Yes, this may be well covered in people's projects, but I think this is not quite what they are.
Yes a forecast is nice to get. (That's future project - maybe)
What I need to get is something that tells me the weather NOW, at location x.
So if it is raining; clear; overcast; and so on.
I get this will require parsing a web page, or something like that.
I've done a bit of a quick look, but am asking for help.
(Disclaimer: I am about to buzz off for 2 weeks and this happening has prompted me to get this working.)
I water plants semi-automatically now. But I turn on the power, press the button and actually instigate the watering.
The water is a limited reserve, so it needs to be careful on when it waters. Therefore if it is raining: it will skip that day's watering.
The bigger idea is that it will look at the weather a few minutes before it is due to water.
If it is raining, it will skip that day.
If it isn't, it will water for that day.
But I need a good place from where to get the conditions, and parse the page to get the required data.
So, although it is 11 o'clock now, this will be needed in the future as well.
I may as well get things started rather than waiting until I get back and am catching up on what I missed and also needing to get ready for the next event away.
I'm guessing it should be easy: I get a site, parse it and take action on that. If I get a quick reply, I may even get it working today for this trip away.
Thanks in advance.
Oh, for the sake of picking one I chose: