End of Service for the Weather Underground API

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We’re contacting you today to tell you about some upcoming changes to the Weather Underground (WU) API and what these changes mean for you.

The WU API has been around since 2010 to help you develop apps and websites as well as manage your Personal Weather Station data.  During that time, we’ve watched you build amazing products and visualize weather data with creativity and purpose.

Over the years, our infrastructure has struggled to keep up with the growing numbers of users coming to us for API data. We realized we needed to make changes to ensure the highest level of quality, performance and uptime for our API users.

As a result, we’ve made the difficult decision to retire the Weather Underground API. The Weather Company, which acquired WU back in 2012, offers a powerful suite of enterprise-grade APIs that might be better suited to meet your scale and performance needs while offering a broader range of weather data. You can see these products here.

Here’s what you need to know going forward:

  • Your subscriptions, and therefore access, will continue to work through 12/31/2018.

  • If you are a paying WU API customer, you will receive a call from a representative from The Weather Company, and IBM business, to discuss transition options to other API services. If you’d like to have these conversations sooner, contact us.

  • If you are a Personal Weather Station owner, you will receive more information about our plan to offer free access to the data you provide to Weather Underground. We’ll reach out once that plan has been finalized.

  • The WU Forum will continue to be the best place to connect, keep you informed, share your feedback and get your questions answered as we go through this process.


We are grateful for your commitment to Weather Underground and appreciate your understanding and support as we work through this process. These changes will allow us to continually improve our services and develop new features to keep WU a thriving place for you for many years to come.

Thanks for being part of the community.

Sincerely,

The WU Team
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Tim Roche, Official Rep

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Fred Kingston

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Is it my imagination or has both the custom and annual summaries been removed from the PWS ? Why am I sending WU my data? 
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Pauleen Ward Brown

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I am very sad this app is closing down.  I look at it every morning - for general weather conditions for my laundry, gardening etc and also for sailing.  Also annoyed that it wasn't announced by email to save me two days of trying to log on, checking my email and password.  
Bad form chaps!!!!
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Victoria Gardner, Official Rep

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What app is closing down, Pauleen?  Both the iOS and Android apps are alive and well -- both have new versions rolling out as we speak!

--Victoria
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firekroll

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I have been sending my data to Weather Underground for many years now. I have always enjoyed the app, and am disappointed that as a PWS contributer we no longer get any preferences.
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Victoria Gardner, Official Rep

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I don't think that is an accurate statement.  PWS contributors have access to a free API and to complimentary ad-free access on the web site.  

--Victoria