Display current and forecast weather data in MediaPortal.
In 2011, The Weather Channel discontinued its free API, so the built-in Weather plugin/feature provided with MediaPortal up to and including version 1.2.3, which used Weather Channel data, no longer works.
Many Weather plugins were soon developed and offered by community developers as an extension to MediaPortal. World Weather quickly became the most popular, especially as it offered a variety of weather providers, to ensure it could continue to work in future, even if some providers discontinued access to their API as The Weather Channel did.
In 2012, a poll showed almost 70% of users would like basic Weather features included in MediaPortal. As a result, Micropolis, the developer of the World Weather plugin, offered to develop a modified/basic version of his plugin for inclusion in MediaPortal:World Weather Lite[ |World Weather Lite (WWL)] (WWL).
It is now planned to include WWL in the MediaPortal client installer as of MediaPortal 1.4.0. Until then you can download the plugin installer yourself from the Plugins library.
World Weather Lite is a MediaPortal plugin, which can display weather data for self-defined locations. Using MediaPortal's World Weather Lite plugin, you can get weather forecasts for hundreds of cities around the world, using one of several different providers. This is important because different providers have different levels of accuracy for different regions of the world. Supported weather condition providers are: Foreca, Yahoo, WorldWeatherOnline and Weather Underground. World Weather Lite is a simplified version of the plugin World Weather, which provides even more functions and data providers.