Although we’re just getting our footing in 2014, we can safely say that this year so far has been all about weather. Snow, sleet, freezing temperatures – it’s seems like there’s a surprise in store each day! That’s why we love this tutorial on how to use the weather utility on your Raspberry Pi, via make tech easier.
It seems like people have always been fascinated by the weather and of course having a reasonably accurate forecast for your area is very useful when it comes to planning days out and other activities. Weather forecast information can be found in a whole variety of places including on the web and on most smartphones and tablets. But you can also get the weather forecast from the command line of your Raspberry Pi using the “weather” utility.
Weather can be installed from the official Raspbian repositories:
sudo apt-get install weather-util
The “weather” utility works by retrieving weather conditions and forecast information from METARs (Meteorological Aerodrome Reports), from NOAA (the USA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and NWS (the USA National Weather Service). This does make the the tool very USA-centric, however global locations are available where there are international airports.
The simplest way to get the weather conditions is to use the ICAO code for the nearest airport. So to get the weather at the Kennedy International Airport in New York type:
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