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WEA - Weather plugin for LCDC

The weather plugin for LCDC will extract data from theMSNBC weather pages and display it on your LCD/VFD screen. The following has been implemented for integration into LCDC:

  • Variables
    • General info
      • Region
      • Country
      • City
      • Last update
        • Date
        • Time
    • Today's weather
      • Temperature
      • Real feel
      • Condition
      • WNS - Wind speed
      • WND - Wind direction
      • Barometer
      • Humidity %
      • UV
      • Visibility (Miles)
    • Forecast
      • Today
        • Conditions
        • Date
        • Day
        • High
        • Low
      • Tomorrow
        • Conditions
        • Date
        • Day
        • High
        • Low
      • Two days time
        • Conditions
        • Date
        • Day
        • High
        • Low
      • Three days time
        • Conditions
        • Date
        • Day
        • High
        • Low
      • Four days time
        • Conditions
        • Date
        • Day
        • High
        • Low
  • Events
    • None
  • Actions
    • Update :
  • Configuration
    • There is a basic configuration screen that allows you to define the following :-
      • Town code : The local code MSNBC uses for identifying your closest weather station
      • Check every : How often to update your weather information, this is normally updated once per hour
      • Show as: Choose between Celsius (default) and Fahrenheit

FAQ

How do I find my town code?
1) Bring up the WEA - Configuration screen
2) Click on the blue FF arrows to take you to the MSNBC website (you will need a net connection obviously!)
3) Select a region from the drop down menu (this is better than using the search as it will give the code needed)
4) Select a country/region
5) Chose a city/town
6) Now it should be showing you your local weather, and the URL address should same something like "http://www.msnbc.com/news/wea_front.asp?ta=y&tab=BW&tp=C&accid=EG89", in most cases the code you are looking for is the part after the accid in this case EG89 (where I live!)