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Quick python weather script using Google's Weather API
#!/usr/bin/env python
# encoding: utf-8
import sys
from argparse import ArgumentParser
from xml.dom import minidom
from urllib.request import urlopen
from urllib.parse import urlencode
except ImportError:
from urllib import urlopen, urlencode
API_URL = ""
def main():
arguments = ArgumentParser(prog="weather")
arguments.add_argument("--unit", choices="CF", dest="unit", default="C", help="Which unit to display the temperatures in")
arguments.add_argument("location", nargs="+")
args = arguments.parse_args(sys.argv[1:])
for location in args.location:
url = API_URL + urlencode({"weather": location})
xml = urlopen(url).read()
doc = minidom.parseString(xml)
forecast_information = doc.documentElement.getElementsByTagName("forecast_information")[0]
city = forecast_information.getElementsByTagName("city")[0].getAttribute("data")
current_conditions = doc.documentElement.getElementsByTagName("current_conditions")[0]
temp = current_conditions.getElementsByTagName("temp_f" if args.unit == "F" else "temp_c")[0].getAttribute("data")
condition = current_conditions.getElementsByTagName("condition")[0].getAttribute("data")
wind_condition = current_conditions.getElementsByTagName("wind_condition")[0].getAttribute("data")
humidity = current_conditions.getElementsByTagName("humidity")[0].getAttribute("data")
indent = " "
print("Weather for {0}:".format(city))
print(indent + "{0}°{1}".format(temp, args.unit))
print(indent + condition)
print(indent + wind_condition)
print(indent + humidity)
if __name__ == "__main__":
adys@azura ~/src/scripts % ./ London Bucharest "New York"
Weather for London:
Partly Cloudy
Wind: S at 12 mph
Humidity: 55%
Weather for Bucharest, Bucuresti:
Partly Cloudy
Wind: E at 16 mph
Humidity: 59%
Weather for New York, NY:
Wind: N at 6 mph
Humidity: 32%
adys@azura ~/src/scripts % ./ "Los Angeles" --unit=F
Weather for Los Angeles, CA:
Wind: N at 0 mph
Humidity: 68%

I am getting an error that:

weather:error:the following arguments are required:location

BrainRTP commented Oct 9, 2016

root@novvvela:/home/bot# python London --unit=C
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 44, in
File "", line 25, in main
doc = minidom.parseString(xml)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/xml/dom/", line 1928, in parseString
return expatbuilder.parseString(string)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/xml/dom/", line 940, in parseString
return builder.parseString(string)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/xml/dom/", line 223, in parseString
parser.Parse(string, True)
xml.parsers.expat.ExpatError: syntax error: line 1, column 0

I am getting this error for both of the websites:weather: error: the following arguments are required: location

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