A Node-RED node that gets the weather forecast from Forecast.io
A Node-RED node that gets the weather forecast from Forecast.io.
Now Deprecated in favour of node-red-node-darksky - see http://status.darksky.net/2016/09/20/forecast-api-is-now-dark-sky-api.html for details
You will need an API key from forecast.io.
This allows 1000 requests per day. The polling node makes a request every 5 minutes = 288 requests.
Run the following command in the root directory of your Node-RED install.
This is usually
npm install node-red-node-forecastio
Two nodes that get the weather forecast from Forecast.io.
One node polls forecast.io every 5 minutes, the other is triggered to request weather forecast data when an input is received.
The user has the option of providing a date to the node instead of returning data for the next day. The node will always prioritise the node settings if they are present.
The node is configured using a latitude and longitude set of coordinates, an optional date/time combination, and a set of units with which to format the response.
These can be passed in as settings on the node, or as:
- msg.location.lat, msg.location.lon and msg.time or msg.payload.
The node sets the following properties of msg.payload:
Both will return
- weather - a single word representation of the current weather forecast.
- detail - a more detailed explanation of what the weather is forecast to be.
- humidity - a current humidity forecast in decimal (0-1).
- maxtemp - the current forecast max temperature for the location in Fahrenheit.
- mintemp - the current forecast minimum temperature for the location in Fahrenheit.
- windspeed - the current forecast windspeed at the location in metres per second
- winddirection - the current forecast wind direction for the location in degrees.
- lon - the longitude of the location from which the forecast was sourced.
- lat - the latitude of the location from which the forecast was sourced.
- clouds - the current forecast cloud coverage of the location in percent.
- precipitation - the current forecast precipitation chance
- sunrise - the time at which the is forecast to rise in Unix UTC format.
- sunset - the time at which the sun is forecast to set in Unix UTC format.
- units - the units of the returned data, as requested.
The node also sets the following properties of msg.location.
- lat - the latitude of the location from which the data was sourced.
- lon - the longitude of the location from which the data was sourced.
- city - the city from which the data was sourced.
- country - the country from which the data was sourced.
Finally, the node sets:
- msg.time - the time at which the weather data was received by Forecast.io.
- msg.data - the full JSON returned by the API. This is VERY rich...
Weather data provided by Forecast.io/