OpenWeatherMap - central topic


This topic is for discussing the OpenWeatherMap app:

The app polls the current weather as well as the 5 and 16-day forecast data of the OpenWeatherMap API and offers a host of flow triggers and conditions.

To use the data a freely available API key is required. Note that with the free API key the data of the current weather table can be delayed by up to three hours.

To use the data, you can add ‘device’ (as many as you like, with data from different tables or locations for instance) like you would add a powerplug.

Finally note that the max and min temperature data refer to different things in the ‘current’ table compared to the ‘5-day forecast’ table. In the 5-day forecast table the meaning of the temp_min/temp_max parameters is different, and probably not really relevant… You may see some very small differences (e.g. “temp”:21.87,“temp_min”:21.87,“temp_max”:22), but it does not refer to the maximum or minimum temperature in the interval. OpenWeatherMap states the following on this:

“Please, do not confuse min/max parameters in current weather API and forecast API. In current weather API temp_min and temp_max are optional parameters mean min / max temperature in the city at the current moment to see deviation from current temp just for your reference. For large cities and megalopolises geographically expanded it might be applicable. In most cases both temp_min and temp_max parameters have the same volume as ‘temp’. Please, use temp_min and temp_max parameters in current weather API optionally.”