What’s the weather like in …? Just cURL it!


To know what the weather is like in a specific (or in the current city) I always Google for “{cityname} weather forecast”. Thanks to wttr.in I can now also get to know that via cURL. Just send a cURL request to the URL and voila:

$ curl wttr.in
Weather for City: Sint-Amandsberg, Belgium

     \   /     Sunny
      .-.      5 – 8 °C       
   ― (   ) ―   ↙ 15 km/h      
      `-’      10 km          
     /   \     0.0 mm   

You can also append the name of a specific city to the domain:

$ curl wttr.in/paris
Weather for City: Paris, France

    \  /       Partly cloudy
  _ /"".-.     6 – 9 °C       
    \_(   ).   ↙ 17 km/h      
    /(___(__)  10 km          
               0.0 mm     

Since it’s curlable, it’s on the web (ref). Ergo you can also visit wttr.in in your browser.

The actual fetching of the weather data is done by wego, a weather client for the terminal.

wttr.in →
wttr.in Source (GitHub) →
wego Source (GitHub) →


Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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