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Darksky API and current vs apparent temperature

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digitalformula
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Darksky API and current vs apparent temperature

Post by digitalformula »

[FIXED] It's a data source accuracy issue with DarkSky and is documented on their site. I just didn't think to check there first and assumed any good weather API would cover ... everywhere. Lol.

Hi all,

Has anyone else found the Darksky API returns the exact same value for current and apparent temperature?

The API works fine from a connectivity and performance perspective, but both current and apparent temperature are identical for me. Always.

I'm using a query based on their docs: https://api.darksky.net/forecast/#APIKEY#/#COORDINATES#?units=si

Anyone else seen this?

Thanks
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mak_kawa
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Re: Darksky API and current vs apparent temperature

Post by mak_kawa »

Hi digitalformula

I am using DarkSkyAPI. And for my location, "temparature" and "apparentTemparature" are always different. For example;

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"temperature":-3.35,"apparentTemperature":-5.71
"temperature":-2.35,"apparentTemperature":-4.98
"temperature":-3.52,"apparentTemperature":-5.86
So, these apparentTemparature (= feels-like temparature) data seem to be relevant at least for me.
digitalformula
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Re: Darksky API and current vs apparent temperature

Post by digitalformula »

mak_kawa wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 9:01 am
Hi digitalformula

I am using DarkSkyAPI. And for my location, "temparature" and "apparentTemparature" are always different. For example;

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"temperature":-3.35,"apparentTemperature":-5.71
"temperature":-2.35,"apparentTemperature":-4.98
"temperature":-3.52,"apparentTemperature":-5.86
So, these apparentTemparature (= feels-like temparature) data seem to be relevant at least for me.
Firstly, holy moly that's cold. :)

Secondly, would you please post your request URL? Without API key and coordinates obviously, but I'd like to make sure it's the same or similar to mine.

Thanks for responding!
mak_kawa
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Re: Darksky API and current vs apparent temperature

Post by mak_kawa »

My request URL is https://api.darksky.net/forecast/#APIkey#/#Latitude#,#Longitude#?units=#Unit#. Possibly same as you.

Yes, my location is ice-cold place, but it is warm today. :-)
Last edited by mak_kawa on February 21st, 2020, 9:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
digitalformula
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Re: Darksky API and current vs apparent temperature

Post by digitalformula »

mak_kawa wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 9:14 am
My request URL https://api.darksky.net/forecast/#APIkey#/#Latitude#,#Longitude#?units=#Unit#. Possibly same as you.

Yes, my location is ice-cold place, but it is warm today. :-)
Thanks! :)

I think it's a problem with my city for some reason. New Zealand works fine, London UK works fine using my query, other cities in my country work fine.

That's very weird.