Inconsistencies + units

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I just signed up for an API key and am testing with Helsinki, Finland.
The response gives the station ID, so I looked it up online and went to a local popular weather service website that uses the same station.

In the JSON response, the "feels like" degrees state the same value as "degrees", while the official website displays that the "feels like" temperature is much colder, and it should be, because the wind blows almost straight from the North. 

Also, what is it with these units? Is it not possible to add either "units=metric" or "units=imperial" to the url so that it would be consistent and much easier to make sense of? I looked for the metric wind speed parameter for ages until I found it, and it appears to be in the format "km/h", as it is on your website if I go to the page for my city's weather info. I've never even heard of announcing wind speed in terms of km/h. Meters per second, m / s is what we use. Visibility is in kilometers, so you got that one correct. 

I'm starting to feel quite bored because this isn't the first weather API that I'm trying out for performing the simple task of getting the current weather for a single location, correct. Different observation stations within the same city do indeed give slightly varying values but if even matching the station IDs to see if it correlates reveals that it doesn't, I don't have much faith in this system.
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