Virtual weather station not updating

Tobias shared this problem 1 year ago
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Since login to ticket-system is not possible right now, I report this issue here.


Virtual weather station does not update since jan. 28.

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I am located in Germany. My virtual weather station is updated.

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You should test different stations and fine the one that is most reliable.

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I have the same problem. It has not been updated since 11th of January at my box. I have reported this to zipato a while ago, and they said "they are working on it..."

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Add more stations and monitor for a couple of days (or week) which one is the most reliable. Dont forget that when you access zipato via web and have it open for a couple of hours, the weather station will not dynamically update. You will need to refresh the browser to see anything new.

I have created a simple rule (that is now disabled as my weather updates regularly) with hourly recurrence that asks on API level to refresh the weather station. Tested and it works.

the HTTPS call is:

https://my.zipato.com:443/zipato-web/v2/meteo/attributes/values?update=true

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Hi Attila,

I keep having regular issues due to sunrise/sunset missed by my box. I have just implemented your proposal and will give it a try. Definitely interested! (until we got something reliable from zipabox...)

Thanks

Matthieu

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for sunset/sunrise you need to use a sensor. This sensor should be triggered also by the wirtual weather station and also by a scheduler on a daily basis in order to minimize the possible unrealiability of internet services...every morning and evening it will trigger (check when is the earliest morning and latest evening (probably in the summer) in your area.

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I have the same problem, i have had the same station for 2 years and since 31/1 its not working any more.

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Same fault, 2 years and it stopped working. The biggest issue is that the rules are not running at all. I solved it by add a another weather location and removed the old one.

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I don't know if this is a ZipaBug or a problem with https://www.wunderground.com/ which (afaik) is the service they use for weather station updates. I am not sure how the implementation is in Zipastuff, but I am afraid that the system is "simple" in that when you enter a city/town/place, it searches for whatever is available in the Weather Underground service with similar names. Looking at the website, it appears that this refers to whatever names private owners of online weather stations may have entered, and that this is coupled with some external forecast service. If for some reason 1) they have problems getting updates from the private weather station, the forecast is also not updated, and 2) if they have problems with their servers, Zipato weather stuff is also affected.

May I humbly suggest that Zipato change to http://YR.NO (free worldwide by Norwegian public weather service, with a great and simple API.), possibly also optionally connected to Netatmo's servers or one's private Netatmo gadget.

http://www.yr.no/place/Croatia/Grad_Zagreb/Zagreb/

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I just registered at wunderground.com, have created a weather station there, at my home, and have asked them to integrate with my Netatmo at the same location (as per their description). It'll be interesting to see if I will be able to use that weather station in Zipabox/Zipatile. Will keep u all updated.

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Same error. API returns correct values, but not the virtual weather,

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https://my.zipato.com/zipato-web/v2/meteo/weather?location=FREDRIKSTAD shows updated information


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Anyone?

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i have that problem as well - did zipato stop paying for some api or similar?

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Here is all good...