Report you Weather Station Data to Windy
Excellent web site.
I'm having trouble getting our Holfuy weather station data appearing. I have gone in and registered the three that are currently operating. However, when I go into see the station in Windy, I get the following message:
Station pws-xxxxxxxx does not report any observations for given time period or we were unable to retrieve them
What am I doing wrong, or am I missing a step?
TomSlavkovsky last edited by
Also, bear in mind that the data will appear 30 minutes after receiving the first data.
@TomSlavkovsky Many thanks. I'll get onto them. Keep up the great work.
Phillip1511 last edited by
Hi. Yes, I am dumb with the tech stuff but I do enjoy trying to make a difference in this world.
I've had my station with WU for some time but would like to switch to windy. I've already created a station on the weather station site, bit I have no idea on what I should change on my weather station to upload to windy.
The station I have is similar to an accurite station and at the moment uploads automatically via wifi to WU.
Any help with the setup to upload to windy would be appreciated.
The setup option gives me a url address (currently weatherunderground.com, a station ID and a station key).
What do you mean your station is similar to an Acurite? It is either an Acurite or it is something else. If you don't tell us what it is exactly then it makes it impossible to guide you to a compatible solution. You could though have said that it is similar to an Ambient station (if that's the case) because in that case there are several branded resellers that are really the same hardware.
As for what to change in your station to upload to Windy...well it doesn't work that way. You can't change what you have configured Weather Underground to then make it to Windy. That is what the manufacturer designed into your station and you'll need extra hardware/software to augment your stations capabilities. In most cases you need to run extra weather software on a computer or small computing device to upload to Windy. That computer or computing devices gets the data by reading it from your station. Can't give you more specific guidance because you didn't tell us what you have. But essentially it comes down to in some form running one of the following software and the actual method or choice of which comes down to compatibility with your station. These software are in alphabetical order; Acuparse, Cumulus, Meteobridge, Weather-Display, WeeWx, or WiFiLogger.
Phillip1511 last edited by Phillip1511
I used the term "similar to" as there are no other stations with a model number like that that I could find on international sites.
I am not sure what software is on the station, but i do not use any intermediary software. The station connects to my wifi and the data gets uploaded.
But I guess you have answered my question. I won't be able to upload data to windy.
@Phillip1511 Your station hardware is built by Fine Offset. It is an HP1000 based system.
This is nothing like an Acurite. It is as I said though like an Ambient since Ambient is among the most recognizable reseller brands from Fine Offset which people often call Ambient clone or Fine Offset clone when it isn't an actual Ambient. You'll probably find a lot of information if you search the Internet for the equivalent Ambient model to your station which is one of several of these in order of release; WS-1000, WS-1001, and the latest is WS-1002
Now that we know what you have I can recommend a solution. There are actually several solutions to upload to Windy. But since you said that technology was not your strong point I will recommend the least technical solution first....which is not lesser in any way as it is a very complete solution that will enable your system to not just upload to Windy but you can upload to many many other weather services all simultaneously including; Weather Underground, CWOP, AWEKAS, PWSweather, WeatherCloud, MetOffice WOW, OpenWeatherMap, AmbientWeather.net, Ecowitt.net and even more...including to your own personal website with custom templates or your own scripts.
Here is the solution that you'll need:
- Ecowitt GW1000 with 433 MHz frequency to match your current station
- Ambient WeatherBridge. Not sure if you'll be able to purchase this from Ambient. If you can't then you can purchase a TP-Link (be sure to get not just the right model but also version) and then install the Meteobridge software. If you can get a WeatherBridge that is easier as its already installed and licensed. The Do-it-yourself Meteobridge requires separate license.
Essentially what happens with this extra hardware/software is that the GW1000 reads your outdoor sensor (temp/hum/rain/wind...etc). and then passes it along to the Meteobridge. It is the Meteobridge device with its software that then lets you upload data to a multitude of places.
If you want a cheaper alternative solution:
- Install WeeWx on a Raspberry Pi or spare computer....better to use the Pi though. Then using the WeeWx add-on Interceptor driver you can capture the data from your station. Then WeeWx can send to Windy and to a multitude of other weather services similar to the Meteobridge.
- As an alternative you can also get the GW1000 (without Meteobridge) to facilitate getting the data to the WeeWx.
So this is totally doable. I suggest if you need help to visit the wxforum.net for further help. If you post there, numerous people are available to help answer your questions.
steinham last edited by
Iam trying to post my data to windy from Debian PC using WGET and GET Param method...
When i put temp=value param, it is accepted (SUCCESS) and displayed (https://www.windy.com/station/pws-f06c5d57?radar,49.719,13.239,8) by WINDY.
Same result for rh=value. (So my API key, connection, method.... should be all O.K.)
But when i try to send "temp=value&rh=value" by the same way, request is accepted (SUCCESS) but only temp is displayed on web (station page URL above or getting data using json)...
What can be wrong?
Are params all required or in some spec. order e.g.?
@steinham Try using &humidity=value instead of &rh=value.
steinham last edited by
THX for that tip, but i did it already with same result... :/ Only able to put temp and wind params together. All others (rh/humidity, gust, winddir, dewpoint, mbar and precip) remains "blank" (null if try to get data back using WINDY API)...
I did not check which of them i am able to submit alone - maybe good homework for tonight... :-)