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How to add an Outdoor Weather XML sensor



Seems, the only advice on Paessler KB for weather monitoring is to add some iFrame on a map. I wanna share my experience with "HTTP XML/REST Value" sensor.

Recently I found a post about Yandex.Weather providing its data in XML: http://habrahabr.ru/post/136149/

Mine solution was to add "HTTP XML/REST Value" sensor with URL: http://export.yandex.ru/weather-ng/forecasts/27612.xml and specify node "temperature"

City ID can be found here: (27612 was for Moscow) http://weather.yandex.ru/static/cities.xml

Everyone else now can easily google his own favorite weather provider's XML feed and parse it. PTF.XMLRestQB tool helped me to determine the right node: https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/48783-is-there-a-tool-available-that-can-help-me-building-queries-for-the-xml-rest-sensor

http map weather xml

Created on Jun 22, 2015 3:12:25 PM

Last change on Jun 22, 2015 5:07:15 PM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

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Hey i3laze,

Thank you very much for sharing!

Created on Jun 22, 2015 5:05:53 PM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]



Yandex export XML feed is currently deprecated. However here's nice weather provider for parsing: https://openweathermap.org/forecast5

Created on Jun 16, 2020 10:19:02 AM



Hi i3laze,

Thank you again for this update.

Kind Regards,
Matthias Kupfer - Team Tech Support

Created on Jun 16, 2020 1:20:09 PM by  Matthias Kupfer [Paessler Support]

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