March 25, 2013 Leave a comment
I have found a nice piece of software that can provide current weather data and nice forecast for 7 days from command line. It is the Weatherman and it is a bash script which uses data from the WeatherBug.com. Of course it uses external program (the curl) for the actual download of the data.
The use is very simple:
weatherman -x budapest,hungary Extended Forecast for budapest, Hungary TUE 2 C 50% Chance of Light Snow -2 C windy WED 1 C Mostly Cloudy -2 C Mostly Cloudy THU 4 C 30% Chance of Frozen Mix -1 C 50% Chance of Rain FRI 4 C Rain -1 C Mostly Cloudy SAT 6 C Partly Cloudy -1 C Rain SUN 6 C Rain 0 C windy MON 9 C Partly Cloudy Data provided by WeatherBug.com
If the -x is not used then the current situation is shown:
Current Conditions for budapest, Hungary Reported by Budapest (Ferihegy) @ Mar 25, 2013 9:30 PM Temp: -2 C Today: 50% Chance of Light Snow Tonight: windy High: 2 C Wind Speed: NNE 13 Rain: 0.00mm Low: -2 C Gust: E 29 Rain/Month: 0.00mm Feels Like: -6 C Avg Wind: NNE 13 Sunrise: 5:36 AM Humidity: 100% Pressure: 1007.12mb Sunset: 6:02 PM Dew Point: -2 C Moonphase: Full Data provided by WeatherBug.com
One can save the default site with the -S parameter. An it is possible to customize the output (the details can be found in the manual page).
I think that it’s a very nice tool.