DataPoint for Python
Disclaimer: This module is in no way part of the DataPoint project/service. This module is intended to simplify the use of DataPoint for small Python projects (e.g school projects). No support for this module is provided by the Met Office and may break as the DataPoint service grows/evolves. The author will make reasonable efforts to keep it up to date and fully featured.
- List forecast sites
- Get nearest forecast site from longitude and latitiude
- Get the following 5 day forecast types for any site
- Daily (Two timesteps, midday and midnight UTC)
- 3 hourly (Eight timesteps, every 3 hours starting at midnight UTC)
$ pip install DataPoint
You will also require a DataPoint API key.
For more installation methods see the installation guide.
Detailed documentation for this project is available on Read the Docs.
import datapoint # Create connection to DataPoint with your API key conn = datapoint.connection(api_key="aaaaaaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd-eeeeeeeeeeee") # Get the nearest site for my longitude and latitude site = conn.get_nearest_site(-0.124626, 51.500728) # Get a forecast for my nearest site with 3 hourly timesteps forecast = conn.get_forecast_for_site(site.id, "3hourly") # Get the current timestep from the forecast current_timestep = forecast.now() # Print out the site and current weather print site.name, "-", current_timestep.weather.text
London - Heavy rain
See examples directory for more in depth examples.
Please feel free to submit issues and pull requests.