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Weather Forecast Tile for Canada?

John Abraham 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic updated by El Lobo 3 months ago 11

I’m trying to find a good way to get the weather forecast for my location in Canada.  There doesn’t seem to be a SmartThings device that exposes the high/low forecast for the day without custom code.  (The Accuweather tiles don’t seem to work at all).  Would it be best to pursue a media item from a URL?  


Or am I just missing something obvious?

Just thought of a couple things on MTG.

  1. I notice no way for MTG to generate current temperature for "today". It only shows H/L.
  2. The MTG produces text that is too small to read on my tablet.  I am using 4x1 size tile for a 4 day forecast on an old Android 10" tablet.

Thanks.  Missed that somehow. 

Is there anyways to make the weather in Celcius?

Please see the MTG Instructions:  Media Tile Generator (MTG jggdev): Weather, Calendar, News

Add the units parameter:  units – whether to show temperature in metric or imperial units. Acceptable values are metric and imperial. Imperial is default.

Thanks a lot. 

Any idea on how we can display current weather in the panel?

Have been trying for 2 days to get this to update for a Canadian postal code and no luck...searching thru this forum and the ST Community but can't find any answers...going cross eyed.

Gave it 1 more try with Lat/long and it works like a charm (as someone else said, need to delete the space after the comma in the lat/long numbers so no blanks)...whoo hoo.

El, for me personally, removing the postal entirely made it work. When there is no postal code specified, it default's to hub's location.

+1

For my current location, yes that works fine (which happens to be Central America). But I monitor weather in several Canadian cities where family is, 1 in the US and 1 in France.  The only way to get those to work is with lat/long coordinates.