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How about adding the UK next?

I would love to be able to use this in the UK

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    Graham Hepburn shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  AdminDan Price (Lead Developer, GetOutCast) responded  · 

    I’d love to expand beyond the United States, but getting detailed weather data is expensive (I have zero revenue coming from this). Are you aware of any free sources of weather data for the UK?

    Thanks,

    Daniel

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      • AdminDan Price (Lead Developer, GetOutCast) commented  · 

        The openweathermap is an interesting option and at least gives partial forecasts through the day (every 3 hours) ... which I can interpolate to hourly.

        The free tier is painfully restrictive and I would (and probably need to) rearchitect how GetOutCast handles weather data; right now I am retrieving ALL weather data at once for the entire US so that when users request forecasts, I have no dependency nor latency on external APIs. Great for speed and resiliency (and makes the site able to withstand a bot index from Google and others), stinks for getting data outside of the US.

        Let me ponder on this. Thanks for the link!

        Daniel

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