Weather Underground API GONE?


#21

Also lost temperature. Last entry was at 7:15am (UTC+10) on 25/5/2018

Hope to see a new reliable source in the future


#22

Changing back to Eagle POST did not restore the temp reporting that I had running from 5AM this morning. Now I am back to temp data only being uploaded in 1 hour batches with 1 hour lags. It was not doing this this morning before I changed back to Eagle Uploader. Somehow that messes up things or it takes a full day for PVO to sort out the account changes.


#23

LOL, OK, seems my problem was a little more simple… The PWS I was using (closest to my house) had gone! I now recall the house selling recently so I guess the PWS has relocated! :slight_smile: As soon as I located another PSW and put it into my PVOutput Settings I’m getting WU temp data again.


#24

Just noticed the same here. Local PWS I’ve been using is also gone. We should expect more of this as some PWS users are rightfully pissed at WU over the changes and are pulling their stations.


#25

I’m going to just wait it out with whatever BB comes up with for PVO weather reporting. I have the WU API key and it still works. Just don’t have 24 hour reporting anymore and a time lag now. Obviously the power output is most concern but I do like solar radiation report because it correlates directly with power output

If I really want to see the effects of temperature on power output all I have to do is pull up the Webbox interface and look at the DC output voltages. With the temp derating on the panels, you can really see how far the outside temperature drags down the string voltages and thus the power output.


#26

I am still getting temperature reading every five minutes from WU, though they are 20 minutes behind. I can’t recall exactly how long, but they have always been somewhat behind.
Another thing I have noticed, is that the WU service seems to have been degraded, it appears to take a lot longer to load their pages, especially the graphs on my PWS page.


#27

there are a lot of scripts loaded from WU pages nowadays, which definitely slows things down. NoScript can help but isolating the scripts that are necessary for proper functioning isn’t fun.

i think i posted this solution in another thread… my weather had stopped updating sometime in mid june 18 (which happened to be almost co-incident with WattVision dying as well). i switched to the Weather auto-uploader as directed by bankstownbloke but that didn’t fix the problem. it turned out that for whatever reason my API key had been invalidated by WU. regenerating the key @ WU fixed the problem. no idea why the key became invalid, and was a little worried about regeneration possibly disabling my (free) API account, but it worked.


#28

I lost my WU temperature feed on July 9 at 6:20 pm. Hoping to find an alternative soon, as this is a very useful feature.


#29

Quick note: my temps are still reporting from WU.


#30

As its no longer possible to get a new WU api key, i’m wondering if there are any plans to switch to or provide an alternative solution within PVoutput?

Maybe using Dark Sky api perhaps?

https://darksky.net/dev


#31

by the way, it appears that the API is really going away for good. i recently added a wunderground homebridge plugin and this morning noticed it was throwing erorrs. googled a bit and found this post (from 3 months ago, so i guess from sept-oct).

so i guess the API is really going away for good, rather than being frozen as outlined in the OP.

so what is the situation for PVO going forward?