Dennisdg wrote: ↑
Fri 22 May 2020 4:31 pm
Request help configuring CumulusMX UI style to show METAR conditions in the Cloudbase graphic from the theUIwebsiteMX_Options.
Do I need to change anything in the get-metarSA-inc.php?
In cloudbaseCUmx.php I have set my local airfield ICAO to EGLF (Farnborough).
Within the UK there is variation on how METAR are coded, some code based on RAF standards, some use USAF standards, and some follow CAA standards. With that knowledge, I would not be surprised if Farnborough is non-standard. I use the same site as PaulMy to check the history for past METARs when I need to.
EGLF (Farnborough) gives local conditions when I try it using my own code
to view this METAR, to display the actual message, and how it translates. The current METAR is
2020/05/23 11:20 METAR EGLF 231120Z 24013KT 9999 FEW036CB 15/08 Q1022 RESHRA
and that includes current conditions as cloudy. It is true that there are many variations in how METAR are expressed, and that most scripts are based on the convention in that country, and my own code is the most sophisticated METAR reader possible
being written specifically to cope with all world variations I was able to find, not just the different ones in UK.
It is not for me to explore how Brian's code reads METAR, but I expect it to be based on Ken True's code with its assumptions.
I found when I edited the cloudbaseCUmx.php script (which I use too for viewing in the dashboard (index.php) that BCJKiwi released) to use EGLF, instead of the airfield nearest me, that does stop the cloud base working. That code, whilst fine for most people, including for my local METAR, is apparently incompatible with EGLF.
You provided an image of the various options in that script in your post. You will see from reading Brian's How To, some more information about those options. It is not my place to dictate which options you could change, but I hope Brian can advise you and you get a resolution.