Weather Webcam, Settings as Guest and Evapotranspiration
We start the week with yet another update! We’ve been listening to your feedback carefully and we’ve included two of the most requested features in this release: the ability to watch your weather webcam from Weathecloud and also to change units and regional settings as guest. In addition, we’ve added a new gauge for evapotranspiration. We hope you like these new features!
The ability to stream images from a webcam has been one of the most requested features from the beginning and we’re happy to announce it has finally arrived! This is a fantastic way to look at the weather, especially the sky and clouds. If you have a weather webcam, you can now watch it from Weathercloud in seconds. Just go to the edit page of your device, paste the URL of your webcam and voila!
Change Settings as Guest
Another highly requested feature. It comes in handy in those occasions when you just want to take a quick look at the weather map, as it allows you to set your units, language and time zone without having to sign in each time. Likewise, it’s also very useful for casual users who only want to check the current weather in local units without signing up to Weathercloud. The settings are stored permanently so that they don’t have to be changed at every single visit.
New Gauge for Evapotranspiration
Last but not least, this update also adds a new gauge for evapotranspiration to all devices registering solar radiation. If this is your case, just make sure this variable is switched on in the Variables screen of your device.
Other minor bug fixes and improvements:
- Added the Peet Bros Ultimeter 100, 800 and 2000 series to the device list.
- Added Isle of Man to the country list.
- Added (UTC+02:00) Helsinki to the time zone list.
- Home page now available also in Russian.
- Several performance enhancements.
New Feature: Onmouseover ist showing the webcam at the Map?
Hello Dieter, for now the webcam is only shown in the station profile. However, we’re working on an improved version of our map and we’re open to any suggestions that users may have.
Hola he añadido recientemente una webcam y no aparece en mi estación.
Ruego me den alguna instrucción para solucionar el problema.
Hola Carles, para que se muestre la webcam en Weathercloud es necesario que el enlace que ha introducido dirija a una archivo de imagen (por ejemplo .jpg), tal y como se detalla en nuestra página de FAQ: https://weathercloud.net/site/faq#faq-webcam
Hi there, I don’t understand this: “just make sure this variable is switched on in the Variables screen of your device”. My weather station (Weatherflow; https://app.weathercloud.net/d0076452070#current) is registering solar radiation, yet the Evapotranspiration gauge is greyed out.
Kind regards, Ruud.
Hi Ruud, the Variables page was removed in a previous version of the platform since it was no longer needed. Currently, if there is no data of one or more variables, they will be greyed out automatically on your station page without you needing to switch them off as before.
My weather station registers solar radiation and other variables, but the evapotranspiration gauge is greyed out. How long does it take to calculate the parameter?
Should I do something?
Hi José María,
Please note that we can only display the weather variables that we receive, as indicated on our FAQ page:
Why is my device not uploading data of all the weather variables?
If one or more weather variables are not displayed on Weathercloud, it is due to a problem unrelated to our site.
The first step in solving the problem is to identify whether it is related to your device (hardware) or the software you use to upload data to Weathercloud. In the first case, the missing weather variables will not be displayed on the console of your device either, while in the second case they will.
Once you have identified the problem, we suggest you contact the manufacturer of your device or the developer of the software (in the case of third-party software) for assistance.