CityDashboard Weather Forecasts – Yahoo! to the Rescue
After Google abruptly turned off their XML weather feed this week, I’ve switched to using Yahoo! Weather (an RSS feed) for the CityDashboard weather forecast module. Yahoo uses WOEIDs rather than city names, which takes a bit longer to configure but is unambiguous – Google just used the city name, so required careful specification to get Birmingham (UK) weather rather than Birmingham (Alabama, US) weather, for example. Google’s feed was undocumented (so, strictly, private) but was widely used on other websites.
I’m using the weather icons (which link to the codes supplied by Yahoo) from the WeatherIcon project.
It works well. Thank you Yahoo!
Maybe Yahoo! is about to become the new Google?