Share your favorite Weather Media Tiles?

Den 7 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by WillPierson 3 months ago 209

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.


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  • There might be enough clues in the address to find the source website so you can find variations, such as local weather.
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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:

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.

This is what i've got going on.

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.

Much appreciated!

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?

Hi Tezza,

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?

cheers Frosty

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.


Geocolor GOES - This one looks very nice.


USA Storm alerts

Storm reports

weather radar

Storm Watches

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?

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:


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!

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.

<iframe width="650" height="450" src="https://embed.windy.com/embed2.html?lat=5.332&lon=100.371&zoom=5&level=surface&overlay=wind&menu=&message=&marker=&calendar=&pressure=&type=map&location=coordinates&detail=&detailLat=5.332&detailLon=100.371&metricWind=default&metricTemp=default&radarRange=-1" frameborder="0"></iframe>

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.



The 8-day forecast on WTNH website is not a picture ... it is an interactive HTML5 Javascript code. It cannot be embedded in ActionTiles. You can always check this on a desktop/laptop by right-clicking and if it doesn't have "Open in new tab" or "Save as...", then it is not a picture!

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.  

Nice work!

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.

Thank you

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.

Hi Guys

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 

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.

Regards, Kevin

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.

  1. Go to this Link, https://www.wunderground.com/maps/radar/current/usa
  2. Select the Region you want displayed.
  3. Click “Play Animation”
  4. Right Click on the image and choose “Copy Image Location”. (In Chrome it would be Copy Image Address) and paste into your Media tile.
  5. I'm currently using this Intellicast radar loop for midwest US: https://s.w-x.co/staticmaps/wu/wxtype/county_loc/spi/animate.png

Also, I've verified that refresh of these .png URLs does work.

Andrew my


doesnt seem to be refreshing 

im useing the Full Kiosk browser for an fire 8HD

any ideas?

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.

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?

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

  1. Click on Kansas
  2. Animate the Kansas map
  3. Right click on the animated image and "open image in new tab" to see the URL to the animated PNG for Kansas.

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.


Free, responsive Weather Widget for any Website - WeatherWidget.io

I found this web site that has a custom weather widget, but I can not get it to work as a Media tile


Any suggestions would be appreciated 


I have the same question.  Is there anyway to get the javascript code from this site to generate a jpg/png to display in the tile?

Yeah I'd like to use this also. Been messing with it and can't seem to get it to work properly. 

So it seems the WeatherWidget.io site uses the OpenWeather api, at openweathermap.org.  This is free to standard users.  But the code is in javascript which is supposed to be copy pasted into an individual's website for usage and display.  I am not a coder. 

Does anyone know how this javascript can be used to generate a png or jpg to be utilized in ActionTiles?

SharpTools has this kind of functionality with Custom Tiles: Weather Tile - Open Weather - Current and Forecast - Community Projects - SharpTools Community. Does ActionTiles have this capability?

I'm very new to this software, but am very eager to learn.


Below is a link to the solution I created to replace the old Weather Tile for my Action Tiles Panels. I have been using it for 9 months on my panels. Besides the current weather conditions, it can also display upcoming forecast by clicking on it. It automatically refreshes itself every 15 minutes (but that can be changed in the options).

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A few people expressed interest, so I decided to create a walk-through process to easily create your own personalized/automatically updating WeatherTile URL that you can then add to your ActionTiles panel as a ‘Shortcut’ within an iFrame.

You can adjust things like tile shape, Action Tile Theme, custom tile font & background color, should it use imperial (Fahrenheit/mph) or metric (Celsius/kph) scales, how far out should be displayed for the forecast, how often it refreshes, among other things.  This can easily be set during setup at the Options screen, part of which is below:

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Here a few samples of the weather tile with different settings:

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Here are a couple of examples of what it looks like in an ActionTiles Panel (wide and narrow weather tiles):

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Even though I use it for an ActionTiles via a Shortcut/IFrame, it should be able to work on other browsers or applications that can accept/display browser pages.

You can create your own custom WeatherTile at:



So wanting this to work (CodeBuffer).  I got it working just fine when i set up Action Tiles on my laptop, but when i open on my tablet, i either get a blank tile or a 403 error in the tile space.  

If you have added the CodeBuffer WeatherTile to ActionTiles and tested it on you Laptop and everything works as expected, but then does not work on your Tablet running ActionTiles -

I would try:

  • Completely Reboot your Tablet and then re-try starting ActionTiles.
  • Take a look at the “Older Kindle/Fire Notes” button at https://CodeBuffer.net/wat. This section is most relevant to Fire/Kindles, but perhaps some other older tablet would have similar issues. That section talks about that you may need to update your Tablet’s webview if it displays a blank screen.
    This is my best guess right now as to what is happening to you; and is what actually happened to me back when I first developed this WeatherTile - I had to manually update my kindle’s webview so that my old Kindle would no longer display a blank screen in the tile, but would instead display the CodeBuffer WeatherTile correctly. Whatever tablet/computer you use needs a more modern browser to display newer Javascript (which is what this WeatherTile uses). A simple test to see if this is the issue is to try to goto https://CodeBuffer.net/wat using the tablet's browser - if it comes back as a blank screen, then this is your issue for sure.

If the above doesn’t take care of it, the 1st thing I would need to know is what Tablet are you trying to use? (For Example: Kindle 3rd Gen).

Give the above a try - TommyB

Thank you so much for this.  Is there a way to add UV Index to this tile?

Right now the current data source does not include UV Index, so currently no - sorry.  

If there is enough interest in the future, I will take a closer look at alternative data sources for adding UV Index.


I found this as a free data source.  I just have no idea how to take this to a tile.  One day I guess.

So I am having a small glitch with the tile.  You can change the default name of the City shown in latlong.net.  But every so often it changes back to the original name that was set in latlong.net.  Any way to fix that?

This should now be fixed as of version 0.3.17 - The current version you are running is currently shown on the forecast screen at the bottom.

New updates are automatically loaded every few days to running tiles.  If you want a new WeatherTile version immediately, all you need to do is reload/restart the WeatherTile.

UV Index has been added (beta).  The UV info is updated hourly and may not work for every location - feel free to give it a try. 

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It is optional to show the UV Index; it is controlled by the URL parameter "showUVI".  If you already have a custom URL from https://codebuffer.net/wat/ , it can be added to your existing custom URL to turn it on.  For example, you would add "&showUVI=Yes" to the end of your custom URL to see the UVI info. 

You can also return to https://codebuffer.net/wat/ and go through the setup screens again.  Your previous entries should automatically come up, so it is a quick process to make a new custom URL at  https://codebuffer.net/wat/ - all you need to know to load your old selections is your email and your WAT API that was emailed to you during your initial setup (which can be re-emailed to you at https://codebuffer.net/wat/ if you forgot it).

You are awesome!, can't wait to try it out.

@TommyB wanted to share and thank you.  

To clarify, is the umbrella the percentage chance of rain and the water droplet is the percentage of the humidity?

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Thanks, this is a great weather tile... Is there any way to get it to default to showing the weather forecast?

Yes, there is a way to have the the CodeBuffer Weather Tile default/start at showing the forecast instead of current conditions.  

When you are setting up your custom URL at https://codebuffer.net/wat/, in the "Options" section it is there under the option "Set Your Start Screen".

If you already have created your custom URL and want to simply change your default to show the Forecast instead of the Current Weather Conditions, what you need to do is to make sure your custom CodeBuffer URL contains the parameter "startPage" and that it is set to "Forecast".  Just make sure your custom URL has &startPage=Forecast.  If the "startPage" parameter is missing, then it will default to show the current conditions first.

So, for example, your custom URL might change from:


To something like this:


Hope this helps!

My usual weather tile (using https://mtg.actiontiles.com/weather.php...) has been down for the past two days so I came here to find a fix. I can confirm the codebuffer solution works brilliantly, thanks TommyB!

Same here... the Media Tile Generator seems to have died.