You want affordable and the best? Doesn't exist.
Pick two of these:
- Service / features.
Price & Quality = Acurite Atlas
Price & Service / features = Ambient or Ecowitt
Quality & Service / features = Davis VP2
Weather upload interval will update after 1 week.
Newest Meteobridge update now supports custom station ID uploads. Basically it now supports &station=X standard.
Hmm...Thanks but how hard is to use Google translate? Is that too much to expect? Or am I the one being insensitive and entitled?
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Another thought.... remember with WeatherLink.com you can send your data to CWOP. All CWOP stations automatically show up on Windy without you needing to open a Windy account nor do anything on the Windy side. So that is just another option. Data from CWOP is delayed 10 minutes and compared to a station that sends data directly to Windy then that is only delayed 5 minutes. So there is an advantage to uploading directly to Windy rather than via CWOP. Another advantage to sending directly to Windy is that only then does it give a forecast.
The WeatherLink IP alone is not going to help you send data to Windy.
I recommend you run one of the following software that will read data from the WeatherLink IP in order to then send it to Windy. (listed in no special order). Which means you need a device on that local network to pickup data from the WeatherLink IP. This could be a Raspberry Pi in the case of some of this software or in case of the Meteobridge it is its own small device.
There are many software options to upload to Windy when using a Davis station. You mentioned Weatherlink but I'm unsure if you are referring to Weatherlink.com or the new WeatherLink Live device. Either way you might need to add some hardware/software to upload to Windy.
As for uploading from a network of 10 VP2 hardware it depends on the software used as there are several options. It might require a separate Windy account (email) for each device. I do know of a way with the Meteobridge for example to upload to Windy from several stations using the same account. It requires sending data to Windy using the HTTP upload method with custom URL instead of using the built in Windy upload. This is because the default Windy upload defaults to station=0 which is your first listed Windy station ID on your Windy account. So to specify upload to a different Windy ID you use the custom HTTP upload method and then change the "station equal statement" to match the matching ID for example station=3 in the HTTP upload. It is possible to probably do this with other weather software but you'd have to research or ask. Check with the following other software to see how to change the station= upload with these other various software; Weather-Dispaly, Cumulus MX, WeeWx. For information on how to do this with Meteobridge here is a relevant link:
@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:
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:
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.
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.
It is practically the same as an Ambient WS-2902A. It is a decent station. You'll be able to upload to Windy if you pair it up with some 3rd party software like Meteobridge, Weather Display, WeeWx or Cumulus. Research these as I'm not up to date on full compatibility details on all these software. I use Meteobridge and it works. Even though the Ventus has ability to upload to custom server there are better choices. I would instead recommend the Ecowitt HP2551 and a GW1000 with a Meteobridge if you want the best experience. A bit pricer and nicer solution but just wanted to mention this so you could decide if it fits your budget. If you want to look at the differences I recommend taking a look at this comparison link. Keep in mind that the WS-2902A = W830 and WS-2000 = HP2551
Also the reason for the GW1000 is because it is the only console with a new direct API that is better than the feature of sending to custom server. For now only the Meteobridge supports this API but it will soon be available to other software. Ecowitt will ship worldwide. Realize it is all the same stuff Ventus, Ambient, Ecowitt...all are made by Fine Offset. I feel you just get better options with Ecowitt.
The WiFiLogger requires firmware 2.24 or newer. This is still experimental and incomplete with the WiFiLogger.
@fabricio-fgs You can use the map and find MADIS stations along with other METAR stations and such. But in order to see a Windy personal station you need to know it's ID or go through some trouble with the API and pull a database dump of personal weather stations and then sift through to find a station ID and then use the Windy map to pull the live station since you now have the ID. Most Windy personal stations also report to MADIS so it shouldn't that big of an issue to instead just pull up the MADIS and then it will tell you that there is a duplicate and then you have at the more timely Windy station ID for that personal station.
It would nice if Windy provided a better method of seeing their stations on the map. Maybe in a future site update, I hope.
It would be nice if Windy provided a way to see just pws stations on the map. It would be helpful to find neighbors,.compare data, etc.
There is a way to pull the entire database of Windy pws stations (non-madis) using your API key and you then get this nasty text dump file. The problem is that there is no CR after every record and the fields don't line up for every station as some have different columns. So it's a mess. I worked and manipulate the data in Excel and it wasn't easy nor fun. That dump file should be fixed. If you want to learn how to do it then read the API documentation. But you better know how to manipulate raw data, or it is just gibberish.
I see your station and data just fine.
This isn't a bug with Windy. This isn't really a bug with Meteobridge either. This is just a matter that the Meteobridge Windy upload only supports the default first station (station=0). I would suggest you take this up in the Meteobridge forum. This issue has already been discussed there. It is uncertain if this added feature will be added to the Meteobridge or not. But if enough people ask for the feature it could be added to support additional Windy stations that share an API key. In particular I would recommend posting your concern at this link;
But there is a solution with the Meteobridge that you can do yourself. For the second station (station ID = 1) you could instead of using the Windy upload you instead use the HTTP upload feature in the Meteobridge Services tab. Use the following HTTP code and it will work. Notice that station=1 in this code. The omission of this would assume station=0 which is your primary default station.
You need to look into setting up Acuparse to work with your station. But you won't have ability to upload to Windy just yet. I've communicated with the developer of Acuparse and they assured me that they are looking into adding this in a future update. But if you aren't already up and running now with Acuparse you should start looking at it and start getting things setup now. You'll gain other capabilities right away as you familiarize yourself with Acuparse.
Another tip.. By using Acuparse you can send to CWOP. Every CWOP station automatically shows up on Windy now. It isn't exactly the same thing as data is delayed longer with CWOP on Windy and you don't get the precipitation forecast and you don't have the other API features like being able to use that data in other ways via API, but it's better than nothing as we wait for Acuparse to catch up and support Windy directly.
Their github to follow Windy support progress: