my_weather - Learning webscraping with BeautfifulSoup

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The focus of this project is to learn about webscraping with the Requests and BeautifulSoup Python libraries.

The project source code is available on Github. Contributions are welcomed.

I use jupyter notebooks to work out the beautifulsoup returns. The notebooks are draft quality, meaning I just use them to hack around. They may be of interest to see how I search out elements and return strings from them.

Timmins Weather Notebook

Install

for the latest devel branch
pip install https://github.com/alaudet/my_weather/archive/devel.zip

for the latest stable master branch
pip install https://github.com/alaudet/my_weather/archive/master.zip

Usage

Find the weather code for your city by visiting the Environment Canada Weather Information website.

The code is in the url of your weather report.

Help Menu

my_weather -h

usage: my_weather [-h] -c CODE [-e]

Use argparsing to allow more control over output

optional arguments:
-h, --help            show this help message and exit
-c CODE, --code CODE  Enter the city code from weather.gc.ca
-e, --extended        Add the extended forecast

Example 1 - Sudbury ON, simple forecast

my_weather -c on-40

Greater Sudbury, ON - 7:00 AM EDT Monday 22 April 2019
No Alerts in effect
Temperature: 4°C
Conditions: Cloudy
Humidity: 75%
Wind: ENE 16 km/h
Normals: High: 11°C  Low: 0°C
Sunrise: 6:25 EDT  Sunset:20:20 EDT

Example 2 - Timmins ON, simple forecast (includes weather alerts)

my_weather -c on-127

Timmins, ON - 7:00 AM EDT Monday 22 April 2019
FREEZING RAIN WARNING 
RAINFALL WARNING 
Temperature: -2°C
Conditions: Light Freezing Rain
Humidity: 88%
Wind: E 13 km/h
Normals: High: 11°C  Low: -2°C
Sunrise: 6:23 EDT  Sunset:20:25 EDT

Example 3 Halifax NS, extended forecast

my_weather -c ns-19 -e

Halifax, NS - 8:38 AM ADT Monday 22 April 2019
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT 
Temperature: 11°C
Conditions: Light Rain
Humidity: 100%
Wind: S 9 km/h
Normals: High: 10°C  Low: 2°C
Sunrise: 6:19 ADT  Sunset:20:07 ADT
---Extended Forecast---
Today - Periods of rain. Fog patches. Amount 10 to 20 mm. High 12. UV index 2 or low.
Tonight - Periods of rain. Fog patches. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low plus 5.
Tue, 23 Apr - Rain. Fog patches. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Wind east 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 8. UV index 1 or low.
Night - Showers. Low plus 5.
Wed, 24 Apr - A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 10.
Night - Showers. Low plus 2.
Thu, 25 Apr - Cloudy. High 8.
Night - Cloudy periods. Low zero.
Fri, 26 Apr - A mix of sun and cloud. High 8.
Night - Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2.
Sat, 27 Apr - Rain. High 7.
Night - Cloudy periods with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1.


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