Report your Weather Station Data to Windy
I'm uploading weather data for well over an hour now, but my station still does not show up on the map. It shouldn't take longer than 30 minutes, right?
It's sending values as I was able to check via: https://stations.windy.com/pws/station/MY_API_KEY/0
Station ID: 0
Any help very much appreciated.
I just defined two weather stations. I see that there is one API key but individual station ID's
How do I include the station ID in the HTTP request so that the data is appropriately posted to the correct station, or does the HTTP option only support a single station?
An attempt to send a http request from my browser with just the API key gave the reply:
"SUCCESS (valid measurements count: 8, valid station info count: 0)"
Not sure what the "Valid station info count=0" means.
After 18 hours still nothing. This seems to be a persisting problem.
There are plenty of posts in the community around this problem, but nothing that points out how to cure it except waiting for a admin who will look into it eventually.
Solved. Showing up now after ~24h - either self healing or a mod took care of it.
@michellewhy Hello, glad the station already shows on the map, sometimes it takes longer for the station to show up.
@raptordesigns Hello, you should include the station ID in the api key. If you only have one station, then the ID is 0.
I have many weather stations (a hobby manufacturer), and I am trying to have them send weather reports to Windy.
These devices are pretty advanced and they collect many different measurements along with camera images. Here are 3 questions:
- I picked up one of my test weather stations and registered it following the instructions above. I use option 2, i.e. post JSON data using Spring RestTemplate to Windy. The post is successful, and I get SUCCESS. However, when I try to view the reports I send, I get "Error loading or rendering station data".
At the same time, I can see those reports are getting published to Windy when I check
Do I simply need to wait more (it's been 6 hours since I sent the first reports)? Or there is some problem in the data I am pushing or its formatting? Or a bug on Windy's side :) ?
My weather stations have sleep mode whereby they act as a data logger, collect weather reports, store them on their flash card and batch them in the morning. Will Windy accept those reports in batches when each report's timestamp is 10 minutes apart? Is there any throttling which would drop reports above some pre-defined rate?
I can see there are JSON fields for UV and precipitation, but I cannot see those shown on Windy. Are those fields really processed and persisted, or they are currently not supported by Windy?
Thanks a lot for your answers!
@mtkrastev Hello, what type of station are you please using? You will likely need an additional software to send us data.
Softwares to consider:
@korina I am building my own weather stations and back end. As I wrote earlier, I am using a Java / Spring based back end to send data to Windy using option 2 in the instructions, i.e. HTTP post JSON.
Here is a link to one of the stations:
I don't want to use any 3rd party solutions to post data, I want to integrate my own already existing back end solution with Windy. And I can see Windy gets the reported data and reports SUCCESS, it is just the data is not displayed.
I can see many users have had similar problems in the past, and they started to see their data after some time.
So, I am wondering whether I should simply wait more or there is some problem with the data I am sending. If it is the latter, how can I figure out what the problem is? Windy replies with SUCCESS, doesn't report any issues, and I can see the data is actually persisted on your back end site using the second link from my previous post.
Update: The first weather station showed up on Windy ~ 24 h after the first reports were published. It seems the delay is not 30 minutes, but one day at least. Hopefully, the other weather stations will appear soon.
@mtkrastev Glad to hear that, the second one should display as well then.
@korina The stations are now visible and reporting as expected.
However, I created two requests to add the webcams from these stations 2 days ago.
What is the average time for webcams to be added once a request has been submitted?
Is there a separate thread in the forum to discuss webcams and how they are added to Windy?
Update: The webcams showed up automatically after 2-3 days. So, it seems one has to be patient and wait. Things work out in the end :)
@mtkrastev Hello, yes, webcams are approved manually, so it take a couple of days till they show up.