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OpenWeatherMap / Weather Icons integration
  1. Include Weather Icons in your app: https://github.com/erikflowers/weather-icons

  2. Include the below JSON in your application, for example purposes, lets assume it's a global named weatherIcons.

  3. Make a request to OpenWeatherMap:

req = $.getJSON('http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather?q=London,uk&callback=?');
  1. Inspect the code and pair with the data above.

Note: 7xx and 9xx do not get prefixed w/ day/night

req.then(function(resp) {
  var prefix = 'wi wi-';
  var code = resp.weather[0].id;
  var icon = weatherIcons[code].icon;

  // If we are not in the ranges mentioned above, add a day/night prefix.
  if (!(code > 699 && code < 800) && !(code > 899 && code < 1000)) {
    icon = 'day-' + icon;
  }

  // Finally tack on the prefix.
  icon = prefix + icon;
});
{
"200": {
"label": "thunderstorm with light rain",
"icon": "storm-showers"
},
"201": {
"label": "thunderstorm with rain",
"icon": "storm-showers"
},
"202": {
"label": "thunderstorm with heavy rain",
"icon": "storm-showers"
},
"210": {
"label": "light thunderstorm",
"icon": "storm-showers"
},
"211": {
"label": "thunderstorm",
"icon": "thunderstorm"
},
"212": {
"label": "heavy thunderstorm",
"icon": "thunderstorm"
},
"221": {
"label": "ragged thunderstorm",
"icon": "thunderstorm"
},
"230": {
"label": "thunderstorm with light drizzle",
"icon": "storm-showers"
},
"231": {
"label": "thunderstorm with drizzle",
"icon": "storm-showers"
},
"232": {
"label": "thunderstorm with heavy drizzle",
"icon": "storm-showers"
},
"300": {
"label": "light intensity drizzle",
"icon": "sprinkle"
},
"301": {
"label": "drizzle",
"icon": "sprinkle"
},
"302": {
"label": "heavy intensity drizzle",
"icon": "sprinkle"
},
"310": {
"label": "light intensity drizzle rain",
"icon": "sprinkle"
},
"311": {
"label": "drizzle rain",
"icon": "sprinkle"
},
"312": {
"label": "heavy intensity drizzle rain",
"icon": "sprinkle"
},
"313": {
"label": "shower rain and drizzle",
"icon": "sprinkle"
},
"314": {
"label": "heavy shower rain and drizzle",
"icon": "sprinkle"
},
"321": {
"label": "shower drizzle",
"icon": "sprinkle"
},
"500": {
"label": "light rain",
"icon": "rain"
},
"501": {
"label": "moderate rain",
"icon": "rain"
},
"502": {
"label": "heavy intensity rain",
"icon": "rain"
},
"503": {
"label": "very heavy rain",
"icon": "rain"
},
"504": {
"label": "extreme rain",
"icon": "rain"
},
"511": {
"label": "freezing rain",
"icon": "rain-mix"
},
"520": {
"label": "light intensity shower rain",
"icon": "showers"
},
"521": {
"label": "shower rain",
"icon": "showers"
},
"522": {
"label": "heavy intensity shower rain",
"icon": "showers"
},
"531": {
"label": "ragged shower rain",
"icon": "showers"
},
"600": {
"label": "light snow",
"icon": "snow"
},
"601": {
"label": "snow",
"icon": "snow"
},
"602": {
"label": "heavy snow",
"icon": "snow"
},
"611": {
"label": "sleet",
"icon": "sleet"
},
"612": {
"label": "shower sleet",
"icon": "sleet"
},
"615": {
"label": "light rain and snow",
"icon": "rain-mix"
},
"616": {
"label": "rain and snow",
"icon": "rain-mix"
},
"620": {
"label": "light shower snow",
"icon": "rain-mix"
},
"621": {
"label": "shower snow",
"icon": "rain-mix"
},
"622": {
"label": "heavy shower snow",
"icon": "rain-mix"
},
"701": {
"label": "mist",
"icon": "sprinkle"
},
"711": {
"label": "smoke",
"icon": "smoke"
},
"721": {
"label": "haze",
"icon": "day-haze"
},
"731": {
"label": "sand, dust whirls",
"icon": "cloudy-gusts"
},
"741": {
"label": "fog",
"icon": "fog"
},
"751": {
"label": "sand",
"icon": "cloudy-gusts"
},
"761": {
"label": "dust",
"icon": "dust"
},
"762": {
"label": "volcanic ash",
"icon": "smog"
},
"771": {
"label": "squalls",
"icon": "day-windy"
},
"781": {
"label": "tornado",
"icon": "tornado"
},
"800": {
"label": "clear sky",
"icon": "sunny"
},
"801": {
"label": "few clouds",
"icon": "cloudy"
},
"802": {
"label": "scattered clouds",
"icon": "cloudy"
},
"803": {
"label": "broken clouds",
"icon": "cloudy"
},
"804": {
"label": "overcast clouds",
"icon": "cloudy"
},
"900": {
"label": "tornado",
"icon": "tornado"
},
"901": {
"label": "tropical storm",
"icon": "hurricane"
},
"902": {
"label": "hurricane",
"icon": "hurricane"
},
"903": {
"label": "cold",
"icon": "snowflake-cold"
},
"904": {
"label": "hot",
"icon": "hot"
},
"905": {
"label": "windy",
"icon": "windy"
},
"906": {
"label": "hail",
"icon": "hail"
},
"951": {
"label": "calm",
"icon": "sunny"
},
"952": {
"label": "light breeze",
"icon": "cloudy-gusts"
},
"953": {
"label": "gentle breeze",
"icon": "cloudy-gusts"
},
"954": {
"label": "moderate breeze",
"icon": "cloudy-gusts"
},
"955": {
"label": "fresh breeze",
"icon": "cloudy-gusts"
},
"956": {
"label": "strong breeze",
"icon": "cloudy-gusts"
},
"957": {
"label": "high wind, near gale",
"icon": "cloudy-gusts"
},
"958": {
"label": "gale",
"icon": "cloudy-gusts"
},
"959": {
"label": "severe gale",
"icon": "cloudy-gusts"
},
"960": {
"label": "storm",
"icon": "thunderstorm"
},
"961": {
"label": "violent storm",
"icon": "thunderstorm"
},
"962": {
"label": "hurricane",
"icon": "cloudy-gusts"
}
}
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@zivce zivce commented Mar 5, 2016

var dorn= "";

rq =$.getJSON(queryTxt);

rq.then(function(rsp){
   var prefix = "wi wi-";

   var today = new Date();
var hour = today.getHours();

if (hour > 6 && hour < 20) {
    //Day time
   dorn = "day-";

} else {
    //Night time
   dorn ="night-";
}
   console.log(dorn);
   var code = rsp.weather[0].id;
   iconD = prefix + "owm-" +dorn+ code;

I did it like this 👍 you gave me an awesome idea to start from thank you!

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@mwordpress mwordpress commented Mar 25, 2016

why i get this error "weatherIcons[code] is undefined"

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@Itsdenty Itsdenty commented Mar 28, 2016

Because you didn't declare ur json variable as weatherIcons

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@mav1283 mav1283 commented Jun 17, 2016

Hi how do i get this working on codepen?
and i also get this error: ReferenceError: weatherIcons is not defined

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@devloe devloe commented Jul 11, 2016

If I include the dorn prefix, I get thinks like "night-sunny", which is incorrect.
Any toughts?

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@codercodingthecode codercodingthecode commented Aug 24, 2016

This below works like a champ for me. In which "weatherDataIn" is the api callback.

var icon = ("<img src='http://openweathermap.org/img/w/" + weatherDataIn.weather[0].icon + ".png'>");

then

$('#display').html( icon );

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@Sliqric7053 Sliqric7053 commented Aug 24, 2016

Hi Andythedandyone

Great approach to the problem.

What html tag is #display?

Rich

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@evanwike evanwike commented Sep 29, 2016

I'm getting 'wi wi-night-sunny' with a code of 800 using your method and that doesn't exist in the JSON. Any ideas?

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@KEXUJIAN KEXUJIAN commented Jan 29, 2017

Thx @Andythedandyone
I've tried to figure out the usage of weather.icon before finding your comment.

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@davexpression davexpression commented Mar 1, 2017

Thanks.
I am concerned about performance, how can I remove icons Open Weather Map is not using

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@papajon0s1 papajon0s1 commented Mar 8, 2017

@Andytheandyone, thanks! I've been bashing my head trying to figure out how to get the images; makes so much more sense now.

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@luptilu luptilu commented Dec 7, 2017

Hi there!
I have included the pre-set weather icons from OpenWeatherMaps in my code. However, I can't seem to replace them with these pretty ones. Could you give me a more detailed description on how to proceed?
Here is my code so far:
screen shot 2017-12-07 at 13 27 16

Thank you so much.

Sincerely,

Luisa

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@olluz olluz commented Jan 3, 2018

you could use OpenWeather API's sunrise and sunset values to differentiate between night and day icons instead of hardcoding it to 6-20

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@mohamedabusrea mohamedabusrea commented Jan 12, 2018

I think you can depend on the sunrise&sunset values to determine the day/night better than the weather-id

const date = new Date();
const sunrise = new Date(result.data.sys.sunrise * 1000); //Convert a Unix timestamp to time
const sunset = new Date(result.data.sys.sunset * 1000);

/* Get suitable icon for weather */
if (date.getHours() >= sunrise.getHours() && date.getHours() < sunset.getHours()) {
    var weatherIconID = `wi wi-owm-day-${result.data.weather[0].id}`;
}
else if (date.getHours() >= sunset.getHours()) {
    var weatherIconID = `wi wi-owm-night-${result.data.weather[0].id}`;
}
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@pixelart7 pixelart7 commented Jan 24, 2018

Code from @mohamedabusrea is working great! But the else if do needs improvement since it cannot detect like 2am in the morning (ie. before sunrise) as night.

It should change into this:

...
else if (date.getHours() >= sunset.getHours()  || date.getHours() < sunrise.getHours()) {
    var weatherIconID = `wi wi-owm-night-${result.data.weather[0].id}`;
}

or just change to a simple else

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@williamsb williamsb commented Feb 13, 2018

Why are the codes for these in a different format than the ones in the API list ?

For example : "wi wi-owm-500" & "wi wi-sprinkle"

https://erikflowers.github.io/weather-icons/api-list.html

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@raulcarlomagno raulcarlomagno commented Apr 24, 2018

simpler
using openweathermap weathericons' mapping integration

        var nowTimestamp = Math.floor(Date.now() / 1000);
        var weatherClass = 'wi wi-owm-';
        weatherClass += (nowTimestamp >= data.sunrise && nowTimestamp <= data.sunset ? 'day' : 'night');
        weatherClass += ('-' + data.code);

        $(".weather-widget .icon-now").addClass(weatherClass);
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@fabiosoft fabiosoft commented Dec 25, 2018

Unfortunately only few icons are correctly mapped.

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@ze-gomes ze-gomes commented Dec 6, 2020

I think you can depend on the sunrise&sunset values to determine the day/night better than the weather-id

const date = new Date();
const sunrise = new Date(result.data.sys.sunrise * 1000); //Convert a Unix timestamp to time
const sunset = new Date(result.data.sys.sunset * 1000);

/* Get suitable icon for weather */
if (date.getHours() >= sunrise.getHours() && date.getHours() < sunset.getHours()) {
    var weatherIconID = `wi wi-owm-day-${result.data.weather[0].id}`;
}
else if (date.getHours() >= sunset.getHours()) {
    var weatherIconID = `wi wi-owm-night-${result.data.weather[0].id}`;
}

Won't this work incorrectly for different timezones? Because you are testing against the sunrise and sunset time of a given timezone with a date created in another timezone.

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@ze-gomes ze-gomes commented Dec 6, 2020

Ok, I finally managed to get everything to work perfectly using weather font and OpenWeatherMap API, I tried using the icons.json file provided here but it didn't work properly for me, I think most are outdated. Anyway I adapted some of the code of @mohamedabusrea, also created a new date with local time if you need to use it. It might be a little contrived but it works.

// Get weatherData from API
let weatherData = await response.json();
/* Get suitable icon for weather */
// Create new date representing the local Time
const now = new Date();
// Converto to UTC Date
const date = new Date(now.getTime() + now.getTimezoneOffset() * 60000);
// timezone returns shift in seconds from UTC, convert to miliseconds and add to the date epoch time to get localTime
const millisecondsOffsetUTC = date.getTime() + weatherData.timezone * 1000;
const localTime = new Date(millisecondsOffsetUTC);
// Get local sun phases and convert a unix timestamp to time
const sunrise = new Date(weatherData.sys.sunrise * 1000);
const sunset = new Date(weatherData.sys.sunset * 1000);
// Get correct weather icon for day/night periods
if (date > sunrise && date < sunset) {
    let weatherIconID = `wi wi-owm-day-${weatherData.weather[0].id}`;
    weatherIcon.className = weatherIconID;
} else {
    let weatherIconID = `wi wi-owm-night-${weatherData.weather[0].id}`;
    weatherIcon.className = weatherIconID;
}
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@moinabyssinia moinabyssinia commented Feb 12, 2021

how can I enlarge the size of the weather icons?

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@davidkiss96 davidkiss96 commented Jun 7, 2021

This below works like a champ for me. In which "weatherDataIn" is the api callback.

var icon = ("<img src='http://openweathermap.org/img/w/" + weatherDataIn.weather[0].icon + ".png'>");

then

$('#display').html( icon );

This just gave me the right direction dude! Thanks.
I am working with classes so here is my snippet:
paint(weather) {
this.icon.setAttribute("src", http://openweathermap.org/img/w/${weather.weather[0].icon}.png);
}

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