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New Block – METAR Weather

New Block – METAR Weather

Hi guys,

I created a new block for showing current conditions grouped by countries.

The Yahoo current conditions block/plugin is problematic, I have mentioned this before. Yahoo is unreliable in accessibility and to make things worse, reports completely non-sense pressure data.

It took me a while to find a usable solution and I decided to use METAR reports, which are much more reliable and accurate (but also more difficult to work with and they do not contain all the variables Yahoo did).

However, I still think that many of you will find this new block useful and there is lot of things I did not use for now because the block is limited in space and you can therefore expect also a plugin in the future based on this, which will show much more and have many more cool new features.

Main features

  • current weather conditions grouped by countries for official METAR stations
  • temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed, wind direction, wind gust, apparent temperature, dew point
  • summary statistics for country as a whole
  • automatic unit conversions based on template setup
  • auto caching
  • fully localized

Data is available for all countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania, and South America.

DEMO

No need to install, just upload to your Blocks directory and add to the homepage.

Enjoy

2 thoughts on “New Block – METAR Weather

  1. Hi Jachym thanks for this fantastic improvement! I can imagine how difficult it was to make this block but it works fine and is much more reliable than yahoo. In the future I hope you will also make a simpler block with a settings.php where we can choose just the metars we are interested in and have the results displayed in the homepage as we do now with the partnerStation block. Once again thanks for this metar beauty!

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