Weather Underground provides real-time weather information via the Internet. Weather Underground provides weather reports for cities across the world as well as local weather reports for newspapers and Web sites.
The Weather Underground API allows developers and users to access data from Weather Underground to integrate the data and functionality into other applications. They offer a variety of plans and pricing, though most use is free. Some example API methods include accessing weather information by cities and regions, retrieving forecast information, accessing satellite images, and current conditions by location.
A unique feature of this API is the Developer Dashboard. Developers have great insight into usage and errors in real time.
Over 80 languages are supported with this API.
Finally, the folks at Weather Underground have come up with a cleaver way to allow for rate limit overages via a tool called Raindrops. This gives developers a cushion to avoid denial of service errors due to spikes in API requests.
Weather Underground will retire its API at the end of 2018. Weather Underground was acquired by The Weather Company in 2012. The Weather Company was acquired by IBM in 2015. Now, IBM infrastructure is better suited to meet the enterprise-grade demands of the Weather Underground developer community.
Previously we looked at APIs that readers follow the most using our tracking functionality. This time we measured the APIs readers show interest in by counting the number of times a user clicks an outbound link to a provider's site. This is a metric that may better signal developer interest.
This article features ProgrammableWeb's Top 10 Weather APIs, selected on a variety of metrics, including PW followers, GitHub and Twitter activity, and recent news. Our Top Weather and Climate APIs include but are not limited to, BloomSky, AccuWeather, Open Weather Map, and Weather Underground.
It's May and that means that we don't want to spend our weekends stuck inside. We want to know if and when the weather will be good so that we can enjoy our time outside. This week's roundup includes mashups that cover all aspects of weather forecasts. You can also take a look at previous weather mashups that we've highlighted. The big surprise is that Accuweather isn't represented here. If you know of any good apps or mashups using the Accuweather API, please let us know about them.
It never rains in Seattle. Seriously. In the last two months we've had one day of rain. While I'm not dying for six months of gray, drizzly weather I still wonder when we'll next see some of the wet stuff. Today we'll take a look at mashups that help answer the age old question "What's the weather going to be today?" These include mashups that give weather forecasts, conditions for aviation and boating enthusiasts, and even a couple that have fun with the weather. Read below for more information.
Popular weather data site Weather Underground (Wunderground) has a new version of its Weather Underground API and two things are notable: its former XML service is being phased out in favor of JSON. And it has a very clear pricing structure, though there's a free version for non-commercial projects.