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Weathercloud set-up

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noravalley
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Weathercloud set-up

Post by noravalley » Tue 10 Jul 2018 9:49 pm

G'day All,

I've just recently moved from Weatherlink to Cumulus v1.9.4 for better stability, so far so good!
I have set up uploads to Weather Underground and that worked perfectly straight away, however I do upload to Weathercloud and this has been much more difficult!

I have followed the instructions from https://weathercloud.net/info/cumulus and the readme file several times and I am not sure what I am doing wrong.
My settings are as follows -
Local filenames - C:\Cumulus\weathercloud_realtime_template.txt
Remote filnames - C:\Cumulus\weathercloud_realtime.txt
Process? - Ticked.
Realtime - OFF as I am logging 1 min intervals.
I have all the correct info in the weathercloud.ini file.
I have set the link type in weathercloud to Cumulus.
Antivirus/Firewalls have been cleared for the appropriate applications.
Now, weathercloud is receiving data but it is the same old data everytime, the C:\Cumulus\weathercloud_realtime.txt file does not seem to be updating?

Any help would be appreciated, I thought about going to CumulusMX to see if that works better but unsure if it is a simple roll over..?

Many thanks!

Ryan.

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Re: Weathercloud set-up

Post by PaulMy » Wed 11 Jul 2018 1:32 pm

I presume you have read http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... ud#p121746

Now, weathercloud is receiving data but it is the same old data everytime, the C:\Cumulus\weathercloud_realtime.txt file does not seem to be updating?
Does your C:\Cumulus\weathercloud_realtime_template.txt file contain the proper webtags for Cumulus to process in to data for Weathercloud?

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<#year><#month><#day> <#hour><#minute> <#temp> <#hum> <#dew> <#wspeed> <#wlatest> <#bearing> <#rrate> <#rfall> <#press> <#windunit> <#tempunitnodeg> <#pressunit> <#rainunit> <#intemp> <#inhum> <#wchill> <#wgust> <#heatindex> <#UV> <#ET> <#SolarRad> <#avgbearing> <#forecastnumber> <#THWindex>
and is the C:\Cumulus\weathercloud_realtime.txt populated with current data (my Cumulus processed file on 2018-07-11 at 09:27)

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20180711 0927 21.8 58 13.1 4.3 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 1018.93 km/h C hPa mm 25.3 46 21.8 8.5 21.8 2.0 0.41 520 32 1 21.4
Enjoy,
Paul

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Re: Weathercloud set-up

Post by noravalley » Fri 13 Jul 2018 5:00 am

Hi Paul,

Thank you for taking the time to reply.
I read every single thread and comment regarding weathercloud here and on wxforum.
I sent weathercloud support an email and they gave me somewhat different install instructions which worked for me.
Unsure why it wouldn't work using the other install instructions but nevertheless.

Here are the instructions I received just in case someone else ever has the same problems.

Please try following the steps below:


1) Delete your current 'Weathercloud' folder inside the 'Cumulus' folder.

2) Create a new 'Weathercloud' folder inside the 'Cumulus' folder'.

3) Download and unzip the add-on for Cumulus inside the new 'Weathercloud folder'.

4) Do not open any file at this moment.

6) Open Cumulus

7) Go to Configuration > Internet

8) In the Sites tab make sure that Auto Update is checked.

9) In the Files tab, local filename must be C:\Cumulus\Weathercloud\weathercloud_realtime_template.txt

10) Remote filename must be C:\Cumulus\Weathercloud\weathercloud_realtime.txt

11) Check Process, and only check Realtime if your logging interval is bigger than 10 minutes.

12) Go to the Weathercloud folder inside Cumulus, open the weathercloud.ini file and you should enter your WID and Key. The path should be: file=C:\Cumulus\Weathercloud\weathercloud_realtime.txt, as shown here.

13) Restart the add-on


Please keep in mind that you may have to wait up to 10 minutes to see your station online on Weathercloud after having followed the steps above.

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Re: Weathercloud set-up

Post by PaulMy » Fri 13 Jul 2018 1:00 pm

Thanks for reporting back. I presume it is now updating, and on the map?

Those instructions should be helpful to others.

Enjoy,
Paul

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