocol specification in the name of the source.