Flask Weather App
This is a Flask (Python) application that auto-detects local weather based off of user's external IP address.
Example screenshot of flask_weather application
- Install dependencies
pip install -r requirements.txt
- Add environment variables
weather_key="###############";. The weather_key is the API key received from registering at https://darksky.net/dev.
secret_key="********". It should be a random string that is hard to guess.
- Run Tests
Gets a user's external IP address and then used http://freegeoip.net to get more specific location information to pass into Weather API (https://darksky.net/dev/). Weather information (current temperature and % chance of rain) is returned based on the location associated with the IP.
To work on this locally clone the repo, request and add an API key (locally) from darksky and then run
weather.html displays the weather information and displays appropriate weather icon (https://erikflowers.github.io/weather-icons/) based on what the current weather is.
To display temperature in Celsius instead of Fahrenheit, set
celsius = True environment variables.
Today's Weather Forecast for Brooklyn, New York
Right now it is 41° and there is a 0% chance of rain.
Today's Weather Forecast for City, State
Right now it is X° and there is a Y% chance of rain.