Weather Realted Content Sources For Web Designers

 
 These content providers offer probably the easiest yet most interest-
  ing content for any web site . . . THE WEATHER! Take your time to
 look through this list and pick out the content most suitable for you.
 

 

Weather

Weather forecasts and live weather feeds are essential for many websites. Most weather feeds here are able to be embedded in your page and are automatically updated. This makes ideal informational content for your website visitors.


Blue Skies Weather Feed - Highly Recommended
A compact and tidy weather feed for Australian capital cities and selected major world capital cities. Unobtrusive and ideal for all websites. Also have the option of displaying all weather forecasts in both Celcius and Fahrenheit. Simply follow the instructions by copying the code and replacing the ZZZZZ with the city of your choice.
I have just re-reviewed the website because they have now added the ability to deliver weather in Chinese, German, Korean and Japanese and I must say that if you require a litte more than the free options in the form of unbranded weather feeds, these feeds are pretty darn good. My favorite is the graphics of states of Australia with the major cities weather highlighted - very professional and very high quality considering the cost !

COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: International
LINKS: Home Page

Free-Weather.com
With just a few lines of code you can offer your visitors visual climate graphs for over 2000 cities around the world. Very handy for travel, sports and other general portals.

FREQUENCY: Occasional
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
PREVIEW: Live Demo
COUNTRY BIAS: International
LINKS: Home Page

Weather World - Highly Recommended
Excellent weather data for the UK and Ireland. Display one or more individual forecasts for over 3000 locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, providing detailed information for a 48hr period and showing the forecasted weather conditions at 3 hr intervals. Also includes sunrise and sunset times for the location and current moon phases
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: UK
LINKS: Home Page

Solar Propcaster
If your website deals with ham radios, maritime information, space, satellites or any form of communication then you might like to add this nifty little real time radio and space weather forecast. This is a real time forecast for radio propogation and includes a brief description of atmospheric noise levels and of radio conditions.

FREQUENCY: Automatically as data changes
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: International
LINKS: Home Page

SWIFT Wx - Storm Warnings
Add live storm warnings to your website with just a few lines of code.

FREQUENCY: Live
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: USA
LINKS: Home Page

DynaWeather.com
Add a JAVA based weather forecast to your website. Highly configurable.

FREQUENCY: Daily
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: USA
LINKS: Home Page

Qwikcast Weather Buttons
Display the current days weather forecast for any particular city (from a selection of 40,000 US locations or 10,000 International locations) with just a few lines of HTML.

FREQUENCY: Daily
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: International
LINKS: Home Page

Weather Picture of the Day
Hey, this is a cool idea! With just a few lines of HTML you can have an automatically changing picture of the day showing such things as tornadoes, storms, sunsets, rain lightning etc.

FREQUENCY: Daily
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: International
LINKS: Home Page

USA Weathernet
A number of weather content items including some java applets and auto-updating city forecast reports presented as images.

FREQUENCY: Variable
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: USA
LINKS: Home Page

Solar and Geomagnetic Activity Monitors
Wow - These ones are unique. Add this to your weather page or to any general portal. The latest solar or geomagnetic activity is displayed for your visitors to see. Help alert them to solar flares and geomagnetic storms. Thank you to atomicduckie for the lead see his great examples of free content at his Oklahoma information portal.

FREQUENCY: 24 Hour Updates
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
PREVIEW: Live Demo
COUNTRY BIAS: International
LINKS: Home Page

Kansas Weather - Highly Recommended
Excellent, high quality Kansas weather content you can add to your site. You can add weather for various regions such as Wichita, Great Bend, Garden City or McCook / Oberlin.
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: USA
LINKS: Home Page

Americas Weather
A large selection of US weather forecasts. Java scrollers and tickers and static displays that change dynamically on each visit to the page.
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: USA
LINKS: Home Page

Columbus WTG Weather
You may frame these worldwide, 5-day forecasts on your own website.
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: International
LINKS: Home Page

Intellicast - Highly Recommended
A nice selection of graphic live weather forecasts, radar images and road conditions for your site.
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: International
LINKS: Home Page

AccuWeather.com - Highly Recommended
A variety of weather content for your site; Mainly US, but some neat US and international live satellite feeds. Select the affiliate program and sign up to get access to the content.
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: YES
COUNTRY BIAS: USA
LINKS: Home Page

Volusia County Beaches - Highly Recommended
A free beach report to add to your site. If your site has something to do with this area in Florida (USA) then this is an excellent bit of auto-updating, inline content you can add to your pages.

FREQUENCY: Daily
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: USA
LINKS: Home Page

Real Conditions - Highly Recommended
If you have a sport or snow activity related site, then this content is for you. You can add the current ski conditions for virtually any ski resort in the world. If they don't have it then you can add it. WAP content is also available.
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: International
LINKS: Home Page

The Weather Network - Highly Recommended
Specialised Canadian weather content for your website. Very nice looking graphical weather buttons showing the current weather in any Canadian city you specify or a map of canada showing current conditions.
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: Canada
LINKS: Home Page

Weather Underground
A great site with lots of different link styles. Quite a few interesting graphical elements to choose from.

FREQUENCY: Updates are dependent on partnered weather feeds
COST: FREE
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: International
LINKS: Home Page

TimeandWeather - Highly Recommended
An excellent and useful bit of drop in content. An advertising based java ticker giving the local time and weather conditions in most countries in the world and every US state.
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
PREVIEW: Live Demo
COUNTRY BIAS: International
LINKS: Home Page

OnlineWeather.com - Highly Recommended
Finally, some detailed weather that is not US based. This excellent site has a number of very stylish looking free Java weather applets that scroll the UK and Irelands weather forecasts in a very nice looking interface. There are 3 free options available and a number of low cost ones for a more customised requirement.
COST: Free and some low cost
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: UK
LINKS: Home Page

MeoSat (The University of Nottingham)
An extremly popular MeoSat satellite image service from The University of Nottingham.

FREQUENCY: Various - See schedule
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: International
LINKS: Home Page

WeatherForYou
A nice selection of HTML and a few choices of Java scrollers. Beware of the scrollers they take users offsite. The HTML will have to be changed to launch the data in a new window. They also claim they will tailor a package for you FOR FREE if you have more than 10 visitors per hour.
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: USA
LINKS: Home Page

WX.com
The best options out of what is available here are their weather magnets and local radar image. Although the default html will cause the user to go off site, it is easy enough to modify the code so it launches in a separate window. There is also a free 5 day forecast but it needs to be launched in a frame.
COST: Free
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: USA
LINKS: Home Page

Weather.com
A very professional weather magnet or detailed overview of the weather can be embedded on your site. Although if you want to display many weather magnets at your site the process to find the right international URL can be tedious.

FREQUENCY: Updates are dependent on partnered weather feeds
COST: FREE
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: International
LINKS: Home Page