Weather Temperature mistakes

I have the weather for Monroe, NY in the events field correct and does update but I noticed it just gave a temperature of 44 where its actually 33.
I'm using open weather so is there anyway to fix this mistake ?
 

djsoft

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Staff member
You can switch the weather source to use AccuWeather in Settings->Scheduler, it will probably provide better data.
 
When I setup weather in the event it should be update weather zip code ? It does say weather has been updated. Also when I put in a zip code further upstate I get the same forecast. I tried both acca and open weather.
 

djsoft

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Staff member
I switched to acca weather leaving my key in got a temperature of 43 its actually 35 now.
This is what the weather sources supply. We can't do anything about it.

When I setup weather in the event it should be update weather zip code ? It does say weather has been updated. Also when I put in a zip code further upstate I get the same forecast. I tried both acca and open weather.
You only need to specify the city and the country, it will load the appropriate weather data for the location specified.
 
This is what the weather sources supply. We can't do anything about it.


You only need to specify the city and the country, it will load the appropriate weather data for the location specified.
If I specify City instead of zip code I think it doesn't give my correct state.
 

ormston

Active member
maybe RB doesn't support the open weather ID, there seems to be LOTS of parameters that open weather offers, such as "feels like", precipitation etc, that doesn't seem to be supported by RB. I hope they will in a future release, because it would make the weather announcement much better if we could implement some more criteria/parameters. Personally i would like sunrise, sunset, visibility, precipitation, pressure.

such as

Parameters:​


  • city
    • city.id City ID
    • city.name City name
    • city.coord
      • city.coord.lon City geo location, longitude
      • city.coord.lat City geo location, latitude
    • city.country Country code (GB, JP etc.)
    • timezoneShift in seconds from UTC
    • city.sun
      • city.sun.rise Sunrise time
      • city.sun.set Sunset time
  • temperature
    • temperature.value Temperature
    • temperature.min Minimum temperature at the moment of calculation. This is minimal currently observed temperature (within large megalopolises and urban areas), use this parameter optionally.
    • temperature.max Maximum temperature at the moment of calculation. This is maximal currently observed temperature (within large megalopolises and urban areas), use this parameter optionally.
    • temperature.unit Unit of measurements. Possilbe valure is Celsius, Kelvin, Fahrenheit.
  • feels_like
    • feels_like.value Temperature. This temperature parameter accounts for the human perception of weather.
    • feels_like.unit Unit of measurements. Possilbe valure is Celsius, Kelvin, Fahrenheit. Unit Default: Kelvin
  • humidity
    • humidity.value Humidity value
    • humidity.unit Humidity units, %
  • pressure
    • pressure.value Pressure value
    • pressure.unit Pressure units, hPa
  • wind
    • wind.speed
      • wind.speed.value Wind speed
      • wind.speed.unit Wind speed units, m/s
      • wind.speed.name Type of the wind
    • wind.direction
      • wind.direction.value Wind direction, degrees (meteorological)
      • wind.direction.code Code of the wind direction. Possilbe value is WSW, N, S etc.
      • wind.direction.name Full name of the wind direction.
  • clouds
    • clouds.value Cloudiness
    • clouds.name Name of the cloudiness
  • visibility
    • visibility.value Visibility, meter
  • precipitation
    • precipitation.value Precipitation, mm
    • precipitation.mode Possible values are 'no", name of weather phenomena as 'rain', 'snow'
  • weather
    • weather.number Weather condition id
    • weather.value Weather condition name
    • weather.icon Weather icon id
  • lastupdate
    • lastupdate.value Last time when data was updated
 
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ormston

Active member
i have found the open weather api stuff pretty accurate so far, it could be better, but thats up to open weather and not RB who only feed what they are given. Its a feed and sometimes you can't control what you are fed. I have tweaked my open weather feed to get a closer feed to my more local city, and that helped. Ultimately its only an approximation of the stats gathered from a number of sources.
 

djsoft

Well-known member
Staff member
Where and how would I put that Id in ?
Currently it does not support IDs, you can only specify city name and country and let it search.

there seems to be LOTS of parameters that open weather offers, such as "feels like", precipitation etc, that doesn't seem to be supported by RB
More values from weather data will be extracted in the future RadioBOSS updates.
 
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