Posted by: Anthony Drewery | February 6, 2006

Displaying international weather in 30 Boxes

I’ve just signed up for 30 Boxes and whilst exploring the features noticed it has the ability to display your local weather to your buddies. As with a lot of applications I’ve encountered they prompt for a US zip code thereby giving the impression that only US weather can be displayed. However, in most cases you can also enter a code for other cities around the world. To get the code for your city try the following:

  • Go to the weather.com World Search.
  • Find and display the weather for your city.
  • Now look at the URL for the page. After /local/ you should see a code that looks something like this UKXX0215.
  • Copy the code and paste it into the Your Weather field on 30 Boxes.

With a bit of luck it will have found your local (non-US) city.

[tags]weather, 30Boxes, 30 Boxes[/tags]


Responses

  1. Very useful !

  2. very useful, but how to change F to C (Celcium) degrees ?

  3. Celcium? No such thing. Celsius? Try here:
    http://www.wbuf.noaa.gov/tempfc.htm

  4. Doesn’t seem to work for Toronto. yahoo returns an HTML file from CAXX0504.

    When i grab the RSS feed from the page:
    http://xml.weather.yahoo.com/forecastrss?p=CAXX0504&u=f

    It works perfect. But I want degress Celsius:
    http://xml.weather.yahoo.com/forecastrss?p=CAXX0504&u=c

    And that doesn’t work. 30 Boxes doesn’t like that feed for some reason.

  5. Thank you it works perfect in Barcelona, Spain in Celsius, just tipe: http://xml.weather.yahoo.com/forecastrss?p=SPXX0015&u=c and it’s ok

  6. Works great for the UK – thanks very much for the tip!

  7. Not for Southampton 😦
    http://xml.weather.yahoo.com/forecastrss?p=UKXX0138&u=f

    It pulls some weather data in, but for somewhere else other than Southampton.


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