Looking for simple clean weather website to replace darksky.net
June 30, 2020 12:09 PM   Subscribe

Dark Sky is about to shut down their website, darksky.net. Is there another weather website that is similarly simple and clean? I just want local forecasts that I can use to plan my day and my week.

I use the Dark Sky app on my phone, and I will continue to do that. But sometimes I'm on my computer. I don't need videos, I don't need news stories, I don't need flashing blinking advertisements. I just want the weather.
posted by Winnie the Proust to Science & Nature (12 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'm partial to weather.gov, for those in the USA. Just punch in your ZIP code on the left or click on the map.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 12:12 PM on June 30, 2020 [3 favorites]


I use adblockers, so I can't say for sure it's zero ads, but Weather Underground is my usual go-to weather website.
posted by box at 12:14 PM on June 30, 2020 [2 favorites]


After MUCH study, I switched from dark sky to "weawow" on my android and it's really good. Your question prompted me to see if there is a web version of it, and there is, at weawow.com
posted by fritley at 12:19 PM on June 30, 2020 [6 favorites]


wttr.in is my go-to. Clean, just text (the weather icons are Unicode emoji), no ads or anything. If you're the kind that likes to do things on the command line, it can even be installed there. Also super easy to get other places: just append coords or the name to the address (for example, Portland, OR; Leipzig, DE; Mumbai, India, etc.). More options and such.

(This did internally use the Darksky API, but not exclusively.)

(slight update: it just does weather and some forecasts, no radar maps or anything. I use Weather Underground for that stuff.)
posted by mrg at 12:37 PM on June 30, 2020 [6 favorites]


There's also wttr.in. Doesn't get a whole lot cleaner than straight text.

When I was going through an extended text-only-internet phase, my go-to bookmark for the National Weather Service was the text-only forecast for my area.
posted by jquinby at 12:38 PM on June 30, 2020 [2 favorites]


There's also a top-secret v2.wttr.in with nifty temp and precipitation graphs.
posted by theodolite at 12:41 PM on June 30, 2020 [4 favorites]


If you are in the US then try mobile.weather.gov
posted by prk60091 at 4:52 PM on June 30, 2020


Seconding weather.gov
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:22 PM on June 30, 2020


One I like is windy.com
posted by GoldenShackles at 9:02 PM on June 30, 2020 [1 favorite]



After MUCH study, I switched from dark sky to "weawow" on my android and it's really good. Your question prompted me to see if there is a web version of it, and there is, at weawow.com


It also looks like you can use DarkSky as a weather source. My understanding is the API stays until end of 2021 so you can use weawow as an interface and then change providers later too.
posted by vacapinta at 12:40 AM on July 1, 2020


I've been following this because I also have been using the web version of DarkSky.

I used to use weatherunderground, but it frustrated me for reasons I can no longer remember; same with the weather.gov.

However, I notice that the DarkSky web page still seems to be working, so maybe we can both hang in for a while.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:30 AM on July 1, 2020


I've enjoyed using meteoblue
posted by kup0 at 9:38 PM on July 4, 2020 [1 favorite]


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