Home Weather Station weather website template for WeeWX versions 3.9.0 or later
This repository contains the current WeeWX version of Brian Underdown's Home Weather Station weather website template set. Brian's main website is https://weather34.com/homeweatherstation/index.html In January, 2019, Brian asked others to distribute/maintain his code.
This version requires WeeWX version 3.9.0 or later software with the CRT extension to denerate data feeds for the conditions from your personal weather station. WeeWX is available at http://weewx.com
This version is designed explicitly to harness the powerful WeeWX database to generate the weather data charts and statistical data. It is built on the current MB-UB40-RRW which is now maintained by Lightmaster (Meteobridge-Weather34-Template). A key metric for this project is to maintain design, functional and performance parity with the MB-UB40 parent. Although not an absolute guarantee, the aim is to update WX-HWS within 24 hours of the parent being updated.
If you are happy to use Weather Underground as a source of data for chart generation you are strongly recommended to use the Ken True CU-HWS version (https://github.com/ktrue/CU-HWS) as your first choice which can be configured out-of-the-box to be used with WeeWX.
What's New in this Version WX-HWS-UB40-RRW
Built on the current Meteobridge Version MB-UB40-RRW giving an identical experience.
Latest design features.
New w34 skin
Harnesses the power of the WeeWX database to generate graphs and statiscal data.
New style pop-up weather almanacs.
Rainfall almanac reflects rain year settings in weewx.conf file.
Introduces the concept of a WeeWX-api.
Meteobridge to WeeWX variable look-up table.
New addition charts.
New addition wind map.
New addition pop-up window links now visible in phone mode.
Auto adjusting pop-up windows for better viewing experience on smart phones and smaller tablet devices.
Enhanced chart freatures.
Dark or light chart colour theme (set by Default Theme Colour in Settings).
Choice of 24hr 12hr station main clock.
Important for those using Weather Underground for chart data, unfortunately this is no longer supported. This is not a template issue, the issue lies with Weather Underground and it looks like they may have discontinued this facility. If it returns in some form it may be possible to use again but it will have to be a tried and tested feature of Weather Underground before re-introducing it into the template.
A live example of WX-HWS template can be seen at https://claydonsweather.org.uk
Weather34 Historic Timeline of design 2014-2019
Follow the instructions in the 'installation guide' (INSTALLATION_GUIDE.md) to install the template. Browse to http://your.website/easywxsetup.php There is no initial password when the page prompts the first time -- just press LOGIN to enter the page. IMPORTANT set a password in the screen for future use -- your browser can remember it. This will make future updates reasonably secure so only you can do the updates to the configuration. Make setting entries in the easyweathersetup.php page and SAVE. The next time you run it, use the password you set in the step above. Repeat running easywxsetup.php until the main screen appears as you like it.
A new utility diags.php was added to the distribution. It is useful for checking the installation of the WX-HWS template and showing (safely) the current settings.php/settings1.php file contents for debugging. Note: the entries for $password, $db_user, $db_pass are replaced with '********' to avoid unwanted disclosure of private information.
run diags.php?show=info on your website to show the key info about the WX-HWS installation and required PHP function status run diags.php?show=settings on your website to safely show the current settings.php and settings1.php contents
Copyright (c) 2016-2019 by Brian Underdown (https://weather34.com)
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Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International based on a work at https://weather34.com/homeweatherstation Non-weeWX versions Available
An Excerpt from Meteobridge-Weather34-Template MB-UB40-RRW README.md
Github repository for the Meteobridge version of the original weather34 template Weather Template for Meteobridge users only
This work is not permitted to be used in any other versions without prior permission unless listed below
Permission is granted for use in Cumulus version maintained by Ken True
Permission is granted for use in Weewx version maintained by Ian Millard
*This work means CSS/SVG/PHP .
Meteobridge Version available via download maintained by Lightmaster (https://github.com/lightmaster/Meteobridge-Weather34-Template)
Cumulus Version available via download and more info supported by Ken True ( https://github.com/ktrue/CU-HWS ). This version now also supports WeeWX and WeatherCat
Apart from Brian Underdown without him, this template would never exist, I would aslo like to acknowledge the following people: -
Ken True for sharing files and who makes my job of maintaining the weeWX version so much easier.
Thomas Sosio for his invaluable contribution in producing the Meteobridge lookup code to translate WeeWX database output.
David Marshall for contributing technical knowledge and solutions to create the wxchart .tmpl files and alternative solutions for weather alerts.
Lightmaster who now maintains the parent Meteobridge-Weather34-Template.
Taylormia for contributing his excellent setup example for instances where weeWX and server/template are remote to each other.
Gary Portellas for a helpful suggestion to further simplify the installation process.
Jake aka Jerry, work on JS conversion script for error free more efficient unit conversion for CanvasJS charts.
All those unamed people who have helped me with testing updates
you can find the Meteobridge version maintained by Lightmaster (William) at https://github.com/weather34/Meteobridge-Weather34-Template34/
you can find the Cumulus version maintained by Ken True (Saratoga) at https://github.com/ktrue/CU-HWS
you can find a Weewx version maintained by Ian Millard is also avaialble via https://github.com/steepleian/WX-HWS
you can find a Weatherflow version not maintained but fully tested as of May 5th 2019 https://github.com/weather34/Weather34-Weatherflow
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Credits and thanks to the contributors who made this all possible since 2015.
Erik M Madsen for language idea and initial script
Paul @komoka weather in Canada for continous support and testing
Josep for Spanish/Catalan language translation and for many ideas and refinements
Pascal Catte French translation and ideas fowarded
Steve the developer of Cumulus for support and providing a platform to resolve issues
Mats Ahlklo Swedish translation and his work on using Davis weatherlink
Betejuice (Cumulus Forum) for providing a solution for meteor shower listings
Ken True (Saratoga) for kindly granting permission allowing use of many scripts he developed which gave inspiration and ideas though not used today it was the inspiration that allowed to do something more suited to the design.
Eric Rechlin Special thanks for originally creating the theme switching and extensive work on metrics/non metrics
Boris at smartbedded (meteobridge) for ongoing support and upkeep of meteobridge
Wim van der Kuil for the original meteobridge script
David St John at weatherflow for providing hardware for testing and his non bias logical views
Paul Wilman , Tina Thomas, Vaggos , Chuck M , Aaron Gersztoff , Ian Millard, and many many more for continous constructive supportive feedback ..