i made it one day after being annoyed with all the junk on weather.com. i just wanted a simple answer whether it was going to rain so i knew which car i could drive that day.
I recommend using font-family:"helvetica neue", arial, sans-serif;
- The weather details could be a slightly more bold.
- It is not intuitive to press enter when i click to change the location though.
- Does a google gadget exist for this so that i can put this on my iGoogle page?
I was raised in the UK, and used celsius. Now I live in the US and have learned to use Fahrenheit.
On a related note, I was very annoyed that Yahoo Weather will allow you to either choose centigrade and kilometers per hour, or Fahrenheit and MPH, but not to mix and match. Insane.
Probably best to show both.
The answer to "is it going to rain?" here is always "Who knows? Probably... can't really say. It looks sunny outside, but it was raining this morning so it might rain again later today."
You've earned a little spot on my bookmarks toolbar.
With unicode domain names, you could have preticipation?.com, although it may look a mess in non-Firefox browsers.
AFAIK the UK uses celsius mostly.
try /XXXXX for a specific zip code
or /tomorrow for tomorrow's forecast
(Okay - and my name is often George Bush or Bill Clinton)
I am a lover of putting 90210 as my zip code though, I did it by reflex to try out umbrellatoday.com haha
However, umbrellatoday has txting ability; which is not on goingtorain.com.
A month or so ago we ( http://sleep.fm ) launched wake up to ur weather report. We speak the weather to you upon zip code entry/alarm time passing.
Thought I'd share via the relevancy of this post. Congrats on your launch!
If the feed expired in 60 minutes that would be enough to update for changing locations.
Also - saying that it will "maybe" rain in Melbourne is a bit of a cop-out - considering we are famous for having 4 seasons in a day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Seasons_in_One_Day)
Shows actual rainfall though, not clouds, so it can be grey and dark outside but look clear on the radar.
In summary: A reverse-DNS search through the DNS system combined with more information from geolocation DBs can usually pinpoint location to within a few miles unless the user goes to some lengths to hide it (ie. use VPNs, tor, ip spoofing, etc...). Several free databases available if you want to do this yourself.
The city accuracy outside the US is not great.
At work, opening Google Maps zooms you straight to the exact work address. Now that's spooky.