Share your favorite Weather Media Tiles?
This national weather radar is so far my most useful Media Tile. I configured it for 3x2 tile size. Someday I intend to have a front door camera Media Tile.
- If the image in a Post has been placed with a full URL link to the original; just right-click and choose "Copy image address."
- There might be enough clues in the address to find the source website so you can find variations, such as local weather.
- When posting, if you used the "<>" (HTML edit feature) to surround the URL of the image source with <pre> and </pre>, then the URL will be show in text instead of the image ... or try the "Code" Formatting option (under the paragraph symbol ¶).
If you cannot find any - you can build your own as per the following :
and here is an example for the result (using this method) :
Try and play with it - you may like it.
Hi all - was also looking at forecast (rather than radar) and came across this great contributed site - now have a weather forecast tile setup
Media Tile Generator (MTG was jggdev/atiles): Weather, Calendar, News
Mine looks like this:
Customer support service by UserEcho
Hi everyone, I'm looking for a 5-7 weather forecast tile for Miami FL (33178). I have looked through most of the local TV/Weather news channels available but I haven't found any url link (.gif, .jpg, .png) that can be used for this specific area.
The one for NYC published by Isaac Bergman looks incredible. I wish to find something similar for Miami.
If you cannot find any - you can build your own as per the following :
and here is an example for the result (using this method) :
Try and play with it - you may like it.
Juval, this is fantastic. I could made my own customized widget. Thank you!!!
You should thanks the guy who publish the original note... I'm just the messenger :) But I must give you the credit for making it nicer than what I did ! Lucky you - you are around ~80F we are in the low 30F :)
Here are a couple recent for Texas. These are not animated. The first one updates every hour and the second every 15 minutes.
Oh, yes, here in Texas myself. Can you please post the URL for these? Want to show my husband and see which he likes better. Thanks
Why is the second url. from the post above this one...... the sirocco.accuweather one.... showing blank at times???? sometimes it shows the radar and sometimes it is blank???
i know this is 5 years old but i am just starting out... i would love to have what Ginny 5 has on my tile board, i live in Joplin Mo. i don't know how to do this, can someone help?????
Hi I'm new to Action Tiles and was wondering if someone could help with a weather tile issue. I'm using AT on a 2nd Generation (2012) kindle fire with the standard silk browser (have tried to install other browsers but none will install). It works well. However when I created a weather tile using the link to the UK weather map posted by Terry above the tile is just grey. The address works fine in a separate tab but as I say it's just grey in action tiles. Have tried different refresh rates. Any pointers gratefully received.
It's working fine for me on a newer Fire Tablet.
You may have figure out how to upgrade the OS, or install the Google Play Store so you can install Chrome, or install "Fully Browser Kiosk Lockdown" from the APK on its website.
hey, have you got an upto date URL for this one please. Thanx
Hi thanks for the response unfortunately with this old a Kindle I've tried all the options you suggest and none of them were possible (the OS is up to date). However I have just discovered a setting that actually solved the grey tile problem. In Settings/Applications/Silk Browser under Advanced there is an option to "Load Images" it was unticked on my kindle. Ticking it sorted the problem. Thanks though. Great App.
This probably isn't the right place to ask the question but there isn't an option for 1/2 height tiles is there?
That's good news, John (re: grey tiles / load images).
No 1/2 height Tiles. The minimum grid unit is 1x1. Maybe sometime we'll design 1/2 Tiles with perhaps no or slimmed headers / footers. Not super likely, though.
Hi, am new to AT as well. I am looking for Singapore weather gif that gives a 4-7 days forecast.
Been googling for past few days but no success.
Anyone can help.
Terry, I am enjoying the trial AT and will purchase the app soon
The TV station forecast images are getting harder to find. My local station changed to a new system recently and I can't find any others.
Someone above posted this site which allows you to make a weather widge image...
Thank you, Kevin1
I was able to use theweather.com to customize the widget and generate a png code.
Its working now. I will celebrate and drink a pint on your behalf :)
My best success comes from stripping them from TV stations' websites. They seem to be the best aspect ratio and frequently updated. You might poke around the websites of Singapore's TV stations.
Any Australian users here ? Hoping to find a nice weather map (mainly showing any rainfall) for Melbourne
Hi Frosty Winter,
I'm in the same boat. Looking for a nice weather map/gif for Melbourne as well.
Can't seem to find any!
Did you manage to find one?
I still haven't had any luck still for a weather map/gif for Melbourne for use on Action Tiles - have you managed to find one after all this time yet?
Alright, I know the information has been gone through over and over, but I cannot for the life of me find a weather out look that will work. I just want a tile that will stay refreshed that displays like the next 5 days of weather, and the current temp with the real feel and wind speed would be nice. Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361
@TimPowers You can make a custom forecast with... https://www.theweather.com/widget/
I use the SmartThings weather tile to create ActionTile tile for current conditions with "feels like"
Also there is this. Thursday will be rough for you at 101F
I'm adding this one just because it was there.
Any have a 5 day for atlanta?
You can make a custom one with... https://www.theweather.com/widget/
Loving the weather, calendar and news feed in AT. Is there a similar live feed for currency exchange rates?
Does anyone have a URL for UK weather: Radar image & 7 day outlook. I can't find one that works. Many thanks, Dave.
This is what I found for UK/Europe so far:
Geocolor GOES - This one looks very nice.
USA Storm alerts
Very nice looking one! Any idea how to center it over the US instead of have it off the east coast?
I love this one, but I've had no luck figuring out the url for the Canadian one. Tried so many edits on the URL to fit the correct area from your links, but no luck. The ones off the website have time stamps unlike yours which seems to be a "latest update" version. Any tips?
Various (over 20) Oklahoma Maps.
Im new to actiontiles, Im trying to load the OKC maps but everytime I add the url's it comes back as broken. How are you pulling the url from those images?
Click on the Thumbnail image, then on the zoomed image: Right-Click (or Long-Tap) and "Copy Image Address"
It should look something like this:
St Petersburg, FL but wish it was closer. here's the URL minus the HTTPS icons.wxug.com/data/weather-maps/radar/united-states/saint-petersburg-florida-region-current-radar-animation.gif
best radar Gif for Canada i have found so far are these.. but the one is Fahrenheit, Canadians use Metric Celsius units.
From Channel 10 in Providence, RI - Forecast for Providence - nice active radar map for New England - they both work beautifully in AT
I only went as far as https://turnto10.com/weather/radar - how do I get the feed / jpg / gif for this? Thanks!
Try these - should work!
For the forecast use
For the map use
You rock! Thanks a lot.
Found a pretty good site for Texas radars...it has a bunch of them.
WoW... thanks... those are some great ones for Texas.... I grabbed 5 to look at tomorrow and consider..I am in the HIll Country
I am as well, would love to know if any of these are still working for you and (if so) which ones?
Hi I have a radar image working fine but there is a satellite image that I prefer. Problem is the URL contains UTC date and time. Somehow I would like to put a variable in its place and update every 30 minutes. I have had a few ideas but no result yet. Any help greatly appreciated.
Hi...I am new to actiontile and i need some help to extra the radar weather from https://www.windy.com/
how could i make it on Actiontile?
I try to "right click" --> "copy image address" but it does not works
This looks like a great source of animated weather information; but the embedded widgets it provides are not static images or GIFs. They require an iframe for embedding.
We have a Feature Request to permit iframes and this is a good example use case. There are various complications (like having the size of the iframe and size of the Tile in sync...); but we are researching and testing.
This is already a popular Feature Request, but please add your VOTES and Follow it for updates:
Hey guys can you tell me what I'm doing wrong. All I want is the 8 day forecast picture layout to show up from this site. wtnh
Thanks for ANY help in advance.
morning all or evening depending where u is.
I’m trying to find a good radar image to use. But can I find one for the uk that actually work as a gif. Has anyone found one! I’ve got 7 day forecast but id like a radar, but I’m wondering is this just for our cousins across the pond as there news and weather stastion are more indepeth that over here?
Hoping some one can prove me wrong and show me. Appreciate any or all help 😎
I took all of the advice on this page, and came up with my Weather Panel:
Wow, Sidney! That is beautiful and impressive. Any specific information you care to share on generating that Panel (local/national feeds, etc) would be appreciated.
Sure... the larger tile on the top-right is the National Weather Service Current Radar (Loop) for CLE. The rest of the tiles are from our local Fox 8 Cleveland. 8 Day Forecast; Day Planner; 8 Hour Forecast; Pollen Count; Current Radar Image; Current Temperature Map; Current Satellite Image. All were added as Media Tiles using the URLs of the images/gif/png.
I love that you can tap any of these tiles, and they zoom to full screen; tap them again, and they return to a tile.
Looking forward to being able to add "forecastToday", "forecastTonight", "forecastTomorrow" and "alerts" from the Smart Weather Tile in the future. Those tiles would finish out my Weather Tile.
I've updated my Weather Panel. Rearranged, and added 4 ST On/Off buttons that are run by IFTTT and Weather Underground.
These all look great.
Has anyone found a fancy radar specific to the UK, namely the midlands?
i found several UK and EU radars. Please see posts below.
Has anyone found a tile generator for Allergy Forecasts (pollen, trees, grass, UV, etc) ? Seems like news stations only do it randomly so there isn't a consistent JPG link to use. I'm specifically looking for Houston, TX. Thanks!!
There is a device handler called Pollen Virtual Sensor by jschlackman. I take the pollen count from that device handler and use Webcore to convert the data to an illuminance measurement that can then be used as a tile (since there is no allergy specific tile in Actiontiles)
Just resurrected an old HP Tablet running Android, Fully Kiosk & AT.
I have found a few interesting links for weather radar for folk that live in UK & Europe.
UK & Europe cloud radar
UK rain radar
UK Pollen updates daily
Also spent a lot of time looking for moon phases only to find that it's available from theweather.com! 😀
I like the fact that you can launch an app from a tile as I wanted to include the output from my Emoncms power monitor that maps solar vs grid import.
AT is great product and really enjoying it, thanks go to the team for developing it.
New to AT Ive read the forum and tried my level best can anyone assist with weather radar gif or media that will work for Johannesburg South Africa. I might be doing something wrong or just not finding the right site.
Appreciate your response in advance
Sofar I have the following and slowly expanding
Here are a couple of dashboards I use in my Tesla Model 3 display. The top one uses Dakboard and the bottom, Actiontiles. I find the Actiontile one the most useful due to its flexibility and links to Smartthings.
can some check if this gif works. Works ok on the my media page however it will not work on the main panel, tested on pc and on tablet.
Works for me (tested on Samsung Galaxy S8).
It's a big file, so pretty demanding for the browser / tablet.
Apparently everyone is lucky enough to find a cool Radar because I searched everywhere and I can't find a single one on my location....Little Elm, TX 75068. The closest one I was able to find was this one and looks terrible https://cdn.tegna-media.com/wfaa/weather/animated-loops/comp/125x94/new_denton.gif
I want something like this link (https://support.actiontiles.com/s/attachments/19647/12/4084/8cdfbc52dd15d90e35c1e3aa23ed3816.gif) for my location below
Here's the one I use for Denton:
Here you go: Little Elm - Radar
I have been looking for a weather gif to use in Action Tiles for Melbourne Australia but not having any luck - you guys in the States have so many to pick from...
Anyone have one I could use for Melbourne
I spent about 20 minutes looking for gif for Melbourne and no lucky. Sorry man, I can't find Little Elm, TX Radar neither :(
Hopefully someone here can helps us
The ABC 7 radar and extended 7 day forecast posted above are great for NYC area and I am currently using them I was wondering and I am sorry if I missed it if anyone has an animated gif version of NYC weather?
Mostly what I find are the interactive systems that would require an iframe to work. there are lot of good radar still images but the animated ones are nice to give you an idea the way the storm is moving.
anyone got URL for a weather radar loop London UK? Please. Thanx
Hi All - I've found I can generate an arbitrary radar image using a parameterized URL with Wunderground like this:
This creates a nice animated map, centered where I want it. Works as a media tile.
Plug in latitude, longitude and radius.
Okay... Feeling dumb now as I cannot for the life of me find either a 5 day forecast or live weather Radar that will fit the format for AT. How in the world can I get one or the other for Plymouth NH 03264 so I can use on my Ipad with AT on it???
Any help finding would get Awesome.
Hi Kevin - can't help you with the forecast, but live radar can be done with the link I posted just previous to yours. Use google maps to find the lat/lon where you want the image centered.
@ross.. I still cannot figure out the format. Is it possible to get a tighter zoom on the radar? and could I trouble you for a link if it can be done?
Thanks so much. Kevin
Accuweather still my favorite, animated gif...
The format is two lower case letters for the state here:
Is WMUR a nearby TV/news station? if so try this for forecast...
@ross.. Thank you. both are perfect. Still not sure how I could not figure it out but I will use both of these..
Thanks again and have a good Holiday season.
Try this one
once you are happy with the location, units and widget width, click on GET HTML CODE. From the pop up window, in the Code for Wordpress.com, Joomla section, copy the https://_____.png part of the code.
I like the look of the tile that the Booked.com page generates. However I cannot see the ‘code for Wordpress.com’ part of the code with the https://.....png string.
does this still work or did they change the code?
I got it to work just now.
When you click GET HTML CODE you need to click "An Image" (it defaults to "A Script") and pick out the png string from
Recently my intellicast links broke. http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/Radar/law.gif Has anyone else had this issue and did I miss an update someplace?
Looks like Intellicast was assimilated by the Wunderground / Weather Channel / The Weather Company / IBM advertising conglomeration. Guessing that they shut down intellicast's servers 12/31/2020.
Same here, I updated to weather underground radar map (choose your location):
I've literally just done this so haven't verified refresh yet but should know in a few hours.
Also, I've verified that refresh of these .png URLs does work.
doesnt seem to be refreshing
im useing the Full Kiosk browser for an fire 8HD
Hi Andrew, the "Copy Image Location" does not seem to work anymore. I tried Chrome and Edge. Anything i am doing wrong? Your link in step 5 seems to be valid though. Not sure which text part of that URL indicates MidWest. I could try to fudge that to show Virginia.. perhaps.
Did it work?
Thanks Andrew worked like a charm!
if anyone can help i would appreciate it.... i am looking for a rader and 5 day forecast for Greenville SC
Here is the standard animated radar I like, isn't zoomed in completely on SC though...
Georgia gives better view to the west of you...
This local radar isn't animated
Not sure if this forecast is helpful...
Kevin1 THANK YOU so much i will use both the top and bottom :)
@kevin1 I doesnt seem to be refreshing...what can i do to fix that?
Can anyone explain to me why this URL is "invalid":
I just tried your link, and it works for me. Are you using it as a linked tile or in a IFrame?
try this link
I removed "true" from "detail=true"
you may need to re center the map again.
I am not having any luck finding an image for Ashburn, VA for either a 7 day forecast or a radar. All web pages seem to have moved to different technologies. The Wunderground radar also does not allow Save As..
Any pointers will be highly appreciated. I have started using the Weather widget which is great but radar would be super!
The forecast is the weather.com widget mentioned towards the start of this thread (configure as needed). The radar is a large area but covers Ashburn ... And is the following URL:
I having some issues getting a weather radar working. I've spent more time than I would like to admit trying to get this to work. I can get the image to pull up in my tiles but it doesn't update it only stays at one time. I would love to use the radar at https://www.ksn.com/weather/images/kansas-radar/ . Does any one have any tips on the correct way to go about doing this and have it update as it should? When I pull the code this is all I am getting and I know there should be more than one image for it to properly update. https://media.psg.nexstardigital.net/ksnw/weather/images/ksn_ks_radar_8.jpg Thank you!!
Did you figure it out? It doesn't look like KSN is providing any kind of animated PNG or GIF.
Try here: https://www.wunderground.com/maps/radar/current
Hi Ive been looking and looking for an animated radar map for Newark DE can anyone help me find a good one?
The AccuWeather gifs are no longer working. Looks like they may have switch to HTML5.
Never mind... AccuWeather seems to have fixed itself.
can you send me a link? Everytime I try it doesn't work.